Veronica Santos part of team awarded $3M in ONR funding to develop a dexterous, underwater robotic hand with tactile feedback

Above image: Dexterous underwater robot developed by RE2 Robotics for handling dangerous devices. (RE2 Robotics.) UCLA MAE Associate Professor Veronica Santos, along with her University of...

Ann Karagozian elected to the National Academy of Engineering

MAE Distinguished Professor Ann Karagozian was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), which made the announcement on February 7, 2018. Election to the NAE is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.  Academy membership honors...

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Nanoscale transport: 3Qs with Tim Fisher

Professor Tim Fisher joined UCLA in 2017 as a faculty member in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. He leads the Nanoscale Transport Research Group, which looks at transport processes by electrons, phonons, photons, and fluids, with an eye toward...

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Lihua Jin: Toward stretchable phones and squishy robots

Lihua Jin’s work in soft materials engineering is helping pave the way for these kinds of advances In the Disney animated film “Big Hero 6,” the character Baymax is a loveable, squishy robot that resembles the Michelin Man and is programmed to be a sidekick and...

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Robotics may drive the future of healthcare

UCLA Engineering professor Jacob Rosen develops wearable and surgical robots By Katherine Kornei Robots might someday be a regular presence in hospitals, and that’s not a scary future, says Jacob Rosen. “We are in a midst of a robot revolution,” he says. “It’s focused...

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