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Professor Kamat receives two accolades from ISARC

Associate Professor Vineet Kamat was elected to the Board of Directors of the International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction (IAARC), and a paper that he co-authored earned a best paper award at the International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining (ISARC).| Short Read

The paper, “Autonomous Robotic In-Situ Assembly on Unstructured Construction Sites,” was co-authored by Kamat’s PhD students Chen Feng (first author) and Xiao Yong as well as Aaron Willette and Wes McGee from the Fabrication Lab in the U-M Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. This project has been the result of an ongoing research collaboration between CEE and the Fabrication Lab.

IAARC is the premier global organization dedicated to the advancement of automation and robotics in construction.

ISARC is organized by IAARC to address the needs and concerns of a global community in all fields of construction – including civil and building engineering, machine automation, robotics applications to construction, mining automation, infrastructure networks, construction and environmental sustainability, Information Technology innovations, planning, logistics, etc.

This symposium was the 31st symposium and was held in Sydney, Australia, in July 2014.

The electrons absorb laser light and set up “momentum combs” (the hills) spanning the energy valleys within the material (the red line). When the electrons have an energy allowed by the quantum mechanical structure of the material—and also touch the edge of the valley—they emit light. This is why some teeth of the combs are bright and some are dark. By measuring the emitted light and precisely locating its source, the research mapped out the energy valleys in a 2D crystal of tungsten diselenide. Credit: Markus Borsch, Quantum Science Theory Lab, University of Michigan.

Mapping quantum structures with light to unlock their capabilities

Rather than installing new “2D” semiconductors in devices to see what they can do, this new method puts them through their paces with lasers and light detectors. | Medium Read