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  • 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

    Dynamic interoperability for human-machine or machine-machine interaction relies on energy storage systems. Therefore, a lithium-ion battery (LIB) with high capacity and fast charge/discharge (C/D) rate is critical. This project constructs a high-performance multilayered Si nanocomposite anode by revolutionary incorporating Li-rich ferroelectric material (LiNbO3).

  • 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.

  • 10/17/17

    This project facilitates safer and more ergonomic integration of UAVs in co-robotic work environments by bringing together experts from vibration/acoustics, design and optimization of autonomous-systems, and human-cognition/ergonomics. 

  • 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

    Detecting fatigue in real-time by looking for statistical changes in data that is easy to gather from workers, e.g. data from a small, off-the shelf, wearable motion sensors. The 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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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

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

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."