2019 - Rebecca Kramer-Bottiglio at Science on Saturdays

Join us on November 16th to hear Prof. Rebecca Kramer-Bottiglio talk about“ Roboticizing Non-robotic Things

Time:  Demonstrations by Synapse of Yale Scientific Magazine from 10am - 11am; Talk from 11am - noon.

Location:  Sterling Chemistry Laboratory, 225 Prospect Street

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About Rebecca Kramer-Bottiglio


  • Soft robotics
  • Stretchable electronics
  • Responsive material actuators
  • Soft material manufacturing
  • Soft-bodied control

Selected Awards & Honors

  • ONR Young Investigator (YIP) Award Recipient, 2017
  • AFOSR Young Investigator (YIP) Award Recipient, 2016
  • Forbes 30 under 30 list, 2015
  • NSF Early Career (CAREER) Award Recipient, 2015
  • NASA Early Career (ECF) Award Recipient, 2014
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Recipient, 2007

Representative Projects

  • “Active Elastic Skins for Soft Robotics”, supported by NASA
  • “Understanding the Printability of Liquid Metal Dispersions for Additive Manufacturing”, supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • “Soft Robotics to Broaden the STEM Pipeline”, supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • “Robotic Fabrics: Multifunctional Fabrics for Reconfigurable and Wearable Soft Systems”, supported by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
  • “Morphing Limbs with Distributed Actuation, Sensing and Variable Stiffness for Turtle- and Tortoise-Inspired Amphibious Locomotion”, supported by the Office of Naval Research (ONR)
  • “Soft Robotic Manipulators with Enhanced Perception using Multimodal Sensory Skins”, supported by NASA
  • “Intelligent Activewear: Computer-Aided Proprioception for Posture and Performance Enhancement”, supported by Intel Corp
  • “SENSE: Soft Elastomer Networks for State Estimation”, supported by DARPA