The Machine Matter lab focuses on design and development of flexible mechanisms and architected materials that tackle the physical limitations of mechanical and robotic systems.

 

Our goal is to develop and provide a full understanding of flexible mechanisms and mechanical metamaterials that are integrated with decision-making ability and responsiveness, able to manipulate mechanical signals, able to store and manipulate strain energy, and are versatile in the kinematics they are able to achieve. This is very much related to developing systems that are inherently scalable, sustainable, autonomous in energy management, human-safe, low-cost, as well as energy and material efficient. 

Besides developing fundamental understanding, we demonstrate applications of flexible mechanisms and metamaterials in Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), Soft Robotics, Medical Devices, Mechatronic Systems, and Precision Systems.

Our lab is part of Mechatronic System Design (MSD) group of the Precision and Microsystems Engineering Department at the Delft University of Technology

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We gratefully acknowledge our sponsors and collaborators