Accession Number:

ADA558699

Title:

Programmable Matter

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 May 2008-30 Oct 2011

Corporate Author:

HARVARD UNIV CAMBRIDGE MA OFFICE FOR RESEARCH CONTRACTS

Report Date:

2012-01-03

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

Our final report for this program summerizes how we Harvard have greatly improved our understanding of assembly using magnetic levitation, and mechanical agitation. Additionally, we report on how we have developed several types of soft-actuators that change compliance and shape based on pneumatic pressurization. The Nuzzo group University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign describe a new form of stimuli-responsive polymeric actuator-a chemically-driven, mechano-polymer-that provides a new approach to effecting efficient,

Subject Categories:

  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE