Self-Assembly and Programmable Materials

Sunday, 15 February 2015: 8:30 AM-11:30 AM
Room 230C (San Jose Convention Center)
Skylar Tibbits,Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
At Self-Assembly Lab, we aim towards the built-environment, from manufacturing, construction, infrastructure and products to develop more adaptive and highly resilient systems. The key to applying this programmability and computational intelligence is human-scale self-assembly and programmable materials. We demonstrated that self-assembly is scale-independent and have produced prototypes ranging from 1D, 2D, 3D and even 4D Printing aimed at inventing a future of programmable built environment.