• Replicating the Sense of Touch

    Replicating the Sense of Touch

    Haptics is a field of engineering that is focused on replicating the sense of touch. Simulating the feeling of a surface could make for more immersive entertainment, more edifying educational tools, or more realistic training devices.

  • Quadrotors Come to TED

    Quadrotors Come to TED

    Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science is home to some of the most innovative robotics research on the planet, much of it coming out of the General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception (GRASP) Lab. On Wednesday, Feb. 29, Deputy Dean for Education and GRASP Lab member Vijay Kumar presented some of this groundbreaking work at the TED2012 conference, an international gathering of people and ideas from technology, entertainment, and design.

  • Robotic Hockey Teams Face-off at Penn Engineering

    Robotic Hockey Teams Face-off at Penn Engineering

    For students in the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s Design of Mechatronic Systems class, “the finals” are more than an exam; they are a tournament in which the winners hoist a trophy high above their heads in victory.

  • Penn Launches Contest to Map City's Automated External Difibrillators

    Penn Launches Contest to Map City's Automated External Difibrillators

    A team of Penn researchers led by Dr. Raina Merchant is launching a social media project to create a crowd-sourced map of the thousands of automated external difibrillators (AEDs) scattered throughout Philadelphia.

  • A Look Behind the Scenes with Penn's Champion Robotic Soccer Team

    A Look Behind the Scenes with Penn's Champion Robotic Soccer Team

    In July, the United States scored a major international soccer victory.