Professor Jeff Krichmar awarded 2017 Proof of Product (POP) Grant Jeffrey L. Krichmar of CECS was awarded the 2017 Proof of Product (POP) Grant for his interactive robotic device used as therapy for children with developmental disorders. The POP Grant provides funds of up to $125,000 to campus entrepreneurs to move promising early technologies closer to commercialization. As part of The BIG Initiative, the grant bridges the gap between promising UCI research and commercialization and spurs regional economic development.

As one of the faculty leaders in the UCI Cognitive Anteater Robotics Laboratory (CARL), Professor Krichmar’s research interests include neurorobotics, embodied cognition, biologically plausible models of learning and memory, and the effect of neural architecture on neural function.