In Fond Memory – Duncan R. Lowne

Sadly, Duncan R. Lowne, Matt Bauer's brother in law, business partner, and trusted friend, passed away earlier this week in the UK as a result of his battle with cancer.

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Duncan (center) and Matt exchanging business cards with Nishimura-san, the founder of ROBO-ONE.

We only knew Duncan for a short time - less than a year via the internet, and only for a few days in person when he, Matt, and Jen (Matt's wife) made the trek over to Japan for ROBO-ONE 10. Yet in that short time span, he made a big and lasting impression on us and everyone he met. Duncan will definitely be missed, and more important - he will be fondly remembered.


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Left to right: Matt, Yuta Sugiura (Retro), and Duncan at ROBO-ONE 10 in Nagai last September.

Duncan's cancer was diagnosed shortly after he returned to the UK following the competition in Japan.

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Duncan explaining about humanoid robot research in the US and Europe to Dr. GIY.

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Matt, Dr. GIY, and Duncan.

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2 comments

  1. Matt Morphy

    To the Lowne family,

    I remember taking karate with Duncan in upstate NY and was recently in the UK. Unfortunately time did not allow me the ability to see him as I had sought. I am very sorry for your loss. He was a great friend and person to all who had the pleasure of meeting him. Although he was a brilliant scientist, his value for friendship and loved ones will always remain supreme. He will be truly missed.

    Sincerely,

    Matthew J. Morphy

  2. I attended college with Duncan and I am proud to call him a fraternity brother. When I heard earlier this year that his time was coming to an end, the memories of our good times together came rushing back. He was a very special man and he will be missed by all who knew him, including those of us who crossed paths with him in Cleveland.

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