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Experts on sensors

Sensors are devices that can detect the current state of or changes in physical aspects of the environment (temperature, light, moisture, pressure, and so on) and send signals to electronics that may then respond. Widely used in cars, appliances, buildings, electronic devices, medical devices, and many other kinds of applications, sensors are essential components of robots and robotic systems. WPI experts on sensors are employing sensors in all sorts of ways, including using vision sensors to help robots sort waste, using wireless bioelectric sensors in prosthetics, adding touch sensors to gloves used to teleoperate robots, and developing mathematical tools to help autonomous devices sift through reams of sensor data.

Berk  Calli
Berk Calli
Assistant Professor-Engineering
Robotics Engineering

Professor Calli's main research focus is robotic manipulation and its applications in various domains such as waste recycling, assistive feeding, within-hand manipulation. His lab develops manipulation algorithms by combining... Read More

Ted  Clancy

Professor Edward (Ted) A. Clancy has worked in industry for medical instrumentation and analysis companies interested in EMG, EEG, ECG and blood pressure, and the defense industry (aircraft instruments and radar). As professor... Read More

Raghvendra V. Cowlagi

Professor Cowlagi's research addresses various aspects of autonomy of mobile vehicles such as unmanned aerial vehicles and self-driving cars, including how such vehicles understand their environments and make independent... Read More

John A. McNeill

Dean of Engineering John McNeill's research interests include the design of cutting-edge mixed (analog + digital) integrated circuits and systems with a focus on jitter (noise) in integrated oscillators and digitally... Read More

Cagdas  Onal
Cagdas Onal
Associate Professor/Graduate Coordinator
Robotics Engineering

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... Read More

Carlo  Pinciroli
Carlo Pinciroli
Assistant Professor of Robotics Engineering and Assistant Professor of Fire Protection Engineering
Robotics Engineering

Professor Pinciroli's research focuses on designing innovative tools for swarm robotics. The ultimate goal of my work is to create a resilient, easily deployable hardware/software robotic infrastructure for dangerous... Read More

Alexander  Wyglinski
Alexander Wyglinski
Associate Dean of Graduate Studies
Electrical & Computer Engineering

Professor Wyglinski's work focuses on devising new, reliable, and robust wireless communications using artificial intelligence and machine learning.Given society's growing reliance on wireless connectivity, it is important that... Read More