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Octopus abilities on a human hand

In the lab of Michael Bartlett, a new glove has been created that mimics the function of an octopus's arm.

Chanhong Lee and Ravi Tutika test the Octa-Glove in the lab of Michael Bartlett.
Chanhong Lee and Ravi Tutika test the Octa-Glove in the lab of Michael Bartlett. Photo by Alex Parrish for Virginia Tech.
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Several faculty positions are open for work in robotics and nuclear engineering.

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Fourth in the US for ME degrees awarded
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Assistive Robotics lab

PI Alan Asbeck leads a team working on a robotic elbow that could assist in physical therapy.

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Technical Communication Program

Mechanical engineering has a program especially for helping young engineers communicate well.

Nuclear Engineering

The nuclear engineering program (NEP) at Virginia Tech is a multi-disciplinary program with activities in nuclear power, nuclear nonproliferation and security, radiation therapy and diagnostics, and nuclear policy. NEP offers degrees at two campuses including Blacksburg and National Capital Region (NCR).

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