Exploratory Projects

2017 Exploratory Project Awards

Award announcements coming soon. 

2016 Exploratory Project Awards

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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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, and human-cognition/ergonomics. 

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.

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.

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.