Kirstin H. Petersen

Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering

Contact Information

324 Frank H.T. Rhodes Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 255-9335

Kirstin H. Petersen

Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering

Expertise
Bio-inspired robotics; soft robotics; swarm intelligence; bio-cyber physical systems; autonomous construction

Current Research Interest
Swarm intelligence; embodied intelligence; bio-cyber physical systems; human-swarm interaction; soft robotics

Distinction
OISE Early Career Faculty Champion Award
Max Planck Fellowship for Postdoctoral Work
Max Planck Society Elisabeth Schiemann Kolleg Fellow
Science Magazine Top Ten Scientific Achievements of 2014

Selected Publications
Hines, Lindsey, Kirstin H. Petersen, and Metin Sitti. “Inflated Soft Actuators with Reversible Stable Deformations.” Advanced Materials Communications 28, no. 19 (2016): 3690-3696.

Werfel, Justin, Kirstin H. Petersen, and Radhika Nagpal. “Designing Collective Behavior in a Termite-inspired Robot Construction Team.” Science 343, no. 6172 (2014): 754-758.

Cornell Research Website Article
Robots like Insects

Cornell Research Website Video
Insects—Models for Robots