University of Pennsylvania’s Cynthia Sung On How We Can Increase Girls’ Participation in Engineering and Robotics

University of Pennsylvania’s Cynthia Sung On How We Can Increase Girls’ Participation in Engineering and Robotics

Despite the growing importance of engineering and robotics in shaping our future, women remain significantly underrepresented in these fields. This series aims to explore and address the barriers that discourage girls from pursuing careers in engineering…

GRASP Lab’s Award-Winning Automated System for Printing Origami Robots Could Democratize the Robot Design Process

GRASP Lab’s Award-Winning Automated System for Printing Origami Robots Could Democratize the Robot Design Process

Researchers in the GRASP Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania are developing an algorithm for designing functioning robots through folding. The paper that details the design and code behind the project, Kinegami: Algorithmic Design of Compliant Kinematic Chains From Tubular Origami…

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What are the main challenges in controlling contact interactions for dynamic tasks in legged robots and robotic manipulators? Learn more in this week's seminar with PhD candidate William Yang.

"Controlling Contact Transitions for Dynamic Robots"
Tues, 6/18 at 10:15 AM
Towne 337

With the human spine as inspiration, @MEAM_Penn prof. Cynthia Sung is using a $360K ARO grant to develop robots that move more fluidly and respond more accurately to changes in their environment. Read more: https://bit.ly/4b95FLR

We are pleased to announce the doctoral dissertation defense of Jessica Weakly, "Bistable Structures Enable Passive Transitions in Mobile Robots", under the advisory of Asst. Professor Cynthia Sung.

Abstract: https://events.seas.upenn.edu/event/meam-ph-d-thesis-defense-bistable-structures-enable-passive-transitions-in-mobile-robots/

Mon, June 17 @ 1 PM
Room 319, Towne Building

Seminars & Events


Seminars & Events

Recent Publications


Hongnan Lin, Xuanyou Liu, Shengsheng Jiang, Qi Wang, Ye Tao, Guanyun Wang, Wei Sun, Teng Han, Feng Tian +
GRASP Authors

Publisher Association for Computing Machinery

Year 2024

Yuezhan Tao, Xu Liu, Igor Spasojevic, Saurav Agarwal, and Vijay Kumar +

Publisher IEEE

Year 2024

Yuezhan Tao , Eran Iceland , Beiming Li , Elchanan Zwecher , Uri Heinemann , Avraham Cohen , Amir Avni , Oren Gal, Ariel Barel and Vijay Kumar +

Publisher ICRA

Year 2024

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The GRASP Laboratory incorporates a selective and rigorous robotics program for graduate and doctoral students that boasts a research-focused environment within a distinguished Ivy League university. GRASP students work and learn within an intellectual setting founded on the strength of its academic programs led by an expert faculty.

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