MorphSensor lets users digitally model an object’s form and electronic function in one integrated space.
Oct. 22, 2020 • ~5 min
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Technique may enable speedy, on-demand design of softer, safer neural devices.
March 30, 2020 • ~9 min
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In place of flat “breadboards,” 3D-printed CurveBoards enable easier testing of circuit design on electronics products.
March 3, 2020 • ~8 min
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A 3D printing system that controls the behavior of live bacteria could someday enable medical devices with therapeutic agents built in.
Jan. 23, 2020 • ~7 min
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Optimizing soft robots to perform specific tasks is a huge computational problem, but a new model can help.
Nov. 22, 2019 • ~7 min
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Systems of tiny robots may someday build high-performance structures, from airplanes to space settlements.
Oct. 16, 2019 • ~9 min
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Proposed bridge would have been the world’s longest at the time; new analysis shows it would have worked.
Oct. 9, 2019 • ~8 min
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New structural design could lead to self-deploying tents or adaptive robotic fins.
Sept. 30, 2019 • ~8 min
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Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory team creates new reprogrammable ink that lets objects change colors using light.
Sept. 10, 2019 • ~6 min
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Low-cost “piezoelectric” films produce voltage when under strain, could be used for flexible electronic components and more.
Aug. 28, 2019 • ~8 min
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