"Most roofs, historically, have been dark. They absorb sunlight, then transfer heat into the building and into the atmosphere. A very simple solution to that is to design roofs to reflect sunlight rather than absorb it."
After losing her vision for 30 years, Lisa Kulik finds hope in the Argus II, the world’s first commercially available device to restore sight to the blind, co-invented and co-developed over a period of 25 years by Professor Mark Humayun, a USC ophthalmologist and biomedical engineer. You can read all about it in this fall’s USC Viterbi Magazine! #viterbimag #uscviterbi #engineering
The Global Conference on Educational Robotics was held at @USC over the weekend. So many cool robots built and programmed by K-12 students! (Yes, even kindergarteners!) #robots #robotics #computerscience #programming #uscviterbi #uscbots
Xinran’s love of building things told the tale of an evolving, gifted engineer. First, there was a simple and elegant feed forward controller model; a car that navigates itself by seeing in infrared; a clock that tells international time in a more human way; and finally, a drone that can park itself, fly sideways and stabilize its aerial position automatically.
Her research spans the fields of chemical engineering, materials science, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering and chemistry. Listen to find out why Armani didn’t wind up being an astronaut, where she likes to vacation, and what she would research if she had unlimited funding.
With artificial spines, muscle-controlled robots, and wearable devices that measure muscle activity, Provost Associate Professor Sanger is helping children with cerebral palsy and other movement disorders.