About the Technology

Each year we try to showcase the emerging technologies that drive our program. These offer new insights, methods of observation and a direction for development.

2023-2024 Technologies

Ultrafast, Gripping Soft Robots

A class of “metacaps” whose ultrafast yet tunable snapping response can be leveraged to overcome the power and speed limitations of current soft robots

2023-2024 Technologies

Cellulose-Based Materials for Biodegradable Soil Moisture Sensors

A capacitive moisture sensor screen-printed on a fully biodegradable paper substrate with a surface that is improved via the infiltration of cellulose nanofibrils