It’s What’s Inside that Counts, Unless You’re a Robotic Fish – USC Viterbi

By |May 16th, 2019|Robotics|

Meet SCI-FI BOT, the robotic fish created by two teams of AME students to mimic the look and appearance of a Sarasa Comet Goldfish. PHOTO/YULIN YUWhen humans first conceived of robots, they were clunky, made of sheets of aluminum and steel that prevented them from moving fluidly. Even from a distance, there was [...]

USC Viterbi Ph.D.s Win 1st and 3rd Place at SME’s AeroDef Manufacturing Poster Challenge – USC Viterbi

By |May 14th, 2019|Robotics|

USC Viterbi Team Wins First Place at AeroDef Manufacturing Poster Challenge in Long Beach, CA. From left to right: Brual Shah, Aniruddha Shembekar, and Ariyan Kabir. PHOTO/ ALEC KANYUCKWe’ve come a long way from consumer robots like the Roomba or Furby. Beyond entertainment or completion of simple tasks, we’re now seeing a wave [...]

The Next Generation Meets the Bots – USC Viterbi

By |May 2nd, 2019|Robotics|

 Photo Credit: Matthew LinThe Robotics Open House at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering celebrated a decade of Los Angeles students meeting cutting-edge research robots. Taking place during National Robotics Week over April 6-14, the event attracted over 1,100 attendees, over 90 percent of them K-12 students, who toured 15 labs and attended [...]

A Robotic Leg, Born Without Prior Knowledge, Learns to Walk – USC Viterbi

By |March 15th, 2019|Robotics|

One of the Valero Lab’s robots and the new robotic limb in action. PHOTO/MATTHEW LINFor a newborn giraffe or wildebeest, being born can be a perilous introduction to the world—predators lie in wait for an opportunity to make a meal of the herd’s weakest member. This is why many species have evolved ways [...]