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Penn State professor and Fujita Corporation team up on construction robotics lab

By |May 18th, 2019|Robotics|

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — During the summer of 1991, a young John Messner packed his bags and took his first airline flight across the Pacific to accept an information technology researcher position with Fujita Americas (formerly Fujita Research) and Fujita Corporation. Based in Tokyo, Messner — a doctoral candidate studying architectural engineering at the time — was [...]

Rebecca Kramer-Bottiglio appointed the Lee Professor of Engineering

By |May 15th, 2019|Robotics|

Rebecca Kramer-Bottiglio Rebecca Kramer-Bottiglio, recently named as the John J. Lee Professor of Engineering, focuses her research at the intersection of materials, manufacturing, and robotics. Kramer-Bottiglio is developing “soft robots” that mimic the adaptive capabilities of animals. To realize this, her lab works on robots that can adapt their properties, morphology, and behavior [...]

‘Knowledge is transformative’: UTIAS professor teaches robotics in Myanmar

By |March 28th, 2019|Robotics|

Professor Jonathan Kelly (UTIAS) recently returned from a week in Yangon, Myanmar, where he partnered with a startup accelerator to teach robotics to 25 local university students. The teaching opportunity was part of an initiative by Phandeeyar, an organization that aims to expand the pool of tech talent in Myanmar in order to [...]

Mechanical engineering professor collaborates on robot feasibility study

By |March 22nd, 2019|Robotics|

IMAGE: Daejong Kim view more  Credit: Jeremy Agor A UTA mechanical engineer has partnered with a long-time friend from his home nation of South Korea to help find a more effective way for steelmaking companies to inspect and maintain their facilities. Daejong Kim, a University of Texas at Arlington associate professor in the Department [...]

Harvard Engineering Professor Wood Awarded Medal for Work in Robotics | News

By |February 27th, 2019|Robotics|

The John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences sign stands in front of Pierce Hall. Robert J. Wood, a Harvard professor of engineering and applied sciences, won the Max Planck-Humboldt Medal last week for his innovations in soft robotics, a subfield of robotics that explores how flexible materials can be used [...]