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Ben Shih et al. chosen Best Poster Award Finalists at the 2017 SoCal Robotics Symposium!

posted Apr 18, 2017, 2:15 PM by Michael Tolley   [ updated ]

Congratulations to Ben Shih and coauthors Dylan Drotman, Caleb Christianson, Ruffin White, Zhaoyuan Huo, Henrik Christensen, and Michael Tolley who were selected Best Poster Award Finalists at the 2017 SoCal Robotics Symposium for their poster entitled A Soft Robotic Gripper Capable of In-Hand Manipulation Augmented with Soft Sensor Skin for Tactile Sensing.

http://socal-robotics.org/cfp.html

Update: this work also received an honorable mention at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering 2017 Research Expo!
http://jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/re/

Caleb Christianson competes in UC San Diego Grad Slam competitive speaking event finals!

posted Apr 6, 2017, 3:58 PM by Michael Tolley

Congratulations to Caleb who made it through two rounds of the UC San Diego Grad Slam public speaking competition to compete in the campus finals yesterday!  This event involves presenting grad student research in a "TED-style" talk for a general audience. Evaluated by a panel of external judges, Caleb finished among the top 8 presenters from across campus!

http://gradlife.ucsd.edu/?page_id=1020

Caleb Christianson wins First Place SPIE Best Student Paper Award at SPIE Smart Structures/NDE 2017!

posted Mar 28, 2017, 11:36 PM by Michael Tolley   [ updated Apr 4, 2017, 2:44 PM ]

Congratulations to lab member Caleb Christianson for winning the First Place SPIE Best Student Paper Award at the SPIE Smart Structures/NDE event this week in Portland Oregon! Caleb won for his paper entitled "Fluid electrodes for submersible robotics based on dielectric elastomer actuators". This award comes with a cash prize of $500.

Tom Kalisky wins Charles C. Hill Fellowship Award for excellence in innovation design!

posted Mar 28, 2017, 11:25 PM by Michael Tolley   [ updated Mar 28, 2017, 11:35 PM ]

Congratulations to lab member Tom Kalisky for winning the 2016/2017 Charles C. Hill Fellowship Award for excellence in innovation design! This competitive $3,000 fellowship is awarded to MS students in the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering who specialize in the area of "innovative design."

IEEE Spectrum Story on IROS 2016 Self-Folding Swarm Paper

posted Oct 26, 2016, 2:26 PM by Michael Tolley

http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/robotics-hardware/harvard-self-folding-origami-robots

Prof. Tolley and colleagues win IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine Best Paper Award!

posted May 19, 2016, 4:01 PM by Michael Tolley   [ updated May 19, 2016, 4:02 PM ]

The IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine Best Paper Award was awarded today at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) to Prof. Tolley and colleagues Prof. Bezzo (UVA), Prof. Mehta (UCLA), and Prof. Onal (WPI) for their paper on Robot Makers:
Bezzo, N., Mehta, A., Onal, C., Tolley, M., "Robot Makers: The Future of Digital Rapid Design and Fabrication of Robots," in Robotics & Automation Magazine, IEEE , 22:4, pp. 27-36, Dec. 2015.

Adriane, Yuka, Adrienne win Pop-up Design Challenge!

posted Jan 26, 2016, 4:08 PM by Michael Tolley

Congratulations to team JellyMiu, consisting of lab members Adriane Minori, Yuka Okina, and Adrienne Chang who have won the inaugural Wyss Institute Pop-up Design Challenge!

Alejandra to present at 2015 SACNAS National Conference in D.C.!

posted Sep 3, 2015, 4:32 PM by Michael Tolley

Congratulations to Alejandra Martinez who has won an award from the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) to present her summer research results at the SACNAS National Conference in October in Washington, D.C.!

Alejandra, Daniel, Aaron present at Summer Research Conference!

posted Aug 14, 2015, 5:43 PM by Michael Tolley

Congratulations to Alejandra Martinez, Daniel Ortiz, and Aaron Ong who presented their summer research project results at the UCSD Summer Research Conference! 

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