Of all the remarkable things engineers do for humanity, none may be more important than the ways in which they improve our resiliency, keeping us safe from the many potential harms the world has in store.
One robot that can retrieve objects drifting into deep water using a whirligig beetle’s swimming ability. Another that can deliver letters and greeting cards with the speed and grace of a dragonfly. Both were among the “Robo-Bugs” imagined and designed by third graders at Barclay Elementary/Middle School last fall.
Recent awards and accomplishments of Johns Hopkins Engineering faculty.
The lowly cockroach has long been vilified as a spreader of disease and a marker of filth and squalor. But Chen Li, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is studying them to improve the way robots navigate.