Close Menu

Matthew Spenko

Matthew Spenko and Ankit Srivastava of the MMAE Department, in conjunction with Heinrich Jaeger and Arvind Murugan of the Physics Department at the University of Chicago have been awarded a $2,000,000 four-year grant as part of the NSF's Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) Continuum, Compliant, and Configurable Soft Robotics Engineering (C3 SoRo) program. This project will develop the framework to understand the modeling, sensing, control, design, and fabrication of a new class of soft robots.

Tags: 

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Matthew Spenko, discussed Elon Musk's recent comments on artificial intelligence (AI) being the cause of World War 3 on Fox's Good Day Chicago. In the interview Dr. Spenko shares his expertise on the future of AI and robotics.

Watch the Good Day Chicago Interview here. 

Tags: 

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Armour College of Engineering, Matthew Spenko, was quoted in New Scientist and NOVA Next about gecko inspired robotic grippers that could be used to collect space junk.

Tags: 

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Armour College of Engineering, Matthew Spenko, was featured in several news outlets about the return of the Robot Revolution Exhibit to the Museum of Science and Industry. Professor Spenko's HyTAQ robot will be on display during the exhibit that runs through February 4th, 2018.

Tags: 

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Armour College of Engineering, Matthew Spenko, was featured in the Chicago Tribune for his robotics research at Illinois Tech. Professor Spenko's research into making navigation safer for self driving cars and creating novel adhesives for robots used by NASA was detailed in the article. 

Tags: 

The annual MMAE Student Research Poster Competition was held on March 24, 2017 in Rettaliata Engineering Center. Twenty three MMAE students, representing all degree levels, presented posters in the competition displaying the research work they have completed. Posters were judged by a panel of judges including members from the MMAE External Advisory Board and industry. The top scoring presenters from each academic level were awarded a certificate and monetary prize.

Tags: 

Matthew Spenko, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Armour College of Engineering, and his HyTAQ quadcopter will be featured on Xploration Nature Knows Best. The episode featuring Dr. Spenko is scheduled to air this Saturday, November 26 at 9:30 am on Fox 32 WFLD. Host Danni Washington, a biologist, illustrates how nature has helped inspire technology and shows how the innovators of today continue with this practice.

Tags: 

Matthew Spenko, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Armour College of Engineering, co-authored a paper that was recently published in the journal, Science. The paper, titled Perching and Takeoff of a Robotic Insect on Overhangs Using Switchable Electrostatic Adhesion, outlines how using electrostatic adhesion to perch a small flying robot on existing surfaces uses less power than would be needed for sustained flight.

Tags: 

A group of students from Armour College of Engineering’s Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering Department were named the overall winners of the 2016 Chainless Challenge. The goal of the competition is to design a human assisted, fluid powered, vehicle traveling on two, three, or four wheels to compete in events including a sprint race/team relay, efficiency challenge, and time trial race, among others.

Tags: 

Matthew Spenko, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering in Armour College of Engineering's Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering Department, recently spoke to ChicagoInno about the emerging trends in drone technology.

Read the complete ChicagoInno article here.

Tags: 

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Matthew Spenko