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ECE's Dr. Cong Wang Trains Robots To Use Their Hands, Wins NSF Career Grant

C-3PO walked upright and spoke six million languages, but never did much with his hands besides letting the wookie win at holochess.

Such is the state of modern robotics and cyberintelligence, where a Boston Dynamics droid does backflips and Apple Siri maintains natural-language conversations, while precision manipulation of physical objects remains elusive, explained Cong Wang, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology. (read more)

ECE's Hieu Nguyen Receives NSF CAREER Award for Novel LEDs That Both Light Up and Disinfect

Hieu Nguyen’s pandemic-inspired lighting would not only illuminate classrooms, offices and airport lobbies, but also disinfect them with invisible ultraviolet light that destroys pathogens such as the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. (read more)

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