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Our research focuses on mechanics, materials, design, and manufacturing for novel robots. 



The lab was founded within the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences by Prof. Robert Wood. It houses all the necessary tools to design, create, and evaluate robots with unique sizes, shapes, and material compositions. The lab employs a highly experimental approach to developing robots and we use these robots as tools to explore fundamental questions in micromechanics, actuation, fluid mechanics, controls, and microelectronics. We are grateful for sponsorship, past and present, from AFOSR, ARO, DARPA, Draper Labs, National Geographic, NASA, NIH, NSF, and ONR.

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