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  Mapping the Ocean with Marine Robots
 
Ani Hsieh, Research Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, heads the interdisciplinary Scalable Autonomous Robots Lab, which is working to map ocean currents with a swarm of marine robots like the one above. The research has the potential to change the way humans interact with the ocean.
 
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  Penn Engineers Update a User-friendly Device for Point-of-Care Diagnostics
  In 2016, Haim Bau, professor in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM), and a team of Penn Engineers published a paper introducing a hand-held device for detecting Zika virus by screening saliva, urine, or blood samples for signature genetic material of the Zika virus. Since their initial paperís publishing, the researchers have been working to completely automate the device, so that anyone, including those without medical or scientific training, can use it.
 
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  Celia Reina Receives Eshelby Mechanics Award for Young Faculty
 
Celia Reina, William K. Gemmill Term Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, has been selected to receive the Eshelby Mechanics Award for Young Faculty. This award is given annually to emerging junior faculty who exemplify the creative use and development of mechanics.
 
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  Mark Yim's "SMORES" Robots Autonomously Modify Their Environment
 
ModLab is interested in the way robots can adapt to their surroundings and solve problems they weren't explicitly programmed to be prepared for. Its latest project is based on its SMORES-EP modular robots. Individually, each module can't do much, but thanks to electro-permanent magnets on those wheels and a hinged face, modules can connect to one another and achieve more complex behaviors.
 
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Penn Engineering is now on Medium. Follow the blog to stay up-to-date on the latest research coming out of Penn Engineering labs — from bio-inspired robots, to gun-violence-tracking databases, to catalysts for green energy — and to hear from students as they work on projects locally, nationally and around the world.

 

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Penn Engineering is now on Medium. Follow the blog to stay up-to-date on the latest research coming out of Penn Engineering labs — from bio-inspired robots, to gun-violence-tracking databases, to catalysts for green energy — and to hear from students as they work on projects locally, nationally and around the world.