Britain’s US ambassador tours Rice robotics lab

United Kingdom ambassador to the United States Kim Darroch and Rice robotics professor Marcia O'Malley during a tour of Rice's haptics lab

From left, Sir Kim Darroch, the United Kingdom’s ambassador to the United States, and Karen Bell, UK Consul General in Houston, learned about robotics research during an Oct. 30 tour of Rice’s George R. Brown School of Engineering organized by George Webb ’88, the school’s director of industry relations. Marcia O’Malley, professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Mechatronics and Haptic Interfaces (MAHI) Laboratory, coached Darroch as he learned a Star Wars-themed game that MAHI graduate student Evan Pezent (not pictured) is developing to make rehabilitation activities more engaging for stroke patients. (Photo by Jeff Fitlow)

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