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March 9, 2020

Robots for medicine move like a sea snail

Researchers are developing a robot that is modeled on sea snails. Thanks to specially aligned liquid crystal molecules ...

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March 7, 2020

Unterwasserroboter mit Licht steuern

Wissenschaftler haben einen gelartigen Roboter entwickelt, der sich ohne äußeren Antrieb unter Wasser fortbewegt und ...

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March 3, 2020

Unterwasserroboter mit Licht steuern

Wissenschaftler haben einen gelartigen Roboter entwickelt, der sich ohne äußeren Antrieb unter Wasser fortbewegt und ...

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March 1, 2020

Soft robot takes cues from a sea slug’s swimming stroke

A robot made from gel bends in response to light, allowing for a wide variety of motions...

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February 26, 2020

Seeschnecken-Roboter erwacht durch Licht zum Leben

Forscher am Max-Planck-Institut für Intelligente Systeme in Stuttgart haben in Zusammenarbeit mit der Universität Tampere ...

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February 26, 2020

Slakkenrobot die zich kan vervormen in water met licht

Onderzoekers van het Max-Planck-Institut für Intelligente Systeme in Stuttgart hebben in samenwerking met de Finse Universiteit ...

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February 26, 2020

Underwater Snail-o-Bot gets kick from light

Making an untethered soft construct that can easily change its shape and move around freely inside water is a challenging ...

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February 26, 2020

Seeschnecken-Roboter erwacht durch Licht zum Leben

Forscher am Max-Planck-Institut für Intelligente Systeme in Stuttgart haben in Zusammenarbeit mit der Universität Tampere in Finnland ....

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February 25, 2020

Sea slug robot comes to life through light

Snail-o-bot constructed from liquid crystal and modeled on aquatic invertebrates...

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February 25, 2020

Light-responsive liquid crystal gel crawls, walks, jumps and swims

Material inspired by sea slugs could find use in soft robots...

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February 25, 2020

Light-responsive liquid crystal gel crawls, walks, umps, and swims

A new light-responsive material could help soft robots move around underwater without requiring bulky frames and on-board power ...

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February 23, 2020

Light-driven locomotion of liquid crystal gels

Researchers report a liquid crystal gel capable of generating underwater movement in response to light. The locomotion of ...

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June 21, 2018

Smart Materials Engineer choses MPI-IS for his NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship

Dr. Hamed Shahsavan receives a prestigious Postdoctoral Fellowship from the NSERC ...

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June 16, 2017

Dr. Hamed Shahsavan receives Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies Award

Recent PhD graduate Dr. Hamed Shahsavan has received an Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies award ...

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May 19, 2017

The Science Behind the Image Contest Winners: Bacterial Networking

The image was taken using a field emission scanning electron microscope (SEM). It shows three colonies of Staphylococcus ...

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May 14, 2017

Thermally Active Liquid Crystal Network Gripper Mimicking the Self-Peeling of Gecko Toe Pads

The ability of geckos to climb on surfaces is mainly pegged on their adhesive toe pads. The pads are designed with ...

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March 9, 2017

New Gecko Gripper can be used in manufacturing and medicine

University of Waterloo engineers used the gecko for inspiration when inventing a device with potential applications in ...

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December 15, 2016

New Gecko Gripper can be used in manufacturing and medicine

The brainchild of Hamed Shahsavan, a PhD student supervised by Zhao, in collaboration with professor Antal Jakli and ...

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November 22, 2016

Gecko inspires pick-and-place gripper

Active control of adhesion by mimicking the smart and switchable properties of gecko toe pads can make the gripping, ...

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April 20, 2014

Celebrating Nano Ontario 2013 Conference Poster Winners

Every year the Nano Ontario conference features work from leading researchers through posters and oral presentations. The ...