Katherine Kuchenbecker interviewed for SmartPlanet's "Why design is key in haptics innovation"

Why design is key in haptics innovation

By: Reena Jana | Posted 20 August 2011

Katherine J. Kuchenbecker, an assistant professor of innovation in mechanical engineering at the University of Pennsylvania and a newly named PopTech Science fellow, discusses why engineers who keep aesthetics in mind and think creatively may have the upper hand in the haptics field.

Do engineers who think aesthetically, like top designers do, have an upper hand? Is this true in the field of haptics, or interactive computer applications and robotics that offer simulated tactile sensations? Yes, according to Katherine J. Kuchenbecker, an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania. She was named one of ten PopTech Science Fellows in early August.

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