Technical Reports (CIS)

Document Type

Technical Report

Subject Area


Date of this Version

March 1991


University of Pennsylvania Department of Computer and Information Science Technical Report No. MS-CIS-91-20.


Since its beginning in 1983, the GRASP News has chronicled the research efforts of the Grasp Laboratory. This edition, which covers developments for the year 1990, follows the format of previous editions. The Feature Article, however, in a departure from tradition does not highlight a particular research project. Helen Anderson presents a summary of the Laboratory research projects and activities in her article Research at the GRASP Laboratory. The research abstracts summarize the progress of students, postdoctoral fellows, visiting researchers, and faculty. The abstracts are classified into three different areas - Vision Research, Robotics Research, and Distributed Real-Time Systems Research. There is also a section on laboratory Software and Hardware Developments. This edition comprises 40 articles from 45 contributors, which makes it the largest GRASP News ever! We hope you enjoy this edition.

We would also like to take this opportunity to mention some of our colleagues who have graduated since the last GRASP News was published. Dr. Greg Long is a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of California, Irvine. Dr. Nathan Ulrich is now with the Deep Submergence Laboratory, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Dr. Siu-Leong Iu is with Panasonic, Inc. Dr. Yehong Zhang now works with Merck Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Division.

Dr. Greg Hager, who returned to the GRASP Lab from a Fullbright Fellowship in Germany in January 1990, joined Yale University this Spring as an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department.

George Pfreundschuh, who graduated with an M.S.E. last summer, is with the AT&T Technical Staff in New Jersey. Howie Choset graduated with a B.S. last year and is pursuing a Ph.D. at Caltech.

Last, but not least, the CCD retina project is on hold because Greg Kreider, who is a Marine Reserve, was called up to serve in the war in the Persian Gulf. We wish him well.



Date Posted: 29 November 2007