MIT professor in Dublin for lecture on Interactive Robotics

02 February 2004:

As part of the celebrations of '50 years of professional engineering in DIT', Professor Neville Hogan of MIT was in DIT Bolton Street last Thursday night to deliver a fascinating lecture on 'Interactive Robotics'.

Professor Neville Hogan, speaking to a packed house in Bolton Street last Thursday, on the subject of 'Interactive Robotics'

Professor Hogan graduated from Bolton Street in 1969 in Mechanical Engineering. He is now Professor of Mechanical Engineering & of Brain and Cognitive Science at MIT and is at the forefront of the development of robotics in the rehabilitation of stroke victims. He is also involved in research in the area of Biomaterials and Nanodevices for Soldier Medical Technology.

Professor Hogan with Neil Gillespie and Derry Cotter, two of his lecturers in Bolton Street.

An audience of more than 200 listened to Professor Hogan's fascinating lecture. The event was also a great opportunity for a reunion of the class of 1969, who were all there to hear their former classmate. Also present were some of Professor Hogan's tutors and lecturers, as well as current students and lecturers from various faculties in DIT.

This very successful evening was one of the many events organised by the Faculty of Engineering to celebrate the 50th Anniversary. The celebrations will continue throughout this academic year.

Professor Neville Hogan with his classmates from 1969 in Mechanical Engineering. Also in the photo: colleagues Neil Gillespie, Kevin Sullivan and Michael Maloney, Dr. Mike Murphy and Professor Brian Norton.

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