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Faculty

Cynthia Sung

Cynthia Sung

Gabel Family Term Assistant Professor, CIS & ESE

Cynthia’s interests focus on computational methods for design automation of robotic systems. Robots integrate mechanical, electronic, and computational subsystems into physical devices that perform complex tasks ranging from autonomous navigation and manipulation to cooperative and social interactions. Cynthia aims to provide designers with intuitive computer-aided design tools for creating customized robots and behaviors. Her work involves developing techniques for representing, modeling, simulating, and fabricating these designs. Cynthia’s research lies at the intersection of computational geometry, data driven methods, and rapid fabrication techniques such as 3D printing and origami-inspired assembly.

Research Groups

Publications

Soft Hybrid Aerial Vehicle via Bistable Mechanism

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

REBOund: Untethered origami jumping robot with controllable jump height

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Optimal structure synthesis for environment augmenting robots

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Animatronic soft robots by additive folding

Publisher SAGE Publications

Leveraging compliance in origami robot legs for robust and natural locomotion

Publisher International Meeting of Origami Science, Mathematics, and Education

Programmable 3-d surfaces using origami tessellations

Publisher International Meeting on Origami in Science, Mathematics, and Education (OSME)

Spotlight on origami robots

Publisher Science Robotics

Functional co-optimization of articulated robots

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Interactive robogami: An end-to-end system for design of robots with ground locomotion

Publisher International Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR)

Self-folded soft robotic structures with controllable joints

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Students

Yug Ajmera

Robotics MSE


Dongsheng Chen

Robotics MSE '19; PhD, MEAM


Daniel Feshbach

PhD, CIS


Jason Friedman

Robotics MSE - Accelerated Master's


Sarah Ho

Robotics MSE - Accelerated Master's


William Hoganson

Robotics MSE


Christopher Kim

PhD, MEAM


Shivangi Misra

Robotics MSE '20; PhD, ESE


Siddharth Panchanadam

Robotics MSE - Accelerated Master's


Seth Rogers

Robotics MSE - Submatric


Gabriel Unger

PhD, MEAM - MEAM MSE '20


Yifan Wang

Robotics MSE


Susan Zhao

Robotics MSE (On Leave of Absence)


Alumni

Rebecca Abramowitz

Robotics MSE '18 - Software Engineer, Aurora


Jaimie Carlson

Robotics MSE '19, Applied Scientist II - Amazon Global Robotics


Kevin Chazotte

Robotics MSE '21 - Neocis


Lindsay Gardner

Robotics MSE '18 - Apple


Zhuoyu He

Robotics MSE '21


Zetong Jia

Robotics MSE '21


Enri Kina

Robotics MSE '21


Adarsh Kulkarni

Robotics MSE '21 - Autonomy and AI Applications Engineer, Ghost Robotics


Cheryl Liu

Robotics MSE '17


Samantha Lunt

Robotics MSE - Submatric '20


Avery Price

Robotics MSE '21 - Nuro


Sarah Rossman

Robotics MSE '21


Celestina Saven

Robotics MSE '22


Hansell Stedman

Robotics MSE '19


Lilian Stoesser

Robotics MSE '22 - Deeplocal


Yuchen Sun

Robotics MSE '22


Inbar Tivon

Robotics MSE - '20


Yongyi Wang

Robotics MSE '19


Yifan Yuan

Robotics MSE '21


Hongji Yuan

Robotics MSE '21


Xiaozhou Zhang

Robotics MSE '21 - Software Engineer, DeepRoute.ai


Daoqi Zhang

Robotics MSE '20


Qinyi Zhu

Robotics MSE '20


Cynthia Sung

Research Areas

  • Computational Design
  • Origami Robots
  • Soft Robotics
  • Medical Robots