Second year Ph.D. student Adarsh Kesireddy has joined SRG. Since starting at UNR, he has been working with Dr. Logan Yliniemi, who is now at Amazon Robotics. Adarsh will continue to work on intriguing problems encountered in robotics using his background in machine learning and optimization.
NSF MEP program has approved our REU supplement proposal to SRG’s first NSF award. A total of $16k will be used to support two undergrads for research this summer and the upcoming academic year. This brings the total award amount to $625k with UNR share of $356k. We thank NSF for the support!
Congrats to Amir and SRG for another critical publication!
SRG member Amir is once again the recipient of this award from GSA at UNR, joining only a few who have received this honor in two consecutive years! Congrats Amir!
SRG is glad to share the news that Amir’s first first-author paper has just been accepted by Soft Robotics, a top journal in robotics with an impact factor of 6.1! This work focuses on using rigidity tunable elastomers to simply the design and fabrication of a soft gripper composed of completely soft materials, which has never been done before!
This is also SRG’s first major publication in robotics!
Congratulations to Amir, and SRG!
Way to go guys! SRG are proud of you!
Total funds of 8k are awarded from NSF EPSCoR to support summer research projects with SRG! We look forward to your publications coming out of them!
SRG and Co. took it to Mt. Rose on Tuesday March 21, 2017 to celebrate the first NSF award! The fresh powder snow was enjoyed very much! Wanliang tried blue trail there for the first time, fell only once despite the blizzard up on top 😛
Left to right: Natali, Wanliang, Terran, Patrick, Mina, Milad, Sonya and Amir.
Collaborative proposal by Wanliang and SRG collaborator Kevin Turner at UPenn has just been selected for award by NSF! This project aims to develop a route towards dynamically tunable reversible dry adhesion for soft grippers that can find applications in manufacturing, transfer printing, and human machine interaction.
We hope that this is the beginning of a long funding track record for SRG!
Wanliang’s phd advisor at Princeton, Dr. Winston (Wole) Soboyejo, currently Dean of Engineering at WPI, visited SRG and gave a seminar talk to Mechanical Engineering Department on Friday March 3, 2017. Wole and Wanliang toured Lake Tahoe on Saturday. The two enjoyed the conversations and scenery too much 😛