Twitter: @ValeroLab

May 7, 2023

La Opinión:

Tecnología de todos y para todos en una de las universidades de más prestigio en el sur de California

May 5, 2023


La Universidad del Sur de California lanza una iniciativa para impulsar el desarrollo de nuevas tecnologías

May 1, 2023

Dr. Valero-Cuevas received an award for Excellence in Mentoring in the category of Faculty Mentoring Graduate Students. Congratulations, Francisco!

Dr. Francisco Valero-Cuevas (right) smiles for the camera with his wife, Erica (left). Francisco is holding the award he received for Excellence in Mentoring in front of him.

May 1, 2023

Dario Urbina-Melendez received the 2023 Viterbi Research Leadership and Mentor Award. Dario received this award in recognition of the impact he had as a leader and mentor during his PhD studies, including: being the lead author of three scientific publications, leading the creation of multiple robots central to five journal publications, coordinating the work of more than 10 interns at Valero Lab, organizing the 2020 Grodins Research Symposium, motivating highly productive cross-functional team dynamics at his research group, and promoting a healthy team spirit: human centered, work-life balance, accountability and dependability. Congratulations, Dario!

Dario smiles for the camera while holding the 2023 Viterbi Research Leadership and Mentor Award plaque. He is wearing a black suit with a white dress shirt and is standing in front of a red step-and-repeat with the USC Viterbi logo.

November 16, 2022

USC News:

Meet a recent USC grad using AI for health

USC engineering student took a lab in a new direction by answering, “How do we learn to learn?”

September 1, 2022

CNN featured our lab’s bioinspired robots alongside Professor Quan Nguyen.

May 12, 2022

Congrats to Andrew Yock for winning the Academic Excellence and Service (Master’s) Award!

Four people smiling at the camera with their arms around each other. Andrew Yock is second from the left.

May 12, 2022

USC Viterbi News:

Congrats to Ali Marjaninejad for winning the William F. Ballhaus, Jr. Prize for Excellence in Graduate Engineering Research!

Congrats to Ali and Jasmine Berry on their PhD hooding!

From left to right: Ali Marjaninejad, Jasmine Berry, and Francisco Valero-Cuevas. Ali and Jasmine are wearing red graduation caps and gowns with red and yellow flower leis around their necks. Francisco is wearing a black graduation cap and gown.

May 5, 2022

Congrats to Darío Urbina-Meléndez on passing his Qualifying Exam to become a PhD Candidate!

Darío Urbina-Meléndez (left) and Francisco Valero-Cuevas (right) toast with champagne while smiling at the camera.

March 24, 2022

USC Viterbi News:

Towards Acing the Turing Test: A Blueprint for Future AI and Robots that Learn Like Living Things

February 4, 2022

USC Viterbi News:

Francisco Valero-Cuevas Selected As One of 12 U.S. Scientists To Advise on Issues of Medical Rehab and Disabilities

November 15, 2021

USC Viterbi News:

Building Robots to Change Lives: A Q&A with Ali Marjaninejad

October 18, 2021

USC Divison of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy:

Research Update with Dr. Francisco Valero Cuevas

June 17, 2021

USC Divison of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy:

Dr. Valero-Cuevas Research Presentation 6/17/21

April 21, 2021

Human Movement Sciences at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam:

Colloquium by Dr. Francisco Valero-Cuevas

March 12, 2019

PC Mag:

How This Robotic Leg Learned to Walk By Itself

March 11, 2019

USC Viterbi News:

A Robotic Leg, Born Without Prior Knowledge, Learns to Walk

March 11, 2019

The Innovators:

Francisco Valero-Cuevas tells us that Engineering + Surgery = Innovation

May 27, 2018

Swarthmore College Commencement 2018:

Francisco Valero Cuevas ‘88 Commencement Speech

April 26, 2018

USC Viterbi Department of Biomedical Engineering:

Francisco Valero-Cuevas receives Northrup Grumman teaching award

March 9, 2018

Wired Article:

The Quest to Make a Robotic Cat Walk With Artificial Neurons

November 20, 2017

USC Computer Science:

Francisco Valero-Cuevas

December 10, 2015

USC Viterbi News:

The More, The Merrier

August 23, 2013

USC News:

USC engineer breaks down barriers, spurring research

August 19, 2013

USC Viterbi News:

The Dream Maker

July 8, 2009


Animation of a human finger performing a rubbing task requiring fingertip motion control and force.

October 2, 2008

USC Viterbi News:

BME Researcher Takes a $2 Million Grip