School of Engineering & Applied Science

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604
Media Contact:Gina Bryan | bryangm@upenn.edu | 215-898-8721July 29, 2014

Penn Science Café Presents ‘xLAB: Designing New Entertainment Experiences’

The founders of the newly formed xLAB will show off some of the interdisciplinary projects they are working on. The collaboration between Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science and School of Design uses the "Internet of things" to devise and deliver richer and more interactive entertainment experiences.  

WHO:

Carla Diana
Lecturer
School of Design
University of Pennsylvania

Rahul Mangharam
Associate Professor
School of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Pennsylvania

Sarah Rottenberg
Lecturer
School of Design
and
Associate Director
Integrated Product Design Program
University of Pennsylvania

Orkan Telhan
Assistant Professor
School of Design
University of Pennsylvania

WHAT:

Penn Science Café, “xLAB: Designing New Entertainment Experiences”

WHEN:

Tuesday, August 12, 6-7 p.m. 

WHERE:

World Cafe Live Upstairs, 3025 Walnut St., Philadelphia

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 28, 2014

Penn Robotic Soccer Team Reigns Supreme

The University of Pennsylvania’s robotic soccer team now has another world championship trophy to add to its collection.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 21, 2014

Toyota-ITC Gift Will Support Penn Research on Automotive Electronic and Computer Systems

The University of Pennsylvania's PRECISE Center has received a substantial financial gift from the Toyota InfoTechnology Center. Toyota-ITC is interested in promoting the PRECISE Center's efforts on safety algorithms for self-driving cars, remote automotive diagnostics, resilient control of au

There Is a Robot Soccer Tournament Called the RoboCup

July 10, 2014

Daniel Lee of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is quoted about robots playing soccer.

Article Source: Washington Post

Video: Heads Up, World Cup Teams: The Robots Are Coming

July 10, 2014

Daniel Lee of the School of Engineering and Applied Science comments on RoboCup, a soccer tournament featuring robots.

Article Source: Associated Press

2014 Philly Geek Awards Nominees Announced

July 7, 2014

Katherine Kuchenbecker of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Titan Arm developed by SEAS undergraduates are nominated in two categories.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 9, 2014

Penn to Lead $22.5 Million Project on Restoring Memory Loss

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Penn scientists and physicians will conduct fundamental research on the brain with the aim of developing "neuroprosthetic" devices for treating memory loss due to disease or traumatic injury.

A team of scientists and physicians at the University of Pennsylvania will lead a four-year effort worth as much as $22.5 million to develop next-generation technologies to restore memory function in people who suffer from memory loss due to disease or traumatic injury.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 7, 2014

UTRC Gift Establishes Robotics Fellowship at University of Pennsylvania

United Technologies Research Center, the research and innovation arm of United Technologies Corp., has given $250,000 gift to the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science to establish a fellowship in robotics.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422July 9, 2014

Penn’s Open Learning Opens Doors on Campus and Around the World

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Through its Open Learning initiative, the University of Pennsylvania is dramatically transforming the who, what, when and where of learning, making the resources of higher education accessible to millions more people than ever before.

By Christina Cook

Through its Open Learning initiative, the University of Pennsylvania is dramatically transforming the who, what, when and where of learning, making the resources of higher education accessible to millions more people than ever before.

How Having a Sweet Tooth Might Save Your Life

June 26, 2014

Undergraduate student Spencer Penn of the School of Engineering and Applied Science writes about leading a team that has designed a cavity fighting chewing gum and a plan for distributing it in the developing world.

Article Source: Huffington Post