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A Fascinating and Unique Take on Social Domestic Robots - Vyo

A Fascinating and Unique Take on Social Domestic Robots - Vyo

June 9, 2016

Vyo is “a personal assistant serving as a centralized interface for smart home devices.” read more

Cornell, ADC tackling rescue ropes issue for U.S. Navy copters

Cornell, ADC tackling rescue ropes issue for U.S. Navy copters

June 9, 2016

Researchers from Cornell and Advanced Design Consulting, Inc. of Lansing are partnering to develop synthetic ropes for use in hoist systems on U.S. Navy rescue helicopters. read more

Brian Kirby promoted to Full Professor

Brian Kirby promoted to Full Professor

June 6, 2016

effective July 1, 2016. Providing excellence across the board. Congratulations! read more

Tiny "chipsat" spacecraft set for first flight

Tiny "chipsat" spacecraft set for first flight

June 2, 2016

Nature details a set of micro spacecrafts developed by Mason Peck, associate professor (MAE), set to launch in July. read more

CubeSat Design Competition Winners Announced

June 2, 2016

The Museum of Science Fiction in partnership with NASA and Cornell University, is very pleased to announce the winners of its international CubeSat competition. read more

Sibley School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering graduation 2016

Sibley School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering graduation 2016

June 1, 2016

took place on Sunday May 29th, in a large white tent on the Engineering Quad. Graduates had already been drenched at the main Commencement Ceremony in Schoellkopf that morning, and further storms... read more

Sibley School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering student awards

Sibley School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering student awards

June 1, 2016

We offer our congratulations to undergraduate and graduate award winners. read more

7 engineering seniors honored as 2016 Merrill Presidential Scholars

May 27, 2016

Seven Cornell Engineering students spent a portion of Senior Week not only celebrating their own accomplishments, but also celebrating the educators who inspired them to be the scholars they are. read more

6 Ph.D. students learn to commercialize their research

6 Ph.D. students learn to commercialize their research

May 26, 2016

Six engineering doctoral students will spend the summer and the fall semester exploring the potential to turn their research into a business as the first commercialization fellows. read more

Professor Mark Campbell - reappointed as

Professor Mark Campbell - reappointed as

May 17, 2016

the S.C. Thomas Sze Director of the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. read more

Emeritus engineering professor Tobias de Boer dies at 85

Emeritus engineering professor Tobias de Boer dies at 85

May 12, 2016

Emeritus professor Tobias de Boer, who taught mechanical and aerospace engineering at Cornell for more than 50 years and served as associate director of the Sibley School for nine years, died on May... read more

Professor Emeritus P.C. Tobias de Boer died peacefully

Professor Emeritus P.C. Tobias de Boer died peacefully

May 6, 2016

at Kendal of Ithaca on May 2, 2016. He was a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Cornell University for over forty years. read more

Tompkins County Energy Roadmap accepted by the County Legislature:

Tompkins County Energy Roadmap accepted by the County Legislature:

April 21, 2016

Professor Max Zhang who was hired in 2014 by the Steering Committee to complete the project along with his assistants and staff of the Tompkins County Planning Department. read more

Cornellians to advise Starshot exploring Alpha Centauri

Cornellians to advise Starshot exploring Alpha Centauri

April 18, 2016

Cornell faculty and alumni are helping to advise Breakthrough Starshot - a $100 million research and engineering project aiming to demonstrate proof of concept for light-propelled nanocrafts that... read more

Max Zhang helps sustainable communities grow greener

Max Zhang helps sustainable communities grow greener

April 12, 2016

From studying smog along Beijing's streets to improving how interstate highways clear exhaust to electrifying New York City parking spaces, engineer Max Zhang adds verdancy to vibrant communities. read more

On the cover of Advanced Materials

On the cover of Advanced Materials

April 11, 2016

Prof. Shepherd and members of his lab present a metal-elastomer-foam composite that can be formed in three dimensions. read more

Engineering Simulation MOOC teaches pro skills

Engineering Simulation MOOC teaches pro skills

March 23, 2016

Cornell’s newest Massive Open Online Course will give thousands of students worldwide an opportunity to learn skills. read more

Cornell Engineering's graduate school programs ranks among the best in the nation

March 18, 2016

Cornell’s graduate school programs in engineering rank among the best in the nation, according to 2017 rankings released March 16 by U.S. News & World Report. Overall, Cornell’s graduate engineering... read more

Light-up skin stretches boundaries of robotics

Light-up skin stretches boundaries of robotics

March 3, 2016

A Cornell team led by assistant professor Rob Shepherd and graduate student Bryan Peele has developed a stretchable electroluminescent skin with potential applications in soft robotics. read more

Professors Mason Peck and Rob Shepherd along with their team

Professors Mason Peck and Rob Shepherd along with their team

February 29, 2016

joins NASA 360 to discuss and design a bio-inspired soft robotic rover. read more

'Function after failure' in bone translates to engineering strategy

'Function after failure' in bone translates to engineering strategy

February 29, 2016

A study reveals that the material heterogeneity of cancellous bone prevents cracks from propagating and turning into breaks, and could have implications in engineering as well as medicine. read more

Dr. Bhaskaran to launch

Dr. Bhaskaran to launch

February 17, 2016

massive open online course on simulation at edx.org read more

NSF CAREER Award, 2016-2021

NSF CAREER Award, 2016-2021

February 4, 2016

Professor Ankur Singh receives a 5-yr, 500,000 award from the Division of Materials Research, Biomaterials Program, NSF read more

MAE welcomes new faculty member, Professor Andarawis-Puri

MAE welcomes new faculty member, Professor Andarawis-Puri

January 25, 2016

Dr. Andarawis-Puri's work in tendon research spans both basic science and translational applications. read more

MAE welcomes new faculty member, Professor Guy Hoffman.

MAE welcomes new faculty member, Professor Guy Hoffman.

January 22, 2016

Hoffman studies computational, design, and social aspects of Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), focusing on human-robot collaboration and companionship. read more