A Route Towards Next-Generation Soft Robotics, Wearable
and Implantable Electronics
Carnegie Mellon University
For most of the past century, strength and rigidity have been the engineering focus, but in the past decade we have come to value soft matter and flexibility, and have directed engineering efforts in which we could, indeed, turn a dime. Many forms of soft flexible technologies such as wearable health monitors, soft exosuits for rehabilitation and implants for localized drug delivery continue to develop and have the potential to revolutionize healthcare in various ways. In this talk, I will discuss the current challenges for the advancement of soft technologies and show how the research in materials, smart architectures, and manufacturing methods is contributing towards the development of the next generation of soft technologies such as wearables, implants, and robotics.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Seaver Science Library, Room 150 (SSL 150)
Refreshments will be served at 3:15 pm.