In 2015 I won the MIT Technology Review's "35 Innovators Under 35 Award" (aka TR35) as an inventor! It's a huge honor, and I'm extremely humbled. The TR35 spotlight didn't include any of my technical accomplishments, which formed the basis of my selection, so I suggest checking out my overarching vision for a better description. Very exciting! :)

Other mentions in the press: RoboHub, University of Nebraska, Computing Community Consortium, and LaboratoryEquipment.

As part of the TR35, I gave a 3-minute talk at MIT's Emerging Technology (EmTech) Conference: Making Baymax a Reality -OR- Personal Care Robots Enabled by the Internet of Things
Robotics Builder Travis Deyle Might be the Most Brilliant Nebraskan You've Never Heard Of


For Designer Consignment Online, Is Authentication A Pipe Dream Or A Differentiator?
Venture Money Pours into Robotics Startups
Intel Joins Robotics Investing Boom, Backing Startup Savioke
"Frothy" Venture Capital for Robotics Inspired by Drones, Medicine and a Car-Racing Toy
How to Write a Winning Y Combinator Application
YC-Backed Lollipuff Is An eBay-Like Marketplace For Authenticated Designer Clothing And Accessories
TechCrunch's Picks: The Top 7 Startups From Y Combinator's W13 Demo Day


Mobile Robots and RFID Tags Internet-of-Things-ify the Outdoors
LIVE: Robots To Be Next Service Provider?
NOVA ScienceNow TV Show: Social Robots
Scientists Put Backpacks on Dragonflies to Track Their Brains in Flight
Robots Use RFID to Find and Navigate to Household Objects
RFID Helps Robots Locate Objects
New RFID Technology Helps Robots Find Household Objects
New Long-Range RFID Technology Helps Robots Find Household Objects
Wirelessly Powered Robot Swarm
New RFID Technology Helps Robots Find Household Objects
RFID Gives Robots Better Vision to Locate Items
Finding Objects Using RFID
Others Hackaday, Farsens, DIYdrones #1, DIYdrones #2, Silicon Republic, Georgia Tech, University of Washington, PhysOrg, PDDnet, NanoWerk, AZO Robotics, Extreme Tech, GizMag, ThingMagic #1, ThingMagic #2, RFID Journal.


These Robots Serve Up Cocktails, but Can They Tell If You've Drunk Too Much?
Cisco Newsroom: VC funding in robotics companies skyrocketed in 2015
University of Washington Robotics Colloquium: RFID-Enhanced Robots Enable New Applications
Travis Deyle Awarded MIT Technology Review's "35 Innovators Under 35" (TR35) Award


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