NERC 2016

30/10/2016: NorthEast Robotics Colloquium at Cornell. Eugene and Lawrence present their work on Spider-Insired Jumping Robots, and Kirstin gives a keynote speech on Construction by Robot Collectives.

CS Field Membership

21/10/2016: Kirstin is voted in to the Field of Computer Science at Cornell.

ELI Research Award

29/9/16: Congratulations to Sam Rosenstein for receiving the Engineering Learning Initiatives Award for his work on automated software to study social insects!

Assistant Professor

1/8/2016: Kirstin starts as Assistant Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University, New York.

Member of Max Planck ETH

01/08/2015: Kirstin becomes a member of the Max Planck ETH Center for Learning Systems.

Among the top 10 scientific breakthroughs of 2014!

18/12/2014: Work on collective construction robots and Kilobots voted among the top 10 scientific breakthroughs of 2014 by Science.

Starting Postdoctoral Position

22/10/2014: Kirstin starts a postdoctoral position with Director Metin Sitti in the Physical Intelligence Department at Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany.

Ph.D. Defense

14/9/2016: Kirstin defends her Ph.D. with Professor Radhika Nagpal in the SSR-lab at Harvard University and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering.

Paper published in Science

02/14/2014: Paper on termite-inspired robot construction teams appear in and on the cover of Science.