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Relating to robots: David Grow designs and tests robots that make the world safer for people

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October 30, 2020
David Grow

David Grow


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How can you recognize the hidden robots all around you? What is the ideal human-robot relationship? How can robots protect people from dangerous situations?

Find out how these masterful machines make our world a safer place Monday, Nov. 16, 5:30–7 p.m., when Los Alamos National Laboratory mechanical engineer David Grow, technical project manager in operational readiness, hosts the virtual talk, “The Robotics Toolbox,” the latest edition of Science on Tap.


David applies his expertise is in robotics, dynamic modeling, mechanical design and testing toward the Laboratory’s efforts in nuclear material storage, glovebox safety and criticality safety. Before coming to the Laboratory, he was on the faculty at New Mexico Tech where his research team split efforts between biomedical projects in collaboration with the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and physical testing of components of interest to the Laboratory. His doctoral work at Johns Hopkins University focused on the role of the cerebellum in human motor control. David holds degrees in physics (B.S.) and mechanical engineering (M.S. and Ph.D.).


Science on Tap is a joint project between the Lab’s Bradbury Science Museum and the Los Alamos Creative District. Lab scientists present a current project, followed by questions, answers and discussion. The fun takes place on the third Monday of each month from 5:30 to 7 p.m. virtually — and eventually at local watering holes in Los Alamos and White Rock.