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Assistant Professor Sarah Bergbreiter (ME/ISR) is on the "25 women in robotics you need to know about" list compiled by the robotics website Robohub.

Her entry reads: "Sarah Bergbreiter packs impressive capabilities in tiny mobile robots. Her millimeter sized jumpers can overcome obstacles 80x their height, which is a record for the field. By tackling locomotion, power, actuation and fabrication at these small scales she hopes to develop technologies that could advance medicine, consumer electronics, and science."

The website compiled the list in celebration of the fourth annual Ada Lovelace Day. Lovelace was the world?s first computer programmer. Robohub notes that "in spite of her undoubted mathematical brilliance, she was reluctant to publish herself and made do with publishing ?commentaries? on the works of others. Her commentaries were far longer and more original than the originals and in the process she demonstrated the future applications for the universal computing machine that Charles Babbage proposed but never built."

Now in its fourth year, Ada Lovelace Day is about sharing stories of women in science, technology, engineering and math. The aim is to create new role models for girls and women in these male-dominated fields by raising the profile of other women in STEM.



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October 22, 2013


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