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MEAM Seminar: “Dexterous Decision-Making for Real-World Robotic Manipulation”

For a robot to prepare a meal or clean a room, it must make a large array of decisions, such as what objects to clean first, where to grasp each […]

MEAM Seminar: “Making Dynamic Robots Taskable”

In this talk, I will share some insights and observations from our work on Atlas, the world’s most dynamic humanoid robot. I’ll talk about some of the core ideas—like model-predictive […]

ESE Grace Hopper Lecture – “Disrupting NextG”

As 5G takes to the airwaves, we now turn our imagination to the next generation of wireless technology. The promise of this technology has created an international race to innovate, […]

MEAM Seminar: “Computational Design of Origami and Compliant Robots”

Soft and compliant robots provide new opportunities for machines that are flexible, adaptable, safe, and robust. Origami-inspired engineering enables custom robots to be designed and fabricated within days, or even […]

MEAM Ph.D. Thesis Defense: “No Watts Wasted: Spines and Tails for Agile Legged Locomotion”

Despite considerable advancements in recent years, legged robots still fall short in terms of agility when compared to their animal counterparts. This thesis takes a two pronged approach to creating […]

MEAM Seminar: “Advancing the Versatility of Legged Robots and Assistive Devices”

Recent years have witnessed tremendous growth in the capabilities of legged robots, with quadrupeds and humanoids demonstrating athletic behaviors that even five years ago were out of reach. Likewise, actively […]

MEAM Seminar: “A Symbiotic Philosophy for Bio-inspired Robotics”

Humans have frequently looked to natural phenomena to inspire the design of art, structures, and mechanisms. However, there are as many different ways to learn from nature as there are […]

MEAM Seminar: “Hardware / Controls Co-design to Overcome Challenges for Aerial Robots”

Aerial robotics have become ubiquitous, but (like most robots) they still struggle to operate at high speed in unstructured, cramped environments. By considering a vehicle’s mechanical design simultaneously with the […]

MEAM Seminar: “Bringing Microrobots into Biomedicine”

Recent progress in diverse disciplines such as soft matter physics, nanoparticle synthesis, nanomedicine, and microbiology has enabled rich opportunities for translation of small-scale robots into medical applications. These robotic systems […]

Nano Seminar: “Conductive Nitrides for Plasmonics in the Visible Region: Properties and Applications”

Plasmonic nanostructure based on silver and gold that produces LSPR to withstand ultrahigh temperatures without damage remains a great challenge for future ultra-compact integrated circuits, and high-power enabled photonic devices. […]

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