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July 18, 2022

Boyuan Chen: Making General-Purpose Robots That Are Smarter and Self-Aware

The new Duke MEMS faculty member is developing robots that will help release human creativity

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July 26, 2022 | Columbia University

New Duke MEMS Faculty Member Boyuan Chen Trains AI to Advance Physics

The AI observes physical phenomena to uncover relevant variables—a necessary precursor to any physics theory

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July 14, 2022 | Columbia University

Boyuan Chen, Now With Duke MEMS, Develops a Robotic Arm That Learns to Imagine Itself

A robot learns to perceive its own physical constraints

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NSF-funded training programs: AI for Materials Design, Tissue Engineering, and Surgical Technologies

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Top 20

in U.S. mechanical engineering faculty research productivity —Academic Analytics, v.2021

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$12 million

in new research awards, fiscal 2021

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nearly 90%

of Duke MEMS undergrads have jobs or job offers at graduation