Modlab The Modular Robotics Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania

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Press

2014

IEEE RAS: June, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2014 Best Automation Paper Award

2013

The Atlantic: “Imagine an Aircraft Carrier Made Out of … Robots,” Megan Garber, Feb. 27 2013
Engadget: February 27, UPenn robots spring into action, save wooden hero (video) 
Phys.org: February 12, Swimming-pool ships make waves in modular robotics (w/ Video)
Gizmodo: February 11, Floating Swarm Bots Form Emergency Bridges, Runways, and Islands
IEEE Spectrum Automaton: February 11, Floating Robotic Shipping Containers Team Up to Create Islands and Runways
The Daily Pennsylvanian: February 3, Engineers design boat robots in Pottruck pool
Geekosystem: February 11, Hive-Minded Robots Now In the Water

2012

ASME.org: November, Modular Robotics: The Next Generation
Fox 29 News (USA): March 19, Celebrating the Philadelphia Science Festival,

2011

NewScientist MacGregor Campbell, “Robot builds its own body from sprayable foam,” Issue 2834, Oct. 19, 2011
NewScientist, Sandra Upson, “Go reconfigure: Machines that become whatever you want,” Issue 2808, April 19, 2011

2010

Interaktywnie Translated from Polish “Inspector Gadget Terminator and one that is a new invention from DARPA” Feb. 25, 2010

2009

New York Times: A Modular Robot That Puts Itself Back Together Again, Online Interactive & News Paper Article
The Gadget Show: Ortis Deley meets an awesome modular robot that can rebuild itself if it gets broken, Video
Deutschlandradio (German National Radio): Translated from German: The self-transformation of
machines, Modular robot repairs itself
,€ September 10, 4:50PM, 2009
TV5 Quebec, Canada: Avenirs Possibles, September 25, 2009
Communications of the ACM “Shape-shifting material suggests morphable hardware” July 17, 2009

2008

Discover Magazine: Top 100 Stories of 2008 #81: Smart-Matter Robots Reassemble Themselves, Magazine Article
Slashdot: Hardware Self-Healing Robots of Doom From UPenn, Online (Front Page)
Membrana:Translated from Russian: The pieces of the robot find each other after the explosion, October 20, 2008
ETNews:Translated from Korean: [Global Report] public eye level skills tailored to meet future, about CKBot at NextFest, October 12, 2008
Robot Watch: Translated from Japanese: International Conference on Robotics “ICRA 2008″ report local competition, Noriko Kageki, May 30, 2008
New Scientist: Shape-shifting robots take form, Jeff Hecht, magazine Issue 2653, April 25, 2008
Wired News “Robot Rebuilds Itself From Scattered Pieces”, Ryan Singel Sep 27, 2008

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