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MEAM Ph.D. Thesis Defense: “Multi-Robot Coordination and Cooperation via Graph-Based Computation”

Multi-robot coordination and cooperation are critical behaviors that improve team performance and enable new tasks in application areas like autonomous construction, agriculture, and extended operation in large unknown regions. This […]

MEAM MSE Thesis Defense: “Algorithmic Design of an Origami Squirrel-Inspired Paw for Quadrupedal Locomotion in Bar-like Terrains”

The Dynamic Origami Quadruped (DOQ), an origami quadrupedal robot, has been primarily utilized for hopping and walking on flat ground. However, adapting it walking on bar-like terrains presents significant challenges. […]

MEAM Seminar: “Bio-inspired Architected Materials/Structures with Enhanced Failure Characteristics”

Structural failure is a critically important design consideration in many engineering applications. Nature provides a number of interesting examples of lightweight structural features that exhibit outstanding failure characteristics. Recent progress […]

MEAM Seminar: “Tribosintering of Metal Oxide Nanocrystal Antiwear Additives: Growth, Wear, and Modeling”

Machinery relies on lubrication to regulate the friction and wear at contacting interfaces. As new lubricants become less viscous to comply with environmental and cost-saving standards, the risk of surface-initiated […]

BE Seminar: Khalil Ahmad, Boston University

MEAM Seminar: “Fingertip Friction, Materials, and Tactile Perception”

Sliding touch is one of the key inputs for the perception of materials in our environment. We are interested in the contribution of fingertip friction to the process of tactile […]

MEAM Seminar: “Metallivore Robots Powered by Aluminum-air Batteries”

Mobile robots have shown significant advancements in agility, intelligence, and efficiency over the past few decades. However, their endurance and overall performance remain limited by the onboard power supplies. Current […]

MEAM Seminar: “Rapidly Understanding Novel Object Dynamics for Robotic Manipulation”

The field of robotic manipulation is attempting to expand from structured warehouse and lab environments to in-the-wild applications in human-centric settings. When deployed in novel settings, a robot may see […]

MEAM Seminar: “Examples of Elasto-Capillary Mediated Interactions on Thin Elastic Film”

I plan to tell two short stories. The first story is about a new drop fluidics that uses a deformable and stretchable elastomeric film as the platform. Such a soft […]

Grace Hopper Distinguished Lecture: Melody Swartz, University of Chicago

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