As part of a list of contributions to the field of robotics made in Massachusetts, WPI is noted as the first university in the country to offer a major in robotics engineering.
Professor Yan Wang demonstrates how lithium ion batteries can ignite and explode when overheated. Older devices with battery management systems that no longer work are especially dangerous.
WPI Senior Vice President Kristen Tichenor explains why WPI has experienced a surge in applications and enrollment from women and minorities since the admissions process became test-optional.
Professor Sergey Makarov exhibits the "virtual human" 5,000 high resolution cross sections of a cadaver, digitally stitched together in a lab at WPI, to aid medical research.
WPI professor Susan Landau weighs in on the debate of whether law enforcement should have "back door" access to private, encrypted networks to investigate crime and terrorism.
WPI professors Craig Shue and Krishna Venkatasubramanian discuss cybersecurity concerns in the realm of the internet of things (IoT) where devices, including toys, are connected to WiFi.
Kristen Tichenor, senior vice president at WPI, explains why making SAT and ACT test scores optional for applicants increased enrollment of women and underrepresented minorities.
BBC Horizons featured WPI professor Marion Emmert’s work in reclaiming rare earth metals from automobile engines for an episode on recycling and waste reduction efforts around the world.
WPI researchers Chris Nycz and Marek Wartenberg highlight the future of surgical and assistive robotics.
Researchers Chris Nycz and Marek Wartenberg discuss their latest projects with surgical and assistive robotics.
Elke Rundensteiner, director of WPI's Data Science program, discusses the qualities that make for a good data scientist.
Susan Landau, WPI professor of cybersecurity policy, cautions that the value of information the FBI hopes to gain by compelling Apple to unlock a suspect's iPhone does not outweigh the broader long-term costs to smartphone security.
Robotics professor Greg Fischer discusses advances in medical robotics and robot-assisted surgery at WPI's Automation and Interventional Medicine Lab.
In this quirky holiday column by Globe columnist Yvonne Abraham, Physics professor Germano Iannacchione calculates the physics of Santa's Christmas Eve flight.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute has appointed Bogdan Vernescu, professor of mathematical sciences and former head of WPI's Mathematical Sciences Department, as vice provost for research. He has held the position on an interim basis since October 2014.
Professor Alex Wyglinski shares how better wireless networks can be created for connecting vehicles by studying how bumblebees make decisions as they forage.
Aaron Birt, a PhD graduate in Materials Science, is named one of the manufacturing engineering industry's rising young leaders in Advancing Manufacturing (2016). He is also the co-founder of the lithium-ion battery start-up Kinetic Batteries and was named to Forbes “30 under 30” list for manufacturing & industry (2017).
5G will allow for a more dynamic power grid capable of managing wind, solar and other renewable forms of energy, despite their unpredictable nature. Mike Ahern, WPI director of power systems engineering, weighs in on the future of the power industry.
At WPI, Marion Emmert recycles automobile engines to reclaim rare earth metals—precious metals that are in short supply but are critical to our tech-centered lives.
A unique partnership between WPI's Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biology departments has led researchers to study connections between bumblebees' foraging behavior and connected cars.