Robots Among Us

Robert Wood, Harvard University, Founding Core Faculty Member, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering

Robert Wood, Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University and Founding Core Faculty Member, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering shares an update from his lab.

Robert Wood, Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Founding Core Faculty Member, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering

Robert Wood is the Charles River Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He is also a founding core faculty member at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. In addition, he founded the Harvard Microrobotics Lab, which leverages expertise in microfabrication for the development of biologically-inspired robots with feature sizes on the micrometer-to-centimeter scale. His current research interests include new micro- and meso-scale manufacturing techniques, fluid mechanics of low-Reynolds-number flapping wings, control of sensor-limited and computation- limited systems, active soft materials, wearable robots, and morphable soft-bodied robots. Wood’s group is also dedicated to promoting education in the STEM fields (science, technology, education, and mathematics) by using novel robots to motivate young students to pursue careers in science and engineering.

Topics

Connectivity
What it means to be constantly connected with each other and vast sources of information.

Intelligent Machines
Artificial intelligence and robots are transforming how we work and live.

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