The Daily Illini

A robot and all that jazz

By Mariah Schaefer

November 1, 2015

Envision this: A jazz band plays on a stage in front of a live audience, and among the performers is a robot. The robot functions as another member of the group, being able to fully improvise jazz with the rest as they play naturally. Ben Grosser, an assistant professor in the School of Art and Design, is ...

The Illini Judo Club teaches physical skills, while emphasizing mental toughness for its participants

University student Michael Neal, left, competes in the Midwest Collegiate Championships on Feb. 22. Fifteen teams competed in the event, which was the first the Illini Judo Club hosted.

April 15, 2014

Prior to each practice, head trainer Jonathan Chu of the Illini Judo Club instructs his fellow judokas to thoroughly clean the practice area at the ARC Combat Room. Following the cleaning of the practice mats, the judokas bow before engaging in any combat with their fellow teammates. The cleaning and subs...