IEEE Spectrum: ‘Microdrones That Cooperate to Transport Objects Could Be Future of Warehouse Automation’

Following up on an earlier story about the GRASP lab’s new swarming technology that uses only onboard cameras and sensors, IEEE Spectrum’s Evan Ackerman checks back in with GRASP research scientist Giuseppe Loianno to talk about another advance.

Network Neuroscience, Explained Via Twister

As a pioneer in the nascent field of network neuroscience, Danielle Bassett, Eduardo D. Glandt Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor in the Department of Bioengineering, studies the way the structure of neuronal connections give rise to cognitive traits. By mapping these networks while people perform different tasks, such as ones related to memory, creativity, or […]

Y-Prize Startup VisiPlate is Opening Eyes and Attracting Funding

VisiPlate, a nanotechnology-based medical device for glaucoma patients, got its start as the winner of the 2017 Y-Prize. The competition tasks students with transforming early-stage Penn Engineering technologies into viable businesses. Team VisiPlate selected the nanoscopically thin plates developed by Igor Bargatin, Class of 1965 Term Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, and […]

IEEE Spectrum: ‘This Autonomous Quadrotor Swarm Doesn’t Need GPS’

The GRASP Lab’s flying robots do some amazing things under the invisible glow of PERCH’s motion-tracking camera system, but to have an impact in the real world, they will need to figure out where they’re going without that kind of eye-in-the-sky. Enter VIO-Swarm, the latest set of collaborative quadrotors from the lab, which fly together […]

Penn Engineers: Bone Marrow Transplant Stem Cells Can ‘Swim’ Upstream

When a cancer patient receives a bone marrow transplant, time is of the essence. Healthy stem cells, which can restart the production of blood cells and immune system components after a patient’s own are compromised, need to make their way from the circulatory system into the bones as quickly as possible. To do that, they […]

Navigating medical device development at every stage

Oftentimes, clinicians will encounter obstacles or unmet needs in the medical field. Although they may have ideas for possible solutions to these obstacles, it can be challenging for them to take these concepts and turn them into concrete devices. The Penn Health-Tech Center for Health, Devices, and Technology hopes to unite Penn’s strengths in medicine, […]

Insup Lee Named ACM Fellow

Insup Lee, Cecilia Fitler Moore Professor in the Departments of Computer and Information Science and Electrical Systems and Engineering, has been appointed fellow status by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for, “theoretical and practical contributions to compositional real-time scheduling and runtime verification.” The ACM brings together computing educators, researchers, and professionals to inspire dialogue, […]

‘Differential Privacy,’ or How Apple Finds the Most Popular Emojis Without Reading Your Texts

The ability to amass, store, manipulate and analyze information from millions of people at once has opened a vast frontier of new research methods. But, whether these methods are used in the service of new business models or new scientific findings, they also raise questions for the individuals whose information comprises these “big data” sets. […]

Engineering Project to Create ‘Molecular Portrait’ of Every Cell in the Body

According to Arjun Raj, an assistant professor of Bioengineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the field of biology has traditionally been about looking at the average properties of cells all at once, which can make it difficult to learn more about individual cells and how they’re different from one another.

Engineering project to create ‘molecular portrait’ of every cell in the body

According to Arjun Raj, an assistant professor of bioengineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the field of biology has traditionally been about looking at the average properties of cells all at once, which can make it difficult to learn more about individual cells and how they’re different from one another.

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