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Adam Wickenheiser

801 22nd St. NW Suite 729

Washington, DC 20052




Welcome to the website of the Smart Systems Laboratory

We are focused on cutting-edge research into smart materials, systems, and control architectures for aerospace and energy applications. Furthermore, much of our work is inspired by biological systems and behaviors. Please feel free to look around and contact Prof. Adam Wickenheiser with any inquiries.

Latest News

  • Scott Barnes was one of six winners of the Entrepreneurship Prize Competition at the 2017 SEAS Research and Development Showcase for his project titled "Predictive collaborative manufacturing robotics". This award included a $2000 prize. Congratulations, Scott!


  • Scott Barnes won a University Honors Program/Sigelman Undergraduate Research Enhancement Award, which provides equipment funding to support his Honors thesis work.


  • Adam Wickenheiser gave a talk titled "Using Statistical Fatigue Data to Estimate Long-Term Energy Harvesting Performance of Piezoelectric Transducers" at the 11th Annual Energy Havesting Workshop, September 6-7, 2016 in Arlington, VA.


  • Kyle Crandall presented his paper titled "Using Abstraction for Swarm Control of a Parent System" at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in Stockholm, Sweden. The paper was co-authored by Caleb Whitehead, Shuqi Dong, and Adam Wickenheiser.

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