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Cynthia Sung featured in the IEEE Soft Robotics podcast

Thanks to Marwa ElDiwiny and the IEEE Robotics and Automation Organization for hosting the podcast and inviting us to participate.

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Congratulations to Jessica McWilliams and Christopher Kim, whose papers were accepted to RoboSoft 2021!

Jessica McWilliams, Yifan Yuan, Jason Friedman, Cynthia Sung: Push On, Push Off: A compliant bistable gripper with mechanical sensing and actuation. IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft), 2021.
Christopher Kim, Athena Chien, Megha Tippur, Cynthia Sung: Fabrication and characterization of I-cord knitted SMA actuators. IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft), 2021.

Prof. Cynthia Sung receives J&J WiSTEM2D Scholars Award

Cynthia Sung was named one of six winners of the 2020 Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM2D Scholars Award Program. The award will support our group’s work in designing, developing and controlling soft, foldable robots that can be used in multiple environments, including new explorations in the medical domain. Thank you to J&J for their sponsorship, as well as their continued support of women in all areas of STEM.

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