Kristofer S.J. Pister (Advisor)

Research Advised by Professor Kristofer S.J. Pister

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BPN902: Jumping Microrobots for Low-Cost Asteroid Prospecting

Daniel Teal
2021

We are exploring potential applications of our jumping microrobots in space. While our 1.9x1.2x0.06cm robot has previously jumped 3mm (and can theoretically achieve 3cm or much more) in Earth gravity, the same actuator would reach escape velocity in the 6 micro-g gravity of the Near Earth Asteroid (NEA) Bennu, the target of NASAs current OSIRIS-REx sample return mission. This implies it is possible to build a thousand-robot swarm of 1cm^3 1g robot capable of hopping around and measuring an NEA. This is useful because such a swarm is simultaneously lighter (by orders of magnitude) and more...

Energy Measures for Sensor Networks

Lance Doherty
Kristofer S.J. Pister
Kannan Ramchandran
Ming Gu
2004
The problem of full data recovery from a sensor network of thousands of randomlyplaced nodes is addressed as it relates to the complexity of the network data. In the applications of interest, the user requires a representation of the full twodimensional data generated by a field underlying the area of the network. The usefulness of data recovery algorithms is judged by the units of energy consumption to recover sufficient data to reconstruct the field to a...

Electro Micro-Metrology

Jason Clark
Kristofer S. J. Pister
James Demmel
Sanjay Govindje
Luke P. Lee
2005
Electro Micro-Metrology (EMM) is a novel methodology for precision metrology, sensing, and actuation at the micro- and nano-scale. EMM is well-suited for tiny technology because it leverages off the electromechanical benefits of the scale. EMM is the method of using micro- or nano-scale devices to measure and characterize themselves, other devices, or whatever the devices subsequently interact with. By electronically measuring the change in capacitance, change in voltage, and/or resonant frequency of just a...

Rachel Zoll

Alumni
Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
Professor Kristofer S.J. Pister (Advisor)
M.S. 2019

Lixia Zhou

Alumni
Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
Professor Kristofer S.J. Pister (Advisor)
Ph.D. 2004

Leticia Ibarra

Alumni
Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
Professor Kristofer S.J. Pister (Advisor)
M.S. 2015

Samuel Zats

Alumni
Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
Professor Kristofer S.J. Pister (Advisor)
M.S. 2010

Dana Manalang

Alumni
Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
Professor Kristofer S.J. Pister (Advisor)
M.S. 2000

Sahar Mesri

Alumni
Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
Professor Kristofer S.J. Pister (Advisor)
M.S. 2016

Xavier Vilajosana

Alumni
Professor Kristofer S.J. Pister (Advisor)
PostDoc 2013