September 14, 2015      

Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute have won federal grants for two projects to continue development of so-called soft robotics, which could be useful in medicine, manufacturing, and disaster response.

The National Science Foundation awarded Dmitry Berenson, an assistant professor of computer science, a three-year grant of $322,319 to study "human-supervised manipulation of deformable objects." The NSF also awarded Berenson a two-year grant of $247,355 for research into "fundamental ...

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