New Undergrad Research Opportunity in Miniature Robotics

New Undergrad Research Opportunity in Miniature Robotics

New Undergrad Research Opportunity in Miniature Robotics

Undergraduate students will be able to spend a summer working on microrobot research as part of the new program.
Undergraduate students will be able to spend a summer working on microrobot research as part of the new program.

Assistant Professor Sarah Bergbreiter (ME/ISR) is the principal investigator for a new National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) site, Research Opportunities in Miniature Robotics. Maryland Robotics Center Director S.K. Gupta (ME/ISR) is the co-PI.

The three-year REU program—which will begin in summer 2012—will provide undergraduate students with new and exciting summer research opportunities in the field of miniature robotics.

Miniature robots have overall sizes between 1mm and 100mm. They have the potential to significantly enable or enhance capabilities in manufacturing, medicine, reconnaissance, exploration, food safety, and search and rescue. Because of their size, miniature robotics offer a truly interdisciplinary systems research challenge that encompasses materials, mechanical design, control, sensors and actuators, power, and electronics.

To learn more about miniature robots at Maryland, visit the Maryland Robotics Center and Prof. Bergbreiter’s Micro Robotics Lab.

 

Related Articles:
Barua Wins NSF Grant
Delivering on Quantum Innovation
Kjellerup Co-organizes Biofilms Conference
Five Years of Fearless Flight
Shoukry Wins NSF CAREER Award
UMD to Lead Milestone NSF High School Engineering Pilot Course
Davis to Serve as Faculty Mentor for NSF-Funded Global STEWARDS Program
Fischell Department of Bioengineering Launches REU Program
UMD Resilience Experts Awarded NSF Grant to Accelerate Disaster Recovery
Hendricks Awarded National Academy of Sciences Research Fellowship

June 20, 2011


Prev   Next

Current Headlines

Technica celebrates 5th Anniversary with over 900 Coders from Around the Country

Five Years of WIAA at the University of Maryland

Aerospace Engineering Professor Emeritus Appointed Pentagon Deputy to the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering

Voice of America video highlights kidney transplant drone flight

Professor Yanne K. Chembo named 2020 Optical Society Fellow

MSE Undergrad Jacob Garnett Opens LM Challenge Box in Record Time

Student autonomous drone racing team takes 2nd place at IROS

Women in Aeronautics and Astronautics Celebrates Five Years

News Resources

Return to Newsroom

Search News

Archived News

Events Resources

Events Calendar