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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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  Penn Engineering Launches A. James Clark Scholars Program with $15M gift from the A. James and Alice B. Clark Foundation
 
The A. James Clark Scholars Program has been established in Penn Engineering with an extraordinary $15 million gift from the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation. It is the largest one-time gift to undergraduate support in the University's history. The Clark Scholars Program will provide financial aid and create a new academic program for undergraduate engineering students.
 
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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.