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Wearable Soft Robotic Assist Suit

The future of wearable soft robotics will range from skin-like thin suits to rigid full exoskeletons that add strength and other abilities to human effort. Mobility Enhancing Soft Exosuit at Harvard – [youtube.com] Soft Exosuits – [harvard.edu] We are developing next generation soft wearable robots that use innovative textiles to provide a more conformal, unobtrusive […]

New Composites Formed Using Magnetic Particles

Composites are made by combining two different materials with different properties: Concrete – concrete by itself is a composite of cement and crushed rock, which has a high strength against compression or crushing (like rock) but can be poured like a liquid into forms to create specific shapes before it hardens. Concrete does not have […]

Titanium Silk

Titanium and other metal oxides can be infused into the protein structure of spider silk fiber to create a new hybrid class of material with greatly increased strength. Spider silk in natural form is both stronger and lighter than steel. The new hybrid is both stronger and more elastic. By adapting a technique known as […]