Robotics

Soft robotic origami crawlers

Materials scientists aim to develop biomimetic soft robotic crawlers including earthworm-like and inchworm-like crawlers to realize locomotion via in-plane and out-of-plane contractions for a variety of engineering applications. ...

Computer Sciences

AI powers autonomous materials discovery

When a master chef develops a new cake recipe, she doesn't try every conceivable combination of ingredients to see which one works best. The chef uses prior baking knowledge and basic principles to more efficiently search ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

Researchers demonstrate the bandgap engineering of 2D C₃N bilayers

Silicon-based transistors are rapidly approaching their limits, both in terms of speed and performance. Engineers and material scientists have thus been trying to identify alternative materials that could enable the development ...

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