RoboCup WorldCup 2013 is held in Eindhoven, NL


RoboCup WorldCup 2013 is held in Eindhoven, NL

Robolit continues to play a crucial role in the RoboCupRescue Robot League, in support of the wider DHS-NIST-ASTM International Standard Test Methods for Response Robotsproject, with a Robolit research scientist traveling to RoboCup World Cup 2013 in Eindhoven as one of the members of the Organizing Committee to direct and supervise arena construction, gather data, and referee the competition. This event is an important outreach component of the overall project, providing exposure to leading research institutes from around the world in this crucial area.

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Dr. Komsuoglu is a robotics expert and entrepreneur with over 20 years of research, development and start-up experience. Focusing on biologically inspired high-performance mobility and high-dexterity manipulation systems Mr. Komsuoglu served as a key personnel in several critically acclaimed multi-institutional robotics projects sponsored by Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), United States Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) and National Science Foundation (NSF). Some noteworthy projects he was involved with includes DARPA-CBS, DARPA-RHex, DARPA-RiSE, NSF-FIBR and MA-UGV. In these projects Dr. Komsuoglu engaged experimental robotic research, simulation, embedded system development (hardware/software), control systems engineering and analytic studies. Since 2006 Dr. Komsuoglu has been heavily engaged in business development. He founded and ran technology start-up companies focusing on commercialization of several robotic technologies he helped develop. In 2009 he founded Robolit LLC ( providing design consulting for academic research equipment, search and rescue systems for first responders and military applications. His current work focuses on remotely controlled UAVs with a unique UI system employing virtual reality devices with applications in first response and entertainment industry. Since 2011 Dr. Komsuoglu has been serving as an active member of the DHS-NIST-ASTM Standard Robot Test Methods committee and is responsible of development of manipulation test methods.

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