Cagdas Onal

Associate Professor
EDUCATION
BS Sabanci University, 2003
MS Sabanci University 2005
PhD Carnegie Mellon University 2009
Expert Bio

Professor Onal conducts research in soft robotics, a largely underexplored area of robotics that has significance in medicine, manufacturing, and disaster response. Soft robots could potentially be deployed in search-and-rescue missions, as intelligent surgical assistants, and in human augmentation scenarios.

WBZ News Radio 1030
WPI Explores Robots In The Workplace

WBZ News Radio interviewed Cagdas Onal, associate professor of mechanical engineering about a $3m NSF grant WPI received to study how humans and robots can co-exist in the workplace.

Worcester Business Journal
WPI receives $3M to study human-robot workplace interaction

The Worcester Business Journal reported on WPI receiving $3 million from the National Science Foundation to study human-robot interaction in the workplace. Eight WPI researchers are involved: Cagdas Onal (principal investigator), Yunus Telliel, Jeanine Skorinko, Winston Soboyejo, Jing Xiao, Pratap Rao, Soussan Djamasbi and Jane Li
 

Patents

Other Inventor(s):
Daniil Effraimidis, Brian Jennings, Gregory D. McCarthy, Nicholas Corso

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