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[ME268 Talk]Bioinspired Robots from Mark Cutkosky, Fletcher Jones Chair, Mechanical Engineering,

February 6, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:50pm

Join us in this week's ME268 "Robotics, AI and Design of Future Education" invited talk featuring Prof. Mark Cutkosky, Fletcher Jones Chair, School of Engineering at Stanford.

Title:  Bioinspired Robots.


Dr. Cutkosky will talk about bioinspired robots — including bioinspired design methodology and new trends — and the growing role of robotics in education.

As robots move beyond manufacturing applications to less predictable environments, they increasingly can benefit, as animals do, from integrating sensing and control with the passive properties provided by particular combinations and arrangements of materials and mechanisms. This realization is partly responsible for the recent proliferation of soft and bioinspired robots. The proliferation of small mobile robots is also partly responsible for the popularity of robotics as a subject in education. They are accessible, relatively easy to work with, and suitable for projects ranging from K-12 to graduate education.

Mark Cutkosky:

Fletcher Jones Chair, School of Engineering, Stanford University

Director, Biomimetic and Dexterous Manipulation Lab.

Co-Director, Center for Design Research,

IEEE and ASME Fellow

Learn about Mark:


ME268 “Robotics, AI and Design of Future Education” was instructed by Dr. Li Jiang from Design Group, Mechanical Engineering.   This class consists of lectures from Dr.Jiang and invited talks from experts in the industry and academia to discuss the state of the art in the field of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and how that will impact the future Education. The time of robotics/AI are upon us. Within the next 10 to 20 years, many jobs will be replaced by robots/AI. We will cover hot topics in Robotics, AI, how we need to prepare students for the rise of Robotics/AI, and how we Re-design and Re-invent our education to adapt to the new era.   

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