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|Penn Engineering Intro Class Gets a Power Boost|
|As computers become more enmeshed in everyday life, both their software and hardware are becoming accessible to the average person. Whereas DIY enthusiasts of earlier generations tackled birdhouses and AM radios, this generation is making its own robots, 3-D printers and cell phone accessories. Knowing that incoming freshmen are ready to hit the ground running in this arena, Dan Lee, professor in ESE, and Siddharth Deliwala, the ESE undergrad lab manager, have rolled out a new course.|
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From the Lab to the Cloud
Facebook. Instagram. Twitter. Flickr. If you have a smartphone, you've probably taken a picture or video and posted it, messaged it or shared it without thinking of what it takes to power your device. Meet Marc Loinaz (EE'88), one of the engineers behind the technology that allows smartphones to capture our lives and interconnect us so powerfully, and who has helped bring this technology to market.
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|Penn Engineers Lay Out Theory for Metamaterial That Acts as an Analog Computer|
The field of metamaterials has produced structures with unprecedented abilities, including flat lenses, invisibility cloaks and even optical "metatronic" devices that can manipulate light in the way electronic circuitry manipulates the flow of electrons. Now, a collaboration led by Penn Engineers shows that metamaterials can be designed to do "photonic calculus" as a light wave goes through them.
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|Penn Roboticists Take on the World|
|In late 2013, teams from around the world descended on Florida's Homestead Miami Speedway with millions of dollars of high-performance machinery in tow. But instead of racecars, this was a battle between 16 of the most advanced robots on the planet. The event that brought these machines together was the DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials, a competition designed to push the envelope in terms of robots that could serve in emergency and disaster scenarios.|