MSE Areas: Self-organization, swam intelligence
I’m interested in diffusing the boundary of computer and material sciences by deeply embedding sensing, actuation, computation and communication into polymer materials. By this, computers will become materials and materials computers. I address by studying “swarm intelligence” and experimenting with macroscopic instances of smart materials ranging from robot swarms to intelligent cloth.
M. A. McEvoy, N. Correll (2014): Thermoplastic Variable Stiffness Composites with Embedded, Networked Sensing, Actuation, and Control. Journal of Composite Materials, March 2014.
N. Correll, C. Onal, H. Liang, E. Schoenfeld, D. Rus (2010): Soft Autonomous Materials – Using Programmed Elasticity and Embedded Distributed Computation. Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics, 2010