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  Exploring New Worlds: Penn Students Design an Ice Drilling Robot for Mars
  Wanda Lipps, Gautam Nagaraj, and Michael Gromis, all graduates of Penn Engineering’s Class of 2017, watched as a large drill, supported by a boxy metal frame, dug down into a container of dirt and ice. The students, members of the Mars Water Horizons team at Penn, were testing an ice drilling robot they had built as part of a NASA student challenge to design a system that could recover water from the surface of Mars.
 
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  Penn Students' Design To Reach New Heights Aboard the ISS
  In response to a call to "Print the Future," three Penn undergraduates won the opportunity to have their design 3-D printed aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Rising seniors Jaimie Carlson, Laura Gao, and Adam Zachar formed ProtoFluidics to create an adaptable, modular microfluidic device. The team hopes that, once printed using the 3-D printer already on the ISS, astronauts will be able to use their design to perform specialized research using tiny amounts of fluids in space.
 
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  Teaching Robots to 'Feel with Their Eyes'
 
At first glance, Penn Engineering doctoral student Alex Burka looks like a ghostbuster. But Burka is not in the business of hunting ghosts. Instead, he's leading a project designed to enable robots to "feel with their eyes." Using this Proton Pack, Burka hopes to build up a database of one thousand surfaces to help coach robots on how to identify.
 
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  Backster, a Posture-Tracking Wearable, wins 2017 Senior Design Competition
 
Each spring, Penn Engineering's Senior Design Project Competition pits teams from the school’s six departments against one another. This year’s first place project was Backster, a shirt imbued with orientation sensors that can provide real-time feedback on the wearer’s posture.
 
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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.