09/10/18: The Cornell Initiative for Digital Agriculture (CIDA) has its opening event today, which includes a presentation of our project on Robots and Enology.

ELI Award

27/09/18: Congratulations to Aleena Kurumunda for receiving the Engineering Learning Initiatives Award funded by “Robert A. Cowie ’55 ME”, to work towards an intelligent soft robot capable of substrate classification!


SOCO workshop talk

07/09/2018: Please join us as we present our work on collective construction of overhangs (Robots Building Bridges, Not Walls) at the workshop for Self-Organizing Construction, part of the IEEE intl conference of Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing systems, in Trento Italy, 2018.

NSF – NRI Award

20/08/18: In collaboration with the Verifiable Robotics Lab and the Human-Robot Collaboration and Companionship Lab, we just received funding to explore Ad-Hoc Collaborative Human-Robot Swarms. This grant will cover three graduate students and “half” a postdoc for three years!


DARS 2018 paper

07/08/18: Big congrats to Yiwen Hua and Yawen Deng for getting their paper on a “Scalable Compiler for the TERMES Distributed Assembly System” accepted to the International Symposium for Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems, DARS 2018.

IEEE Spectrum

05/07/18: Big congrats to Steven Ceron, Aleena Kurumunda, Eeshan Garg, Mira Kim, and Tosin Yeku, for IEEE Spectrum coverage of their ICRA article on Popcorn-Driven Robotic Actuators!

Pollinators Festival

09/06/18: Haron Abdel-Raziq, Daniel Palmer, and Pheobe Koenig did a fantastic job manning a bio-inspired and bio-hybrid robotics booth at the First Annual Pollinators Festival in Lansing, NY.


R:SS 2018 Workshop

03/06/18: Big congrats to Nialah for getting her Poster on a simulation framework for the FORMbots accepted at the R:SS 2018 Women in Robotics III workshop!


22/05/18: Catch up with the CEI-lab at ICRA 2018 in Brisbane! Steven Ceron is presenting his work on Popcorn-Driven Robotic Actuators Wednesday and we’re co-organizing a full-day workshop on Swarms: From Biology to Robots and Back Friday.

Steven passes his Qualls

18/05/18: Big congratulations to Steven Ceron who passed his Design Qualifying Exam with flying colors today!