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Quote in the NY Times
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Quote in the NY Times

Check out Katie Harmon Courage’s article in the NY Times on Soft Robotics. The article provides an excellent overview of the field along with details on the PoseiDrone octopus robot by Dr. Giorgio-Serchi and his colleagues at Scuolo Superiore Sant’Anna. It appeared in print on page D3 of the July 29, 2014 issue. Continue reading »

Paper on Soft Robot Locomotion
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Paper on Soft Robot Locomotion

Together with Prof. Oliver O’Reilly and Xuance Zhou at UC Berkeley, we have developed a two degree-of-freedom model to examine the locomotion of soft robots on a rigid surface. Our dynamical analysis shows that locomotion featuring stick-slip friction is more efficient than a counterpart that only features slipping. This work was recently published in the … Continue reading »

SML-EBL trip to Kennywood!
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SML-EBL trip to Kennywood!

SML joins the Experimental Biomechatronics Lab (PI: Steve Collins) on an evening visit to Kennywood! Opened in 1898 as a “trolley park” for the Monongahela Street Railway, Kennywood is a national treasure that continues to bring thrills (and occasional nausea) to CMU grad students and their faculty advisors Continue reading »

Lauren Finkenauer receives NSF GRFP award
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Lauren Finkenauer receives NSF GRFP award

Congratulations to Lauren for being awarded the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship! This program recognizes and supports “outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions.” Continue reading »