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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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  Immune system function in the microgravity of space
 
Dan Huh, Wilf Family Term Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering, and G. Scott Worthen, a professor of pediatrics in the Perelman School of Medicine and a physician-scientist in neonatology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, are developing a technology to better understand how microgravity — an environmental condition in which people and objects appear to be weightless — negatively affects immune system function.
 
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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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  Vincent Liu is Networking the Cloud
 
Vincent Liu, Assistant Professor in Computer and Information Science, is a researcher with broad interests in network computing. His work bridges all layers of the networking stack, from hardware concerns to application and user demands. He was motivated to come to Penn because of its collaborative environment that supports cutting-edge work in his areas of interest.
 
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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.