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September 2017 • Location TBD
Yiğit Mengüç, Assistant Professor of Robotics, OSU College of Engineering, School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
In the movies, the typical robot is as soft as a tin can. But, inspired by animals that slither, swim and crawl, engineers are designing new robotic systems as soft as skin and muscle. Incredible biological mechanisms have emerged through evolution and can provide a wellspring of inspiration for roboticists. This talk covers efforts in the mLab at OSU to fabricate soft materials and mechanisms through innovations in 3D printing and rapid digital manufacturing. Though significant challenges remain to be solved in soft materials, exciting developments promise to bring soft robots more and more into our daily lives.
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