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July 5, 2019 | Source: New Scientist, newscientist.com, Donna Lu, 26 June 2019
Four-Winged Flying Insect Robot Weighs Under a Gram
Solar-powered winged robot has become the lightest machine capable of flying without being attached to a power source. Weighing just 259 milligrams, the insect-inspired RoboBee X-...
October 8, 2018 | Source: Harvard Paulson School, seas.harvard.edu, 28 Feb 2018, Leah Burrows
Novel 3d Printing Method Embeds Sensing Capabilities Within Robotic Actuators
Researchers at Harvard University have built soft robots inspired by nature that can crawl, swim, grasp delicate objects and even assist a beating heart, but none of these devices...
August 13, 2018 | Source: Harvard Paulson School, seas.harvard.edu, 23 February 2018, Leah Burrows
Researchers Combine Metalens With an Artificial Muscle
Artificial eye automatically stretches to simultaneously focus and correct astigmatism and image shift. Inspired by the human eye, researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson...
Survivability and Vulnerability
July 28, 2018 | Source: WYSS Institute at Harvard University, wyss.harvard.edu, 18 July 2018, Lindsay Brownell
Harvard Folding Polyhedron Robotic Arm Sampler For Non-Destructive Capture
Folding polyhedron sampler enables easy capture and release of delicate underwater organisms. The origami mechanism design could be scaled to just about any size, allowing it to...
July 2, 2018 | Source: Harvard Paulson School, seas.harvard.edu, 6 Feb 2018, Leah Burrows
Using Shark Scales to Design Better Drones, Planes, and Wind Turbines
To build more aerodynamic machines, researchers are drawing inspiration from an unlikely source: the ocean. A team of evolutionary biologists and engineers at Harvard University,...
June 7, 2018 | Source: Harvard Paulson School, seas.harvard.edu, 21 Feb 2018, Leah Burrows
Snake-Inspired Robot Uses Kirigami to Move
Who needs legs? With their sleek bodies, snakes can slither up to 14 miles-per-hour, squeeze into tight space, scale trees and swim. How do they do it? It’s all in the scales. As...
April 9, 2018 | Source: Harvard Paulson School, seas.harvard.edu, 28 Feb 2018, Leah Burrows
Personalizing Wearable Devices
When it comes to soft, assistive devices — like the exosuit being designed by the Harvard Biodesign Lab — the wearer and the robot need to be in sync. But every human moves a bit...
Survivability and Vulnerability
February 12, 2018 | Source: PetaPixel, petapixel.com, 4 Jan 2018
Revolutionary ‘Metalens’ Can Focus All Visible Light on One Point
Researchers have created the first “metalens” that can focus the entire visible spectrum of light onto a single point in high resolution. The breakthrough brings metalenses one...
January 15, 2018 | Source: Cornell University, news.cornell.edu, 13 Dec 2017, Syl Kacapyr
Engineers Program Tiny Robots to Move, Think Like Insects
While engineers have had success building tiny, insect-like robots, programming them to behave autonomously like real insects continues to present technical challenges. A group of...
October 23, 2017 | Source: Harvard University, seas.harvard.edu, 6 Sept 2017, Lindsay Brownell
Low-Cost Wearables Manufactured by Hybrid 3D Printing
A new hybrid 3D printing technique developed at the Wyss Institute at Harvard University, Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the Air Force...