Electronic skin

New malleable 'electronic skin' self-healable, recyclable

Feb. 12, 2018

CU Boulder researchers have developed a new type of malleable, self-healing and fully recyclable “electronic skin” that has applications ranging from robotics and prosthetic development to better biomedical devices. Electronic skin, known as e-skin, is a thin, translucent material that can mimic the function and mechanical properties of human skin... Read more »
Rentschler team

A robotic small intestine? Researchers are making one

Dec. 6, 2017

The day is coming when doctors-in-training can perfect certain medical practices on a robotic small intestine and test medical treatments on a human-made device vs. animals. Mechanical engineering Associate Professor Mark Rentschler is leading the effort to develop an artificial, robotic small intestine for use in medical laboratories. The research... Read more »
Illustration of a robot made from "robotic materials"

With 'material robotics,' intelligent products won't even look like robots

Nov. 29, 2017

Robots as inconspicuous as they are ubiquitous represent the vision of researchers in the new and burgeoning field of material robotics. In an invited perspective paper published today in Science Robotics , Oregon State University researcher Yiğit Mengüç and three co-authors argue against looking at robotics as a "dichotomy of... Read more »

CU Boulder hosts Int. Symp. on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems

Oct. 20, 2017

Now in its 14th edition, the International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS) provides a forum for scientific advances in the theory and practice of distributed autonomous robotic systems. It is a highly selective, single-track meeting that is soliciting submissions presenting significant, original, and previously unpublished research. Distributed robotics... Read more »
Soft materials

Multiple faculty positions in "Soft Materials"

Oct. 20, 2017

The College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for two tenure-line faculty positions beginning fall 2018. We are particularly interested in candidates with demonstrated strong research experience in soft materials. This is a broad and interdisciplinary search and the College seeks exceptional candidates... Read more »
Sean Shaheen Provost Award

Sean Shaheen and Mahmoud Hussein receive Provost Achievement Award

Oct. 19, 2017

At the 12th annual Fall Convocation Awards and Presentations Celebrating Faculty Achivements Oct. 6, 2017, the campus honored faculty who were recently tenured or promoted, and faculty receiving the Provost's Achievment Award. Mahmoud Hussein (Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences) has been granted this award for his article, “ Nanophonic metamaterial:... Read more »
Chris Bowman

Chris Bowman Elected to National Academy of Medicine

Oct. 19, 2017

The National Academy of Medicine has elected Professor Christopher Bowman of the University of Colorado Boulder to its ranks. Bowman, a faculty member in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering since 1992, is a University of Colorado Distinguished Professor and holds the James and Catherine Patten Endowed Chair. He... Read more »
Christoph Keplinger

Keplinger's soft robotics research earns Packard Fellowship

Oct. 19, 2017

Pushing the boundaries of science requires flexibility. Allowing scientists to follow where their research takes them, even if that is into areas that may seem illogical to some, often is what leads to the most remarkable breakthroughs. For some researchers, this is never an option, as the funding they receive... Read more »