Rachel and Jack receives ELI Awards

14/05/20: Big congratulations to undergraduates Sijia Zhou and Jack Defay for receiving Engineering Learning Initiatives awards to continue their research over Summer 2020. Both Sijia and Jack will be working with graduate student Jonathan Jaramillo and postdoc Jake Peters studying how swarms of honey bees locate their queen.

Steven passes A-exam

28/04/20: Big congratulations to graduate student Steven Ceron for passing his A-exam. Steven will spend the next couple of years designing emergent behaviors in soft robot swarms with potential applications in micro-robots for medical applications.

Steven receives Fulbright Fellowship

23/4/20: Big congratulations to Steven Ceron for receiving the honorable Fulbright Fellowship. This comes as an extension to his SLOAN fellowship and his NSF Graduate Fellowship. The Fulbright will help support Steven in an internship with Dir. Metin Sitti’s group at the Max Plank Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart, where he will be exploring coordination algorithms for swarms of microrobots.

Nialah passes A-Exam

21/4/20: Big congratulations to graduate student Nialah Wilson for passing her A-exam. In collaboration with Prof. Shiri Azenkot, Nialah will now be embarking on a new and exiting research project related to accessible excergames using drone-feedback!

Scientific Frontiers Paper

13/3/2020: Big congratulations to Nialah Wilson, Steven Ceron, and Logan Horowitz for their paper published today in a special issue of the journal on Scientific Frontiers in Robotics and AI. The paper summarizes years of work on “Scalable and Robust Fabrication, Operation, and Control of Compliant Modular Robots“, or the “DONUts project” as we refer to it.

Scientific Reports Paper

28/02/2020: Big congratulations to Phoebe Koenig, Michael Smith, Logan Horowitz, and Daniel Palmer for their paper on “Artificial shaking signals in honey bee colonies elicit natural responses“, which was published today in Scientific Reports.


CIDA Seminar

27/01/20: Please join us for the CIDA Seminar series today 12-1pm in Gates 121

Kirstin will present:

“The Lower Hanging Fruit: A new approach to field robotics in precision agriculture”

RA-Letters / RoboSoft2020

22/01/20: Big congratulations to Danna Ma, Steven Ceron, and Gregory Kaiser for getting their article on “Simple Low-Cost Fabrication of Soft Sensors for Feature Reconstruction” accepted to Robotics Automation Letters (RA-Letters) with a presentation at the Intl. Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft2020)!

Cornell Entomology Symposium

14/01/20: Kirstin Petersen will open the 9th annual Cornell Entomology Symposium with a Keynote on Robot Super-Organisms – hope to see you there!

Cornell China Center

18/11/19: If you happen to be in Beijing, please join us for the Inaugural Event of the Cornell China Center. Kirstin Petersen will participate in a panel on Digital Agriculture!

Cornell Chronicle Article.