Photo of the metalens (made of silicon) mounted on a transparent, stretchy polymer film, without any electrodes. The colorful iridescence is produced by the large number of nanostructures within the metalens.
Friday, February 23, 2018

Artificial eye automatically stretches to simultaneously focus and correct astigmatism and image shift

Amanda Filie
Thursday, February 22, 2018

Materials scientist helps the chemical industry clean up its act

This soft robot is made using kirigami — an ancient Japanese paper craft that relies on cuts, rather than origami folds, to change the properties of a material.  As the robot stretches, the kirigami is transformed into a 3D-textured surface, which grips the ground just like snake skin. (Ahmad Rafsanjani/Harvard SEAS)
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Bioinspired soft actuator crawls without rigid parts

1:15 pm to 2:15 pm
Theory of Computation Seminar