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Correll, Nikolaus J Associate Professor


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research overview

  • My research focuses on two thrusts: (1) embedding sensing, computation, and actuation into materials to make materials smart, and (2) investigating how robots can take advantage of such smart materials to improve perception and control. I currently study two classes of systems: materials that self-assemble and smart lattices that can change their physical properties based on local sensing and distributed computation. The scale of my works range from room-size smart walls to sheets that can change their physical properties at centimeter resolution, and swarms of ping-pong ball sized robots.


  • Multi-robot systems, Swarm Robotics, Smart Materials, Spatial Computing, Swarm Intelligence


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global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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