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Congrats to Dongsheng Chen, whose work was in the Philadelphia Inquirer

Dongcheng Chen’s origami swimmer was included as part of an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer on the robotics work happening at Penn’s GRASP lab. Check out the full article here.

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Zhiyuan Yang, Dongsheng Chen, David J. Levine, Cynthia Sung: Origami-inspired robot that swims via jet propulsion. In: IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 7145-7152, 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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