News from February 2018
Harvard researchers have developed an efficient machine learning algorithm that can quickly tailor personalized control strategies for soft, wearable exosuits, significantly improving the performance of the device. (Image courtesy of Seth Kroll/Wyss Institute)
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Human-in-the-loop optimization improves the function of soft, wearable robots

A chemically-bonded hydrogel and elastomer are tough to peel apart, leaving residue behind (Image courtesy of Suo Lab/Harvard SEAS)
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Technique paves the way for more complex soft devices

Harvard researchers have developed a platform for creating soft robots with embedded sensors that can sense movement, pressure, touch, and temperature. (Image courtesy of Lori Sanders/Harvard University)
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Soft robots that can sense touch, pressure, movement and temperature

Civic Digital Fellows
Monday, February 26, 2018

Student-founded fellowship fosters interest in public service careers

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

Computer scientists take lessons from Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War” and teach machine learning algorithms to know their enemies. (Image courtesy of Harvard SEAS)
Friday, February 16, 2018

Researchers develop tool to combat adversarial noise

Finale Doshi-Velez (left) and Yaron Singer have been named Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows (Photos courtesy of Eliza Grinnell/Harvard SEAS)
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Computer scientists honored for research in machine learning

Garder Pilot Academy students
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Literature, engineering collide during middle school outreach effort