IROS 2022

30/06/22: Big congrats to graduate student Jiahe Chen for getting his paper on “Decay-Based Error Correction in Collective Robotic Construction” accepted to the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)!

Congrats Drs. Abdel-Raziq and Wilson-Small!

27/06/22: Big congratulations to Dr. Haron Abdel-Raziq who successfully defended his thesis in Electrical and Computer Engineering on the topic of “Sensing and Monitoring Pollinators: From Agent-Based Modeling to Live Sensing” and Dr. Nialah Wilson-Small who successfully defended her thesis in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering on the topic of “Embodied Physical Interactions for Robot-to-Robot and Robot-to-Human Coordination“ today. Dr. Abdel-Raziq has accepted a position as a data scientist with Shell and Dr. Wilson-Small is starting as a contact-professor at NYU Tandon in the Fall!

Congratulations to Dr Ceron

08/06/22: Big congratulations to Dr. Steven Ceron who successfully defended his PhD thesis in Mechanical Engineering today, on the topic of “Enabling Local-to-Global Behaviors in Collectives Across Length Scales“. Dr. Ceron is the first student out of the CEI-lab to earn his PhD and will be moving on to do a Postdoc with Prof. Rus at MIT in the Fall!

Find us @ICRA2022

23/5/22: The CEI-lab is present all during ICRA, please find us near the coffee, by the pool, or join us for any of the following events:

Monday May 23rd:

Tuesday May 24th:

  • Kirstin Petersen is chairing the session on Robotics and Automation in Agriculture and Forestry (15:30-16:50)
  • Haron Abdel-Raziq is presenting his paper on “Mapping Unknown Environments With Instrumented Honey Bees” (TuB04.12, 16:35-16:40) and his poster at Session 2 16:50-18:00
  • Robby Huang is presenting his paper on “Construction and Excavation by Collaborative Double-Tailed SAW Robots” (TuB14.03 15:40-15:45) and Kathleen Wang and Robby will be presenting their poster at Session 2 16:50-18:00

Friday May 27th:


Ma passes A-exam

20/05/2022:  Big congratulations to Danna Ma for passing her A-exam today!

Jaramillo passes A-exam

06/05/22: Big congratulations to Jonathan Jaramillo for passing his A-exam today!

Nature Comms

26/04/22: Huge congratulations to Steven Ceron for getting his paper on “Microrobot collectives with reconfigurable morphologies, behaviors, and functions” published in Nature Communications today! This is the result of a 6 month long collaboration with the Physical Intelligence Department at the Max Planck Institute in Germany.


21/2/2022: Big congratulations to Zoe Du, Zach Brothers, and Leah Valdes, as well as Jack Defay and Jake Peters for having their Symposium presentations at SWARM 2021 accepted to the special issue of Artificial Life and Robotics (AROB).

RoboSoft 2022

10/02/2022: Big congratulations to Postdoc Alli Nilles for getting her work on “Strain-Based Consensus in Soft, Inflatable Robots” accepted to the Intl. Conference for Soft Robotics!


ICRA 2022 Papers and Workshops

31/01/2022: Big congratulations to graduate students Haron Abdel-Raziq and Daniel Palmer for getting their work on “Mapping Unknown Environments With Instrumented Honey Bees” and to undergraduates Robby Huang, Alex Zhu, and Kathleen Wang for getting their work on “Construction and Excavation by Collaborative Double-Tailed SAW Robots” accepted to ICRA 2022!

Beyond these presentations, the CEI-lab are also helping to organize four workshops on Workshop on Collective Robotic Construction, Workshop on Modular Self-reconfigurable Robots, Robotics and Art: Automating Expressions, and Compositional Robotics: Mathematics and Tools – hope you can join us!