Mechanical Engineering

MechE Seminar: Nature-Inspired Robotics for Physical Interaction with the World

November 08, 2019

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

160 Hall of the Arts (formerly GSIA)

Mark Cutkosky
Fletcher Jones Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Stanford University


As we bring robots out of the laboratory and into the world at large, one of the most important lessons we can learn from nature is how not only to tolerate but to exploit physical interactions with the environment. 


Mark Cutkosky is the Fletcher Jones Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. He joined Stanford in 1985, after working in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University and as a design engineer at ALCOA, in Pittsburgh. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from CMU in 1985.

Cutkosky's research activities include robotic manipulation and tactile sensing and the design and fabrication of biologically inspired robots. Learn more about Cutkosky’s laboratory and research.


This event will be held in 160 Hall of the Arts. This building was previously named the GSIA Building. It is at the south end of Posner Hall, just east of the Peace Garden, and close to the intersection of Tech Street and Frew Street. View the Hall of Arts on CMU's official campus map