Mark Yim

Mark Yim

Asa Whitney Professor of Mechanical Engineering And Director General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception (GRASP) Laboratory
Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM)
Computer and Information Science (CIS)
Electrical and Systems Engineering (ESE)

Email | Research Webpage

Honors and Awards:  National Academy of Inventors, Fellow - 2019; Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching - 2009

Research Expertise: Robotics | Mechanical Systems | Mechanical Design

Mark's research interests began with modular robots that are made up of identical active components that can be arranged to form many different configurations, ranging from a snake robot to a humanoid. These systems can also self-reconfigure, changing the robot's shape to suit the task. In addition, Mark has branched into small flying robots and low cost mechanisms, robot art and health care.

Member of:
  • General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception (GRASP)
  • Lab

    Affiliations:  Integrated Product Design (Director); Weiss Tech House (Director)

    PhD Mechanical Engineering 1995 - Stanford University
    MS Mechanical Engineering 1989 - Stanford University
    BS Engineering Mechanics 1987 - Johns Hopkins University

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