Today turned out to be Bill's last day (likely) at the Humanoid Robot Project team. I did not know it until he told me that at the end of the meeting. Bill Howdeshell is a professor at ECPI in Raleigh. He made really cool eyeballs and eyelids for the Humanoid Robot KEN. He is a very kind and encouraging person. I knew he would be leaving by the end of the spring term, but it was unexpected to be so soon.
When I was getting my research survey ready for the robot builders and their robots, I thought of one similarity and one difference between the work of a human factors researcher and that of an engineer.
Today our Psychology department is going to celebrate her 50th anniversary of the Ph.D. program. Earlier this semester, we had invited several esteemed alumni speakers to give a series of talks related to this topic.