The Soft Machines Lab combines tools and insights from microfabrication and solid mechanics to introduce new classes of elastically soft electronics, sensors, and actuators. These soft-matter technologies are made entirely out of elastomers, gels, and fluids and have the potential to function as building blocks for a new generation of wearable devices and robots.
SML was recognized by CMU’s Environmental Health & Safety for “Outstanding Achievement in Lab Safety”. We’re grateful to EH&S for the recognition and for the bagel party that they threw for us on Monday!
Congratulations to Tong, Lauren, and James for having their paper on “Rapid Prototyping for Soft-Matter Electronics” accepted in Advanced Functional Materials. This work introduces new methods to produce soft and elastically stretchable electronics in minutes with rapid prototyping.
Carmel discusses how the robots of the future will be elastically soft in order to accommodate physical interaction with people. This talk was presented last October at the 2013 PopTech Conference in Camden, Maine. Prof. Majidi participated as a 2013 Science Fellow.
Online article by Katherine Harmon Courage includes quotes from Prof. Majidi’s paper “Soft Robotics – A Perspective: Current Trends and Prospects for the Future”. “Will the Robot Uprising Be Squishy?” highlights international efforts in this exciting and emerging field. The original article by Prof. Majidi is published in the new journal Soft Robotics.