Quartz: GRASP Lab Spin-Off Exyn Takes Flight Underground
Exyn Technologies, a spin-off of Penn Engineering’s GRASP lab, makes software that can turn your average-joe drone into a fully autonomous flying robot, sensing, exploring, and navigating its environment without the aid of a human pilot or GPS navigation. Quartz’s Erik Olsen covered Exyn’s drone system in a story and video, showing drones exploring old […]
Alejandro Ribeiro: Expanding Applications of Network Science
The real power behind a network, says Alejandro Ribeiro, isn’t its component parts. It’s the myriad ways they connect with one another. The social bonds we share with others. The flow of information that makes the internet possible. Even the tiny electrical impulses that appear between neurons in the brain, letting us think, feel, taste, […]
ModLab’s ‘SMORES’ Modify Their Environment to Get the Job Done
Given the exact parameters of the task at hand, a robot can assemble a car door or pack a box faster and more efficiently than any human, but such purpose-built machines aren’t good for much else. With that in mind, the history of robotics research is marked by devising ways of giving machines more and […]
At TED, Professor Aaswath Raman Talks About the Cold of Space as a Renewable Resource
Aaswath Raman, one of the newest members of the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, is using his background in optics and materials science to take an ancient idea and apply it to a pressing, modern-day problem: cooling. He spoke at this year’s TED conference in Vancouver, explaining how harnessing “radiative cooling” could be the […]
Q&A with Nader Engheta in Optics & Photonics News
Stewart Wills of Optics & Photonics News caught up with Nader Engheta at CLEO 2018, the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, being held in San Jose, California this week.
GRASP’s Research Experience for Teachers Featured in NSF Video Showcase
Penn Engineering’s GRASP lab is committed to sharing its expertise in cutting-edge robotics with the wider world. In 2015, it received a National Science Foundation grant to conduct a Research Experience for Teachers program, in which Philadelphia middle school teachers spend a summer in the lab, learning aspects of robotics that they can then impart […]
Penn Engineers Win Award for Paper on AI for Smart Buildings
Engineering graduate student Achin Jain, professors Rahul Mangharam and Manfred Morari, and alumnus Truong X. Nghiem won the Best Paper Award at the 9th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS) 2018 for their work on bridging machine learning and control theory for physical systems. ICCPS is part of CPSWEEK, which is one of the […]
GRASP Lab Spin-off Exyn Technologies Featured on 6ABC
Exyn Technologies, a spin-off of the GRASP lab founded by Vijay Kumar, Nemirovsky Family Dean of Penn Engineering, develops software that allows flying robots to map and understand unfamiliar locations. Being able to navigate novel, dynamic environments without direct human oversight allows for a wide range of fully autonomous missions.
Penn Engineering 2018 Teaching Awards
The recipients of the annual Penn Engineering teaching and advising awards are selected directly by Penn Engineering students after thoughtful consideration. The School is filled with gifted educators who inspire students with their dedication and excellence. The S. Reid Warren, Jr., Award Santosh Venkatesh, Professor in Electrical and Systems Engineering, has been awarded the S. […]
Aaswath Raman at TED2018: ‘The next renewable resource? The cold of space’
Aaswath Raman, one of the newest members of the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, is using his background in optics and materials science to take an ancient idea and apply it to a pressing, modern-day problem: cooling.