Edge of Chaos

On October 25th at the Cinekid Festival in Amsterdam, I received a grant to build an interactive art installation. It is one of three original media artworks that will be …

10 DEGREES

In January, my research on reconfigurable prismatic architected materials (published in Nature) was translated into the interactive art exhibition 10 DEGREES in Cambridge, US. Each of the four large sculptures in the exhibition has …

Paper in PRL

Today, Physical Review Letters published or work on a tensile instability that occurs in thick blocks of soft materials. In 1948, Rivlin predicted analytically that a tensile instability can occur in an elastic …

Paper in Nature Communications

Today, Nature Communications published our paper “A three-dimensional actuated origami-inspired transformable metamaterial with multiple degrees of freedom” in which we introduce a new type of foldable material that is versatile, tunable …

On the cover of PNAS

On 17 August, the results of our research efforts “Amplifying the Response of Soft Actuators by Harnessing Snap-through Instabilities” were published in the early edition of Proceedings of the National Academy …

Paper in PRL

Today, PRL published our paper “Discontinuous Buckling of Wide Beams and Metabeams”, in which we demonstrate how a rubber metabeam subjected to less pressure bends faster. This behavior defies our …

Paper in Science

Today, Science published our paper “A 3D Printed, Functionally Graded Soft Robot Powered by Combustion” in which we introduce a jumping three-legged mechanical critter with a squishy exterior and a rigid …