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
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
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.
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
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.
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.