Rice University has undertaken a university-wide initiative to enhance research and educational activities in the area of robotics at Rice. The Rice Robotics Initiative (R2i) will (1) support collaboration-building activities for Rice’s existing robotics community, (2) identify and develop strategic partnerships with Houston-area industry and research labs, and (3) promote educational opportunities in robotics for our students.
Rice University is well placed to capitalize on the rich resources of the United States’ fourth largest city. Rice is across the street from the world’s largest medical center. Rice has long ties to Houston’s major industries, especially in the energy and aerospace sectors, and specifically with NASA Johnson Space Center.