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

Directions & Parking: Sterling Chemistry Lab is the building on the left of the driveway at 225 Prospect. Proceed into the main entrance and up the main staircase. Parking will be available on the street along Prospect, at the Yale Whale Ice Rink, and in Lot 16 at the corner of Whitney & Humphrey.

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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