David L. Chandler

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Robotics November 30, 2022

Assembler robot groups have potential for making larger structures

MIT researchers are showing how groups of robots can work together to build almost anything from buildings, vehicles and larger robots.

By David L. Chandler
Sensors, Actuators October 18, 2022

Engineers develop shape-memory material for actuators

MIT researchers have developed a ceramic-based material that could be used for highly efficient actuators for aircraft or other uses, with minimal moving parts.

By David L. Chandler
Edge Computing, Embedded Systems October 18, 2022

Machine, device learning on the edge

MIT researchers have developed a technique that enables AI models to continually learn from new data on intelligent edge devices like smartphones and sensors, reducing energy costs and privacy risks.

By David L. Chandler
Sensors, Vision August 17, 2022

Engineers repurpose photography technique to enhance sensors, vision

MIT researchers have repurposed a 19th century photography technique to make stretchy, color-changing films, which could improve manufacturing of pressure-monitoring bandages, shade-shifting fabrics touch-sensing robots and more.

By David L. Chandler
System Integration August 10, 2022

Semiconductor material that performs better than silicon

Researchers have found a material that can perform much better than silicon in cubic boron arsenide, but finding practical and economic ways to make it remains a challenge.

By David L. Chandler
System Integration August 3, 2022

Silk developed as alternative to some microplastics

Researchers have developed a system based on silk that could provide an inexpensive and easily manufactured substitute, which could improve quality for manufactured goods and processes.

By David L. Chandler
Discrete Manufacturing March 21, 2022

Carbon fiber development used for lightweight structural materials

MIT researchers have found a way to make carbon fiber could turn refinery byproducts into high-value, ultralight structural materials for cars, aircraft and spacecraft.

By David L. Chandler
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Process Manufacturing February 22, 2022

Solar-powered system offers a route to inexpensive desalination

A passive solar evaporation system developed by MIT researchers could be used to clean wastewater, provide potable water or sterilize medical tools in off-grid areas.

By David L. Chandler
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Process Manufacturing January 24, 2022

Controlling how surfaces and liquids interact

MIT researchers have developed a process that enables control over liquid-solid interfaces even with the most unlikely pairs of materials.

By David L. Chandler
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Sensors, Actuators January 5, 2022

Flexible fiber lithium-ion battery developed for wearable devices

MIT researchers have developed a rechargeable battery can be woven and washed, and could provide power for fiber-based electronic devices and sensors.

By David L. Chandler
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