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  Penn Researchers Establish Universal Signature Fundamental to How Glassy Materials Fail
  To find a link between seemingly disparate disordered materials, an interdisciplinary collaboration between researchers at Penn Engineering and Pennís School of Arts and Sciences with expertise in various materials studiedan unprecedented range of disordered solids with constituent particles ranginng from individual atoms to river rocks. Understanding materials failure on a fundamental level could pave the way for designing more shatter-resistant glasses or predicting geological phenomena like landslides.
 
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  New Penn Engineering Professor is Developing Artificial Octopus Camouflage
  James Pikul, Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, helped developed technology known as CCOARSE, or Circumferentially Constrained and Radially Stretched Elastomer. The combination of stretchy silicone and precisely placed inflexible mesh allows 2D sheets to be inflated into predetermined 3D shapes. Pikul and his collaborators took inspiration from octopus skin, which uses a similar texture-changing trick to mimic rough surfaces.
 
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  To help foster an interest in STEM fields, pick up those LEGOs
 
Every year, Penn's GRASP Lab participates in the FIRST LEGO League, which introduces middle school students to concepts in STEM by involving them in a competition where they work in teams, designing and building robots to complete tasks related to a particular theme. Each team consists of around 10 students who work with coaches to research a topic, build a robot, and put together their own field models that their robots will interact with.
 
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  Penn Engineering to Develop Robot Teams with $27 Million Army Research Lab Grant
  The United States Army Research Laboratory has awarded the Penn Engineering a five-year, $27 million grant to develop new methods of creating autonomous, intelligent, and resilient teams of robots. These teams, consisting of multiple different types of robots and sensors with varying abilities, are designed to assist humans in a wide range of missions in dynamically changing, harsh and contested environments.
 
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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.