SOFT INTELLIGENCE FOR HARD PROBLEMS
We explore innovative designs and functions of soft materials and robot systems to solve challenges in energy, environment, and biomedicine.
The Intelligent Soft Materials & Robotics Lab (ISMAR), directed by Dr. Junghwan Byun, is an interdisciplinary research team devoted to developing soft, intelligent robot systems with yet-to-be conceived functionalities. We aim to create and apply unconventional, intelligent morphing matter platforms at the intersectionof Soft Architected Materials, Soft Electronics, Soft Robotics, and Biomedical Engineering. Our goal spans a broad range of future robot applications from microscale biomedical robots to human-scale skin computer and meter-scale marine energy harvesting.
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