Feb. 12th 2014,  National Fox News "America's Newsroom" introduced our TeleBot project with the title - Real-life 'Robocop' helps wounded police officers & vets get back to work -


TeleBot Project Contributors

Faculty Advisor
Dr. JongHoon Kim  (Director of Discovery Lab and TeleBot Project Manager)
Dr. Nagarajan Prabakar (Senior Research Advisor)
Dr. S.S. Iyengar   ( Director of SCIS )


External Supporter
U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Jeremy Robins  (#)
3D Designer and Lab Manager : Mangai Prabakar


Undergraduate Student

Vision System  :  Williams Chavez-Salinas and Irvin Cardenas  (&)      
Test Pilot & Motion Control : Joel Villasuso and Charlotte Farolan
Human Interface Design  : Jaime Danow
Hand Development   : Antonio Triana
Manufacturing Team  :  Alejandro Diaz
Arm Motion :  Daniela Chavez Guevara

Arm Motion : Micheal Waddell

TeleBot Simulator : Jose Maldorado

TeleBot Core Development : Giuseppe Vietri  (*)

Balance Team: Maylem Gonzalez (*)

Multi-TeleBot Management System: Cynthia Tope  (*)

Discovery Lab High School Intern

Balance Team:  Aaron Perl  (+)


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(#) Jeremy donated $20,000 to TeleBot Project April 27, 2012.

(&) Irvin was selected as "Class of 2013 HENAAC Scholars" at the Great Minds  in STEM and Booz Allen Hamilton

(*) Giuseppe, Cynthia and Maylem were participated at 2013 Summer FIU REU program sponsored by NSF (Grant No. CNS-125124)

(+)  Aarol is a high school student at MAST Academy, Virginia Key, FL 33149




  1. 16
    Feb 2014
    10:05

    National Fox News "America's Newsroom" - Real-life 'Robocop' helps wounded police officers & vets get back to work

     Feb. 12th 2014, National Fox News "America's Newsroom" introduced our TeleBot project with the title - Real-life 'Robocop' helps wounded police officers & vets get back to work - TeleBot Project Contributors Faculty Advisor Dr. JongHoon Kim (Director of Discovery Lab and TeleBot Project Manage...
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  2. 13
    Feb 2014
    19:14

    Discovery Channel's Documentary on the Telebot

    The Discovery Channel visited us at the lab a few months back to do an Documentary on our work. The final video was aired yesterday and the clip will be online very soon. We will present the video here as soon as possible. They captured the essence of the Telebot in a few minutes of video and success...
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  3. 13
    Feb 2014
    19:04

    Recent Public Media

    With the recent release of the RoboCop Movie, and it's similarities to our Telebot, we had the fantastic opportunity to give a quick demo at the premier of the movie. We have to thank the Sonny Pictures associates for offering us this great opportunity. We made a small skit to show the capabilities o...
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  4. 11
    Feb 2014
    13:24

    "Real-Life Robocops" - TeleBot Story in FlipSide Magazine

    The Telebot has been called the real RoboCop more times than I can count at this point, and they couldn't be more right. Although our research is far from what the movies present, we have great hopes that the Telebot will bring as many benefits as the idea of a robotic body brings to RoboCop. The ide...
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  5. 02
    Feb 2014
    08:33

    TeleBot Story on the Empire Magazine

    The Discovery Lab's Telebot appeared as part of The Empire Magazine. The article was published with the premiere of the Robocop movie and was called "The real Robocop" by Comrad Emmett. They very much emphasize not only the similarities of Telebot and Robocop, but the differences that could allow ...
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  6. 31
    Jan 2014
    09:25

    GC Pit Event and Discovery Lab Member Recruitment

    Discovery Lab is Looking for New Talented Students Applications for the 2014 Discovery Lab Student members will be accepted until Sunday, February 9th 2014. To apply complete the application form, and email your resume and application to Discovery Lab (discoverylab@cis.fiu.edu) or bring them dir...
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  7. 06
    Nov 2013
    07:08

    Discovery Lab Member Recognition

    One of our members, Irvin Cardenas has recently become part of the "Class of 2013 HENAAC Scholars". He has also been recognized by the Great Minds in STEM and Booz Allen Hamilton for his outstanding performance, service and commitment towards Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics on Octobe...
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  8. 28
    Oct 2013
    03:46

    Visit by Dr Thomas Sterling.

    On the Morning of October 18, the Discovery Lab had the pleasure of demonstrating our main project, the Telebot, to Dr Thomas Sterling. Dr Sterling is a PhD graduate from MIT and is the current Executive Associate Director and Chief Scientis of CREST at IU. Dr Sterling's many accomplishments include ...
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  9. 22
    Sep 2013
    11:53

    Easton LaChappelle visits the Discovery Lab

    The Discovery Lab had the pleasure of having Easton LaChappelle working with us here at the lab for a week. Easton LaChappelle is a High School student from Colorado who has quite some experience in the field of animatronics. He had the opportunity to show his research to president Obama in the third...
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  10. 05
    Aug 2013
    05:40

    Baxter Demo @ the Discovery Lab

    During last week, the Discovery Lab had a demonstration of Baxter, a robot by Rethink Robotics, meant to aid in industrial productions. The machine is a human sized robot, with two robotic arms with adaptable ends for different object sizes and shapes. It is incredibly easy to teach it new movements ...
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