MIT Technology Review: A tiny four-winged robotic insect flies more like the real thing

Flying robots are more agile with four wings than two. Engineers halved the weight of a crucial component to make that possible.

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It’s What’s Inside that Counts, Unless You’re a Robotic Fish

Mechanical engineering students challenged themselves to make a robotic fish that not only swims like a real fish, but looks the part too, demonstrating the possibilities inherent to soft robotics.

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USC Viterbi Ph.D.s Win 1st and 3rd Place at SME’s AeroDef Manufacturing Poster Challenge

Graduate students from the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering present award-winning research in smart robotics

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A Robotic Leg, Born Without Prior Knowledge, Learns to Walk

New AI algorithms could allow robots to learn to move by themselves, imitating animals.

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Viterbi Magazine: Surviving a Day on Venus

Jonathan Sauder, USC Viterbi alumnus and lecturer and JPL engineer, brings back old technology to make new discoveries

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Aerospace and mechanical engineers design and build unique, complex mechanical-optical-electronic (mechoptronic) systems, ranging in scale from the International Space Station to microscale electric generators and pumping systems.

A broad range of engineering science research is critical to developing novel, complex mechoptronic systems. As a consequence, aerospace and mechanical engineers conduct extensive basic and applied research within and crossing their usual disciplinary boundaries, they also synthesize research from many other disciplines.

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Emeritus Professor Terry Langdon Honored in Special Ceremony

Professor Emeritus Terry Langdon was appointed Honorary Professor at Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China. Langdon, professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering and chemical engineering and materials science, received this honor during a special ceremony at HIT held on May 7, 2019.

Outstanding Undergraduate Achievements Recognized in 2019 Undergraduate Awards

Graduating students from USC Viterbi School of Engineering were recognized on May 8 at the Undergraduate Viterbi Awards. Highlighted below are honorees from the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. Eyre Associates Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering This award, which recognizes an AME student who has demonstrated academic excellence throughout their undergraduate academic career, honors … Read More

Tour AME’s Undergraduate Lab

Join ME student Aarya Suryavanshi as she takes you on a quick 360° tour, with technician Rod Yates, of the AME Mechop Lab.

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USC Rocket Propulsion Laboratory Shatters Student Altitude Record

Traveler IV is reportedly the first entirely student-designed and built rocket to pass the Kármán line into outer space

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MIT Technology Review: A tiny four-winged robotic insect flies more like the real thing

Flying robots are more agile with four wings than two. Engineers halved the weight of a crucial component to make that possible.

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