8/7/12 – See Scientific American (online) for a blog post on soft robotics by Katherine Harmon. This post includes quotes from “Soft Robotics – A Perspective: Current Trends and Prospects for the Future” [link] by Prof. Majidi in the inaugural issue of Soft Robotics.
5/17/13 – Paper on “Liquid-Phase Gallium−Indium Alloy Electronics with Microcontact Printing” by Arya Tabatabai, Andy Fassler, Clair Usiak, and Prof. Majidi published in Langmuir.
2/6/13 – Prof. Majidi quoted in the March 2013 issue of Popular Science for an article on Soft Robotics. “Soft Bots” Adam Hadhazy, Popular Science, March 2013.
2/5/13 – Paper on “Bifurcations and Instability in the Adhesion of Intrinsically Curved Rods” by Profs. Majidi, Oliver O’Reilly, and John Williams published in Mechanics Research Communications.
1/29/13 – Paper on “Collapse of triangular channels in a soft elastomer” by Daniel Tepayotl-Ramirez, Tong Lu, Dr. Yong-Lae Park, and Prof. Majidi published in Applied Physics Letters.
1/11/13 – Prof. Majidi is awarded the AFOSR YIP.
1/7/13 – “Soft-Matter Capacitive Sensor for Measuring Shear and Pressure Deformation” by Peter Roberts, Dana Damian, Wanliang Shan, Tong Lu, and Prof. Majidi accepted for publication in the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation.
12/24/12 – Congratulations to Peter Roberts for earning his Masters of Science in Robotics Systems Development from the Robotics Insitute. It was great having you in the lab over the Summer and Fall!
11/8/12 – Paper on “Influence of cross-sectional geometry on the sensitivity and hysteresis of liquid-phase electronic pressure sensors” by Dr. Yong-Lae Park, Daniel Tepayotl-Ramirez, Prof. Rob Wood, and Prof. Majidi published in Applied Physics Letters.
11/7/12 – Thanks to Daniel, James, Lauren, and Peter for participating in the 2012 SciTech Festival at the Carnegie Science Museum.
11/1/12 – Congratulations to Andy Fassler and Daniel Tepayotl-Ramirez on passing the Research Qualifying Exam!
10/11/12 – “Collapse of Non-Rectangular Microchannels in an Elastic Halfspace: Theory, Simulation, and Experiment” by Daniel Tepayotl-Ramirez and Tong Lu presented by Prof. Majidi at the 2012 SES Meeting in Atlanta.
9/1/12 – SML is pleased to have Tong Lu remain in the lab as a Ph.D. student.
8/20/12 – SML welcomes 1st year graduate students Lauren Finkenauer and James Wissman!
8/18/12 – Disney Research Pittsburgh welcomes postdoc Peter Whitney (Ph.D. Harvard)!
8/8/12 – Paper on “Nonlinear geometric effects in mechanical bistable morphing structures” by Dr. Zi Chen, Prof. Majidi, et al. accepted for publication in Physical Review Letters.
8/1/12 – SML welcomes postdoc Wanliang Shan (Ph.D. Princeton)!
7/11/12 – Prof. Majidi is awarded the DARPA YFA.
6/29/12 – VLS 3.50 is online.
4/27/12 – See Forbes.com for an article and interview with Prof. Majidi on soft robotics. “Soft Robotics Takes Shape” Jennifer Hicks, Forbes.com, April 22, 2012.
4/17/12 – Check out the May 2012 issue of IEEE Spectrum for an article on soft robotics. Includes remarks by Prof. Majidi. “Soft Robots for Hard Problems” by Neil Savage, IEEE Spectrum, May 2012.
3/23/12 – Prof. Majidi is awarded the ONR YIP.
1/10/12 – Objet 24 online.
11/28/11 – Prof. Majidi is quoted by the Associated Press for an article on soft robotics.
9/1/11 – SML welcomes 1st year graduate students Daniel Tepayotl-Ramirez and Andrew Fassler!