General Information

Mail: University of Houston
Cullen College of Engineering
E421 Engineering Bldg 2, 4722 Calhoun Rd, Houston, TX 77204-4007
Map & Driving Directions (includes parking information)
Email: info [at] egr [dot] uh [dot] edu

CULLEN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

News

ECE Professor's Thought-Controlled Robotic Exoskeleton Featured on Cover of Science News

Printer-friendly versionSend by emailPDF version

By: 

Audrey Grayson

ECE professor Jose “Pepe” Luis Contreras-Vidal, director of the University of Houston’s Laboratory for Noninvasive Brain-Machine Interface (BMI) Systems at the Cullen College of Engineering, is featured on the cover of Science News for his thought-controlled robotic exoskeleton which allows paraplegics to walk again using only the power of their mind.

Pepe is widely considered one of the world's leading researchers in the field of noninvasive brain-machine interfaces, having been featured in national and international media for his thought-controlled robotic exoskeleton which can be used to help paralyzed patients regain their mobility. Pepe's thought-controlled robotic exoskeleton, known as "REX," has also been featured on the cover of Der Spiegel, one of Europe's largest published news magazines.

Click here to read the Science News article about Pepe's REX robot!

Click here to view photos of Pepe, his research team, and the REX exoskeleton!

Faculty: 

Department: 

Related News Stories

Rotating and Aligning Graphene Flakes – A UH Engineer's Discovery Opens Doors to Progress

Associate Professor Jiming Bao and screen filled with graphene flakes suspended in solvent between two layers of glass. Bao discovered that a magnet rotates and aligns the flakes.

In 2010 graphene took center stage when the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to two scientists in the UK "for groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene." At the UH Cullen College of Engineering, that same passion over pencil lead is shared by Jiming Bao, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, but he’s taken it to a whole new dimension,

PHOTOS: H. David Hibbitt Rockwell Lecture

Computer simulation software allows engineers to predict how certain materials will perform under specific – and often extreme – conditions. For instance, major advances in aerospace and flight were made possible due to engineering simulation based on computational solid mechanics, leading to pioneering work conducted by the company Boeing.