MICROROBOTICS

For more details on our work, please see our publications and YouTube channel

We are developing methods to create arbitrary material combinations, arbitrary complexity, and arbitrary electromechanical functionality in structures and devices with over seven orders of magnitude in characteristic dimension.

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Multi-Scale, Muscle-Like Actuation

We seek efficient, energy and power dense actuators to power all of our robots. 

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We are developing aerial, terrestrial, and multi-modal robotic insects. This motivates basic questions in fluid mechanics, terramechanics, microfabrication, sensing, actuation, power, control, and computation. 

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Adopting multi-scale, multi-material fabrication techniques allows us to create unique tools for microsurgery, endoscopy, and laparoscopy. 

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Folding is a fundamental building block for many of the robots that we create. In particular, folding is the basis for our pop-up microfabrication methods and self-assembling robots. 

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