The Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) hosted the Young Faculty Award Pogram (YFA) at DARPA on October 29, 2015 in Arlington, Virginia. The objective of the DARPA FYA Program, is to identify and engage, rising research stars in junior faculty positions at academic and non-profit research institutions, and expose them to the Department of Defense (DOD) needs and DARPA's program development process. (Photo by: Sun L. Vega)
Amy has been awarded a DARPA Young Faculty Award. The project entitled "Choreography of Embodied, Platform-invariant Motion Primitives" will leverage Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies to develop a system of abstractions for robot control that can apply to any robotic platform and allow for more complex behavior in existing control interfaces.