• 3/17/16

    Investigating robotic construction of dry-stacked, corbelled, compressive structures built with elements that do not require mortar, fasteners, reinforcement or formwork. 

  • 10/17/17

    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.

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  • 3/18/16

    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.

  • 10/17/17

    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.

  • 10/17/17

    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.

  • 3/17/16

    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.

Our Community

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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.

Our Leadership

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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.

Our Impact

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SMART Co-leader Omar Khan talks of sweeping goals: "The community works across things as small as medical devices and as large as architectural facades and building construction systems."