University of Rhode Island electrical engineering professor Haibo He is part of a team that has been awarded a $282,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop robots that could help direct people to emergency exits in the case of an emergency.
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A new Rhode Island Housing report said that the number of households in the state will increase by 12 to 13 percent over the next decade, creating additional demand for housing.
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Mayor Jorge O. Elorza is seeking state help in collecting more taxes from the city’s largest nonprofits, specifically from “non-mission essential” properties, which could include parking lots that generate revenue or sites leased to businesses.
U.S. Sen. Jack F. Reed and Rhode Island College President Nancy Carriuolo today will announce a new federal grant of up to $1.93 million over five years to expand higher education for Rhode Islanders with intellectual and developmental disabilities.