All in Grant Writing

Update: Walkerbot/Tablebot project makes progress!

Earlier I posted on the successful funding of our Walkerbot project which is focused on developing robots and other robotic devices to help older adults maintain personal connections to others as well as physical activity as they age.  I'm happy to present an update on the progress of the Walkerbot project. With this funding we were able to support an engineering student to develop Tbo (Tablebot), the first in the class of situated robots.  

Grants: RCTA work gets funded! $50,000

I'm happy to say that my proposal for a project with the Robotics Collaborative Technology Alliance (RCTA) 2017 was selected for funding.

Grant title: Appropriate calibrations of trust for supporting soldier-robot teaming, PI: Elizabeth Phillips, Brown University, Funded by General Dynamics Land Systems, $50,000

Overview after the break

Partnership with Sproutel & Rhode Island Innovation Voucher

Right before leaving for vacation a few weeks back, I worked with the team over at Sproutel, a local Rhode Island medical tech company, to submit a proposal for funding via a Rhode Island Innovation voucher. Together Sproutel and Brown's Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative are partnering to complete a user study deploying a new iteration of Jerry the Bear  in patient homes. I am really excited about this project and looking forward to working on an industry-academia partnership. We're hoping to hear back about funding soon. 

Grant title: Evaluating Psychosocial Support Provided by Jerry the Bear for Type I Diabetes, submitted to Rhode Island Commerce Corporation