About the Technology

About the 2021-2022 Technologies

New Memory

A breakthrough in energy-efficient computing, this low-power, high-performance RAM stacks directly on top of a computer’s microprocessor.

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Steerable Needle

This technology provides a simple, agile method of “steering” a flexible needle through soft materials, such as flesh or mud.

Read more about the steerable needle.

Tech Briefing Video

Watch a recording of our virtual tech briefing, featuring a deep dive on this year’s technologies from Penn researchers.

About the Labs

Device Research and Engineering Laboratory (New Memory)
The Device Research and Engineering Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania, led by Prof. Deep Jariwala, is engaged in the study, design, and development of nanometer and atomic scale devices, materials and interfaces for applications in computing, sensing, information technology and renewable energy.

General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception
(GRASP) Laboratory
(Steerable Needle)
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.