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Stanford 'gecko gripper' tested on the International Space Station
Stanford's 'gecko gripper', a robotic mechanical attachment with gecko inspired adhesive, developed by Mark Cutkosky and Marco Pavone's labs was tested this April in the International Space Station on one of the station's free-flying Astrobee robots to see how it performs in a microgravity environment. According to Pavone, this success is just the first stage in a three-phase plan of experiments to showcase the use of gecko-inspired adhesives in a variety of space-based applications focused on the eventual goal of cleaning up space. Link
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July 12, 2021
WELCOME - PACCAR Board of Directors
Stanford rises to academia's BIg 3 of autonomy
The work of Stanford researchers in autonomous, connected and electric vehicles is highlighted here along with Carnegie Mellon and University of Michigan as one of the three main education centers sparking innovation in the field today. Link.
July 20, 2021
CARS Webinar - Algorithmic foundations of large-scale smart-mobility systems
Please join us for our July webinar with Kiril Solovey, postdoctoral scholar in Marco Pavone's Autonomous Systems Lab. Kiril will be present fundamental ideas on the control of large-scale transportation systems, and their connection to ongoing research to the operation of autonomous vehicle fleets and broad implications of such systems to society. View the agenda here and join the webinar here via Zoom.