Exploratory Projects

2018 projects

2017 Projects

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.

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.

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.

11/21/18
This is an important topic and if the team had someone from the medical sciences or occupational therapy, it would be more convincing. Fatigue focus beyond physical fatigue would also present an opportunity to grow the SMART community.

2016 projects

3/17/16

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

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.

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.

3/18/16

This research aims to develop new applications for waste fibers in architecture. The proposed project will represent a new trajectory of material research for architecture and engineering at UB. 

Learn more about waste fibers in architecture

3/18/16

To demonstrate the novel elastomeric balloon transfer printing for manufacturing 3D curved electronics and systems and to gain fundamental knowledge through experimental and theoretical studies.

Learn more about transfer printing of conformal sensors