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Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Matthew Spenko, discussed Elon Musk's recent comments on artificial intelligence (AI) being the cause of World War 3 on Fox's Good Day Chicago. In the interview Dr. Spenko shares his expertise on the future of AI and robotics.

Watch the Good Day Chicago Interview here. 

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Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Armour College of Engineering, Matthew Spenko, was quoted in New Scientist and NOVA Next about gecko inspired robotic grippers that could be used to collect space junk.

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Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Armour College of Engineering, Matthew Spenko, was featured in several news outlets about the return of the Robot Revolution Exhibit to the Museum of Science and Industry. Professor Spenko's HyTAQ robot will be on display during the exhibit that runs through February 4th, 2018.

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Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Armour College of Engineering, Matthew Spenko, was featured in the Chicago Tribune for his robotics research at Illinois Tech. Professor Spenko's research into making navigation safer for self driving cars and creating novel adhesives for robots used by NASA was detailed in the article. 

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Matthew Spenko, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering in Armour College of Engineering's Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering Department, recently spoke to ChicagoInno about the emerging trends in drone technology.

Read the complete ChicagoInno article here.

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Matthew Spenko, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering in Armour College of Engineering's Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering Department, was recently featured in a Chicago Inno article showcasing the top Researchers of 2015 from Illinois. Spenko, was featured for his research in the field of robotics. He is currently working with nano materials to develop robots with gecko-like grip and drones that can both fly and roll.

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Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Matthew Spenko, will have his robot featured in an exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry titled “Robot Revolution.” The exhibit will open on Thursday, May 21, 2015. Spenko has been building his robot over the last four years. It will be on display along with a second robot he helped create during his post-doctoral work at Stanford University.

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NASA’s 5th Annual RASC-AL Exploration Robo-Ops Competition is the perfect opportunity for anyone who has ever dreamed about designing and building a robotic rover that one day might discover life on another planet, or a new mineral on an asteroid whizzing through space.<

In this exciting competition, undergraduate and graduate students are invited to create a multi-disciplinary team to build a planetary rover prototype and demonstrate its capabilities to perform a series of competitive tasks in field tests at the NASA Johnson Space Center’s Rock Yard in June 2015.

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Armour College of Engineering MMAE Associate Professor of Mech. Engineering Matthew Spenko, Ph.D. was asked to comment on an article in The Columbia Chronicle about the TERMES project. Researchers have created robots that utilize swarm intelligence to build complex structures. The team was inspired by termites, who construct complex structures as a group, but have a limited view of the entire project and work independently.

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Armour College of Engineering (ACE) Assoc. Professor of Mech. Engineering Matthew Spenko, Ph.D. was quoted in a recent article in the Chicago Tribune entitled: Full-service Gas with a Robot Attendant?

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