by Colton Poore ’20 The world of prosthetics is evolving every day. After one of Kevin O’Brien’s good friends—a combat rescue pilot—lost her leg, she was able to receive a prosthetic and had her wings... Read more about Robotic Hand with a High-Tech Transmission
Using His Noodle
A grad student makes headlines for work on the physics of spaghetti
By L. P. Drew
They say you have to crack a few eggs to make an omelet. But to solve a decades-old physics question originally posed by one of the field’s greatest minds, it took Ronald Heisser a whole lot of spaghetti—upwards of 1,000 noodles.
Heisser is a doctoral candidate in theoretical and applied mechanics on the Hill, doing robotics research in the lab of Engineering professor Robert Shepherd. But when the San Antonio native was an undergrad at MIT, he did a project for an applied math class that solved a problem that had once flummoxed the great Richard Feynman—work that garnered Heisser a bit of media fame last summer.
Some people know what they want to do for a living from a young age. When they are adults and you ask them, their answer starts with some variant of the phrase, “For as long as I can remember, I have... Read more about Alumna finds her Co-op experience invaluable
Yuhan Hu and Michael Suguitan, Ph.D. students in Professor Hoffman's research group, Human-Robot Collaboration & Companionship Lab , recently both won an award at the 14th ACM/IEEE International... Read more about Ph.D. students Yuhan Hu and Michael Suguitan both won awards.