26/07/21: Very excited to announce that our paper on how “Imperfect comb construction reveals the architectural abilities of honeybees” was just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The insights from this study not only benefits biology, but may serve as inspiration for future construction algorithms and robot collectives.

R:SS Pioneers

11/7/21: Join us at 5.25pm EST at the R:SS pioneers workshop panel for senior PhD students and Postdoctoral researchers.

IROS 2021

30/06/21: Big congratulations to PhD student Steven Ceron, and M.Eng. student Annie Kimmel (now at CMU) for getting their paper on Soft Robotic Oscillators with Strain-Based Coordination accepted to IROS2021.


18/05/21: Congratulations to Nialah Wilson for having her abstract on Designing Tactile Human-Drone Interactions for Movement Instruction​, accepted for an oral presentation at the 2021 STEMNoire Inaugural Research and Holistic Wellness Conference!

Ubiquitous Robots

17/05/21: Congratulations to Jonathan Jaramillo, Andrew Lin, Emma Sung, and Isabel Richter for having their work on the Martha Human Robot Interaction platform accepted to Ubiquitous Robots 2021.

ELI Award

04/05/21: Big congratulations to Alex Zhu and Robby Huang who just received an ELI award to continue their work over the Summer on Single-Actuated Wave robots!

RoboSoft workshops

11/04/21: Kirstin Petersen is giving invited talks at two exciting RoboSoft workshops happening on 4/12 on Material Intelligence and Soft Robotics in Agriculture. Registration is free!

Automation and AI in Agriculture

08/04/21: Big congratulations to Jonathan Jaramillo for getting his work on “Low-Cost, Computer Vision-Based, Prebloom Cluster Count Prediction in Vineyards” published in the special issue on Automation and AI in Agriculture in the Journal Frontiers in Agronomy. This method presents a way for small and medium-sized grape growers in the North East to improve their yield prediction early in the season using just their smart phone!

SWARM papers

01/04/2021: Congratulations to Jack Defay, Jacob Peters, Zoe Du, Zach Brothers, and Leah Valdes on having their papers on “A Customizable, Low-Cost Alternative for Distributed 2D Flow Sensing in Swarms” and “Automated Entrance Monitoring of Managed Bumble Bees” accepted to the combined DARS-SWARM 2021 conference!

Endowed chair title

23/03/21: Kirstin Petersen receives an endowed chair title as the Aref and Manon Lahham Faculty Fellow in the College of Engineering at Cornell. This esteemed honor is in recognition of her early contributions to our understanding of collective intelligence in simple robot systems and the important role she is playing in building a community of excellence in robotics in the College of Engineering.