Associate professor Maurizio Porfiri (center) discusses his underwater engineering exhibit that explores how different body, tail and fin proportions in aquatic robots affect swimming performance and the ability to mimic natural fish. (Dayna Smith/ImageSmith Media)
Posted May 30th, 2012
The 2nd-Annual USA Science and Engineering Festival, the nation’s largest celebration of science and engineering, was held in Washington, DC on April 28, 2012. Like last year, The National Science Foundation (NSF) selected research from the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering (School of Engineering) Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. The 16 projects on display included robotic fish, motion-controlled educational games, LEGO-based machines operated by sensors, a mobile application that directs robots via voice commands and other interactive exhibits.