Gregory Fischer, mechanical and robotics engineering professor, and Laurie Dickstein-Fischer, professor of education at Salem State University, were interviewd for this article. The feature story focused on the potential of robots, including the Fischers’ PABI (Penguin for Autism Behavioral Intervention), to help therapists treat adults and children with autism.
Mechanical engineering professor Shawn Liu discusses how fiber-optical tweezers could be a tool potentially used for early-stage cancer diagnosis.
Professors Cagdas Onal and Jie Fu are featured for developing autonomous snake-like robots that could support search-and-rescue teams.
"What the automotive recyclers are doing is saving materials, saving energy and impacting the environment in a positive way, thus adding value to the economy of the state,” said Professor Brajendra Mishra, director of the Metal Processing Institute at WPI and advisor for the study.
WCVB TV 5’s Chronicle aired a story about PABI, a sophisticated and loveable robotic penguin developed by WPI and Salem State University that could change the way behavioral therapies are provided to children with autism. PABI is the brainchild of WPI mechanical and robotics engineering professor Gregory Fischer and Salem State University School of Education professor Laurie Dickstein-Fischer.
Referring to him as a “leader in haptic technology,” the American Society of Mechanical Engineers featured Cagdas Onal, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, in the article. “Many potential applications exist, including prosthetic/orthotic devices, wearable technologies, robotic collaborators/assistants, elder care, and systems that augment human performance,” Onal said.
Mechanical Engineering published the article by David Olinger, associate professor of mechanical engineering.
A cooling technology developed by a team led by Jamal Yagoobi, mechanical engineering professor and department head, will fly aboard the International Space Station later this decade.
The article profiles Battery Resourcers, an innovative company that began at WPI, and its approach to recycling lithium-ion batteries.
Tis article reports on a WPI-developed electrohydrodynamic pump that could be a breakthrough in cooling high-powered electronics in space. Under professor Jamal Yagoobi’s guidance, the device was tested on NASA’s reduced-gravity aircraft, known as the Vomit Comet, to mimic the zero-G atmosphere of space.
Breakthrough technology developed by Balaji Panchapakesan, associate professor of mechanical engineering at WPI, is highlighted in this premier biotech publication.
The Boston Globe national publication STAT reports on how a chip developed by mechanical engineers led by Balaji Panchapakesan, associate professor of mechanical engineering, that can trap and identify metastatic cancer cells in a small amount of blood drawn from a cancer patient.
Greg Fischer, director of WPI’s Automation and Interventional Medicine lab, is helping to develop a robot that assists autistic children.
Toby Bergstrom, director of the Haas Technical Education Center at WPI, discusses the future of automated education.
Featured was the work of Greg Fischer, associate professor, mechanical engineering, who, with his wife, Laurie Dickstein-Fischer, Ph.D., a professor at Salem State, developed the robotic penguin PABI (Penguin Autism Behavioral Intervention) for autistic children.