ZEAF integrates a photochemical responsive polymer sheet into building façades through an origami inspired folding pattern to efficiently control the heat gain, and thus enhance the building energy efficiency.
Facilitating safer and more ergonomic integration of UAVs in co-robotic work environments through collaboration with experts in vibration/acoustics, design-optimization/autonomous-systems, audiology, and human-cognition.
This project develops an in-depth scientific understanding, as well as an implementation of an innovative 3D graphene aerogel printing technology based on rapid freezing for supercapacitor application.
This project constructs a high-performance multilayered Si nanocomposite anode by revolutionary incorporating Li-rich ferroelectric material (LiNbO3) to support energy storage systems for human and machine interaction.
This project allows us to better understand how current co-robotic systems change fatigue in a worker population and to design better intervention strategies for co-robots. Construction Robotics is an industrial partner on this project.
Working with faculty, industry and community leaders, SMART is using design, smart materials and automation to transform advanced manufacturing in the region and across the country.
Industry executives and faculty from across UB work with SMART Director Kemper Lewis on innovative ways to bring customizable products to market faster, while remaining ecologically and economically sustainable.