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Paper on “Patchy” Nanorod Gelation makes the back cover of Soft Matter
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Paper on “Patchy” Nanorod Gelation makes the back cover of Soft Matter

Congratulations to Navid for getting his paper “Gelation and mechanical response of patchy rods” featured on the back cover of the journal Soft Matter. The article explores Brownian dynamics simulations to study the gelation of attractive, suspensions of rod-like particles. This work was performed under the primary supervision of Prof. Craig Maloney at Northeastern University. … Continue reading »

SML profiled by PBS NOVA
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SML profiled by PBS NOVA

SML and the Soft Robotics and Bionics Lab (PI: Yong-Lae Park) are profiled by PBS NOVA (WGBH). The story is called “Soft, More Human Robots” and produced by Ari Daniel [webpage]. It’s a nice introduction to the research projects on soft robotics happening at CMU. Click here to see the video on Youtube. Continue reading »

Article in Reuters on Soft Robotics
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Article in Reuters on Soft Robotics

Take a look at Ben Greuber’s article in Reuters on Soft Robotics research at CMU. It includes a video showing the [iSkin wearable sensing array] developed with Martin Weigel and Ju ̈rgen Steimle from the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Gilles Bailly (Telecom-ParisTech), and Antti Oulasvirta (Aalto). Continue reading »

PopSci article on iSkin
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PopSci article on iSkin

Check out Alexandra Ossola’s Popular Science article on iSkin. The touch sensor and user study will be presented next week at CHI 2015 and is part of a collaboration between SML (Tong Lu), Max Planck Institute for Informatics (Martin Weigel and Ju ̈rgen Steimle), Telecom-ParisTech (Gilles Bailly), and Aalto University (Antti Oulasvirta). Here’s a video … Continue reading »

iSkin wins Best Paper Award at CHI 2015
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iSkin wins Best Paper Award at CHI 2015

Congratulations to Tong Lu and our collaborators Martin Weigel and Ju ̈rgen Steimle from the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Gilles Bailly (Telecom-ParisTech), and Antti Oulasvirta (Aalto) for winning the Best Paper Award at CHI 2015! The title of the paper is “iSkin: Flexible, Stretchable and Visually Customizable On-Body Touch Sensors for Mobile Computing” and … Continue reading »

Paper in Advanced Materials on Ga-based Conductive Elastomer
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Paper in Advanced Materials on Ga-based Conductive Elastomer

We have developed a novel conductive elastomer that has 100-1000x the volumetric conductivity of carbon-filled elastomers with similar elastic modulus. In addition to having low mechanical hysteresis and being >2x stretchable, the composite exhibits several unique properties, including pressure-activated conductivity and invariance of absolute electrical resistance to stretch. This work was recently published in Advanced … Continue reading »