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Quantum Engineering

Yale researchers have been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy to develop the core quantum computing and networking components that would make the uncanny world of quantum physics realistic for computing.

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Chip Innovation

Rajit Manohar has been selected for a DARPA-funded four-year program designed to spark the next wave of semiconductor innovation and circuit design in the U.S.

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Robotic Skins

New “Robotic Skins” technology developed by Yale engineers allows users to animate the inanimate and turn everyday objects into robots.

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High-Intensity Sweeteners

Yale researchers have found that popular brands of cigarillos are flavored with high-intensity sweeteners, potentially reducing the aversive sensation of smoking and making cigarillos more palatable.

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Turning Light into Electricity

A team of researchers has developed a device that uses the material graphene to detect mid-infrared light and efficiently convert it to an electrical signal at room temperature.

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Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science

Faculty Spotlight
Brian Scassellati
Professor of Computer Science & Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science

Brian Scassellati's research focuses on building embodied computational models of human social behavior. Using computational modeling and socially interactive robots, Scassellati's Social Robotics Lab evaluates models of how infants acquire social skills and assists in the diagnosis and quantification of disorders of social development. Other interests include humanoid robots, humanrobot interaction, artificial intelligence, machine perception, and social learning.