Sensing method developed for soft robots
University of Wisconsin researchers have developed a system of passive sensors that can sense the entire state of a soft robot with less cost and complexity. See video.
Squeeze-twist coupling material strengthens actuators
University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have made an asymmetric material that twists, which could help advance actuator technology.
Engine emission researchers retool to identify effective N95 mask alternatives
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are leveraging tools used to measure the particulate from combustion engines to measure the filtration efficiency for alternative N95 masks to help improve supply during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Researchers use magnetic fields to control soft robotics
University of Wisconsin researchers have developed a method for using magnetic fields to remotely induce soft composite materials to rearrange their internal structure into a variety of new patterns.
Researchers making autonomous systems safer for challenging applications
A researcher at the University of Wisconsin is developing better control algorithms for autonomous systems that provide safety guarantees while maintaining those systems’ performance.
Strengthening nuclear security with computational tools
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are using machine learning methods that could allow scientists to strengthen nuclear security by giving scientists on the ground vital information quickly.