Lab News 2021-22

August 31, 2022

Congratulations to Alex Kubler for wrapping up his 6 months in the CHARM lab!

August 26, 2022

Congratulations to all our summer MS and Undergraduate students and for completing their summer research programs in the CHARM lab! Our students were: Frances Raphael, Sebastian Rivera, Omar Escoto, Liana Tilton, Willliam Heap, Hugo Chacon, Sofia Simon-Trench, Elena Kamas, Alejandrina Reyes (MS student), Merissa Rieken, Sandra Valente, Daniel Algazi, Anuoluwapo Solola, Maxwell Alquist, Ryan Nguyen.

August 14, 2022

We had a lab retreat at Half Moon Bay!

July 29, 2022

We hosted 4 high school students for a research program this summer! Our students were Calista Huang (mentored by Liana Tilton), Sarina Mayya (mentored by Sebastian Rivera, Stanley Shen (mentored by Hugo Chacon), and Miyu Yamane (mentored by Sofia Simon-Trench). Thank you to our mentors and to Godson Osele and Crystal Winston for organizing the program!

July 13, 2022

Congratulations to Allison and her appointment as the Richard W. Weiland Professor!

July 6, 2022

Stanford eWear published an article about Mine Sarac's research on haptic bracelets: HAPTIC BRACELET: A mechanistic understanding of a wrist-worn haptic device.

July 1, 2022

CHARM Lab hosted the MERL BBQ! After a 2-year hiatus, it was nice to be back!

July 1, 2022

Congratulations to Catie Cuan for presenting work and Brian Do for organizing a workshop at the 2022 RSS conference.

June 23, 2022

Allison was highlighted in a Nature Communications viewpoint article: Rizzo, A., Querlioz, D., Sang, L. et al. Inspiring engineers. Commun Eng 1, 12 (2022).

June 8, 2022

Congratulations to CHARM PhD students Catie Cuan, Brian Do, and Elizabeth Vasquez for winning the School of Engineering (SoE) Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) Travel Award during AY21-22, and to Brian Do for winning the Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Graduation Award for the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

May 27, 2022

Congratulations to CHARM PhD student Crystal Winston for winning the Best Presentation Award at the 2022 International Conference on Robotics and Automation Workshop on Leveraging Advancements in Smart Materials Science: Soft Robots Gaining New Abilities through Smart and Functional Materials. Co-authors are Zhenishbek Zhakypov, Mark Cutkosky, and Allison Okamura.

May 27, 2022

CHARM PhD student Godson Osele received the 2022-2023 RAISE (Research, Action, and Impact through Strategic Engagement) Doctoral Fellowship! Congratulations, Godson!

May 27, 2022

Zong successfully defended his thesis! Zong's parents visited from Signapore for his thesis defense: Visual Force Estimation in Robot-assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery. Zong will be starting a new faculty position at Case Western!

May 25, 2022

Congratulations to Kyle Yoshida, Rachel Adenekan, Sreela Kodali, and Ryo Eguchi for presenting their work in person and virtually at the 2022 EuroHaptics conference.

May 23, 2022

Congratulations to CHARMers presenting their work at the 2022 ICRA conference and associated workshops. Presenters (remote and in person) included Brian Do, Zonghe Chua, Godson Osele, Catie Cuan, Millie Salvato, Zhenish Zhakypov, and Crystal Winston. We also met up with CHARM Alums, including Cara Nunez (Harvard/Cornell), Laura Blumenschein (Purdue), Margaret Coad (Notre Dame), Julie Walker (Intuitive Surgical), Mine Sarac (Kadir Has), Fabio Stroppa (Kadir Has), and Brandon Ritter (Auris Health/J&J).

May 20, 2022

Negin successfully defended her thesis! Negin was co-advised by Jeannette Bohg, and her parents visited for her thesis defense: Multimodal Object Representation Learning in Haptic, Auditory, and Visual Domains.

May 14 2022

CHARM PhD student Jasmin Palmer presented her work at the 2022 StanfordXR Conference!

April 4, 2022

Congratulations to Zhenish Zhakypov and Rianna Jitosho for presenting their work at the 2022 ICRA conference and workshops.

March 28, 2022

CHARM PhD student Godson Osele received the Ford Fellowship! Congratulations Godson!

February 28, 2022

CHARM PhD student Godson Osele received the SystemX Robotics DEI Fellowship! Congratulations Godson!

February 4, 2022

The work of CHARM PhD students Jasmin Palmer and Godson Osele was featured in an article about medical mixed reality applications based on their projects for a Stanford course. You can also see a video of Jasmin's project and a video of Godson's project. (Image credit Nicholas Weiler)

January 31, 2022

CHARM PhD student Kyle Yoshida founded HONUA Scholars in 2020 to improve STEM education for Native Hawaiians. His work was recently featured in this article from his alma mater, Harvard University.

January 7, 2022

A Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute article highlighted Caitlyn Seim's research under her Wu Tsai Neuro interdisciplinary postdoctoral scholar award. (Image credit Andrew Broadhead)

December 31, 2021

Congratulations to Thomas Daunizeau for wrapping up his Fulbright fellowship with the CHARM lab!

December 14, 2021

Stanford released an article about our social touch work that refers to our recent paper (lead author Millie Salvato) published in Transactions on Haptics.