Former Director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture
Former Michigan Senator
Businessman, The Irwin Group
LSSU Outstanding Alumnus Award '91
RED WHITTAKER: JAPANESE SPACE ROBOTICS
In 1990, NSF and NASA funded JTEC at Loyola College to undertake an
assessment of Japanese space robotics technology. The panel which visited
Japan included: Red Whittaker, CMU, and Takeo Kanade, CMU, as co-chairmen;
Peter Allen, Columbia University; Antal Becjzy, JPL; James Lowrie, Martin
Marietta; Harry McCain, NASA Goodard; Melvin Montemerlo, NASA; and Thomas
Dr. Whittaker outlines the findings of the panel using a series of video
clips to illustrate important Japanese development in robotics.
DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES
TJ 211 .W45 1991
Robotics and Computer Science
"Lake Superior State is the only robotics program of its kind in the country. I can work up any research or senior project idea with a professor or my advisor. I studied for a year in Japan through LSSU's connection with the Japan Center for Michigan Universities, and became fluent in Japanese. A Japanese company called Fanuc makes most of the robots in our lab. I'd like to roll my senior research project into a career with Fanuc that bridges the two countries and cultures."