Adarsh Joins SRG!

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.

REU supplement of 16k funded!

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!

Amir’s soft gripper paper is accepted by Soft Robotics!

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!

Wanliang and Kevin received collaborative NSF award totaling 609k!

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!

Wole visited SRG from WPI

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 😛