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Faculty

Cynthia Sung

Cynthia Sung

Gabel Family Term Assistant Professor, MEAM

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 Areas

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

Research Groups

Publications

Animatronic soft robots by additive folding

Publisher SAGE Publications

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)

Optimal structure synthesis for environment augmenting robots

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Programmable 3-d surfaces using origami tessellations

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

REBOund: Untethered origami jumping robot with controllable jump height

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Self-folded soft robotic structures with controllable joints

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

SNIAE-SSE Deformation Mechanism Enabled Scalable Multicopter: Design, Modeling and Flight Performance Validation

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

Soft Hybrid Aerial Vehicle via Bistable Mechanism

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

Spotlight on origami robots

Publisher Science Robotics

Students

Kevin Chazotte

Robotics MSE - Submatric


Daniel Feshbach

PhD, CIS


Zhuoyu He

Robotics MSE


Weihao Huang

Robotics MSE (Submatric)


Zetong Jia

Robotics MSE


Christopher Kim

PhD, MEAM


Enri Kina

Robotics MSE - Submatric


Adarsh Kulkarni

Robotics MSE - Submatric


Samantha Lunt

Robotics MSE - Submatric


Jessica McWilliams

PhD, MEAM


Shivangi Misra

Robotics MSE '20; PhD, ESE


Avery Price

Robotics MSE - Submatric


Seth Rogers

Robotics MSE - Submatric


Sarah Rossman

Robotics MSE


Lilian Stoesser

Robotics MSE - Submatric


Yuchen Sun

Robotics MSE


Yifan Yuan

Robotics MSE


Hongji Yuan

Robotics MSE


Xiaozhou Zhang

Robotics MSE


Susan Zhao

Robotics MSE (On Leave of Absence)


Alumni

Rebecca Abramowitz

Robotics MSE '18 - Aurora


Jaimie Carlson

Robotics MSE '19


Dongsheng Chen

Robotics MSE '19; PhD, MEAM


Lindsay Gardner

Robotics MSE '18 - Apple


Cheryl Liu

Robotics MSE '17


Shivangi Misra

Robotics MSE '20; PhD, ESE


Hansell Stedman

Robotics MSE '19


Inbar Tivon

Robotics MSE - '20


Yongyi Wang

Robotics MSE '19


Daoqi Zhang

Robotics MSE '20


Qinyi Zhu

Robotics MSE '20


Cynthia Sung

Research Areas

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