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This technology provides a thin membrane that can be used in filtration applications (water purification, for example). The nanostructured membranes offer highly selective separation without compromising permeability.
Unlike traditional autonomous robot mapping, this semantic SLAM (simultaneous localization and mapping) approach offers higher-level environment representations by identifying and labeling objects and landmarks using words. This yields maps that are easier for humans to understand.
About the Labs
Osuji lab (Nanostructured Membranes technology)
Soft materials and complex fluids are ubiquitous in natural and synthetic systems. Osuji lab’s interests lie in understanding and controlling the structure and dynamics of such soft matter. Through studies focused on interfacial phenomena, directed self-assembly, rheology, and microfluidics, they advance structure-property relationships in colloidal suspensions, liquid crystals, surfactants, polymers, and biological materials. They are particularly motivated by applications in clean water and clean energy generation, analytical separations, nanomaterials synthesis, and engineering better complex fluids in many forms.
General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception
(GRASP) Laboratory (Semantic SLAM technology)
GRASP is an interdisciplinary academic and research center within the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. Founded in 1979, the GRASP Lab is a premier robotics incubator that fosters collaboration between students, research staff, and faculty focusing on fundamental research in vision, perception, control systems, automation, and machine learning.