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GRASP REU Site Oral Presentations – Summer 2013

August 6, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Welcome by
Katherine J. Kuchenbecker and Max Mintz, GRASP REU Site Co-Directors

1:00 p.m.      Mitchell Breitbart

Rising Junior in Computer Science
and English at Williams College

Advised by Dr. Daniel Koditschek;
mentored by Dr. Dan Guralnik

A Simulation Engine of a Memory Model for Autonomous Mapping and Navigation

1:15 p.m.      Karena Cai

Rising Junior in Mechanical and
Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University

Advised by Dr. Daniel Koditschek;
mentored by Jeff Duperret

Modeling and Simulation of a Flexible Spine Quadruped

1:30 p.m.      Lizzie Halper

Rising Junior in Mathematics and
Scientific Computing at Kenyon College

Advised by Dr. Camillo J. Taylor;
mentored by David Isele

Robotic Olfaction: Chemical Sensing and Analysis

1:45 p.m.      Patrick Husson

Rising Senior in Computer
Engineering at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Advised by Dr. Daniel Lee;
mentored by Alex Burka and Joe Trovato

Localizing and Positioning Quadrotors using Visual Fiducial Markers

2:00 p.m.      Jean Mendez

Rising Senior in Computer
Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus

Advised by Dr. Mark Yim; mentored
by Tarik Tosun

Kinematic Retargeting: Making Robots Move More
Like Humans

2:15 p.m.      Julie Ochoa-Canizares

Rising Senior in Robotics
Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic University (WPI)

Advised by Dr. Katherine J. Kuchenbecker;
mentored by Vivienne Clayton

Electromechanical Design and Control of a Novel Cable-Based Gait Rehabilitation System

2:30 p.m.      Camille Ramseur

Rising Senior in Computer Science
at the University of South Florida

Advised by Dr. George Pappas;
mentored by Chinwendu Enyioha

Redundancy in Networks

2:45 p.m.      Megan Tienjaroonkul

Rising Junior in Mechanical
Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University

Advised by Dr. Vijay Kumar;
mentored by Philip Dames

Graphical User Interface for Multi-Target Localization

Many thanks to
the advisors, mentors, colleagues, staff, GRASP Lab, and larger Penn community
for helping make the second year of the GRASP REU Site such a success.  We are especially indebted to Charity Payne and Yibin Zhang for their excellent work in running the program this
summer.  Congratulations to all eight
2013 Participants!



August 6, 2013
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm