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9:00 AM

ESE PhD Dissertation Defense: “Balancing Fit and Complexity in Learned Representations”

July 9 at 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Thesis Title: Balancing Fit and Complexity in Learned Representations Abstract: This dissertation is about learning representations of functions while restricting complexity. In machine learning, maximizing the fit and minimizing the complexity are two conflicting objectives. Common approaches to this problem involve solving a regularized empirical minimization problem, with a complexity measure regularizer and a regularizing […]

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1:00 PM

MEAM MSE Thesis Defense: “Design and Characterization of an Origami-Inspired Robot that Swims via Jet Propulsion”

July 9 at 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Zoom – Email MEAM for Link, peterlit@seas.upenn.edu

Underwater swimmers present unique opportunities for using bodily reconfiguration for self-propulsion. Origami-inspired designs are low-cost, fast to fabricate, robust, and can be used to create compliant mechanisms useful in energy-efficient underwater locomotion. This thesis demonstrates an origami-inspired robot that can change its body shape to ingest and expel water, creating a jet that propels it […]

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