Morphing matter is responsive and adaptive material system. It combines interdisciplinary knowledge in material science, advanced fabrication, computational design, design thinking and communication. This course teaches the designing, printing and engineering of morphing matter- the creation of new materials that can change their shapes. The course consists of both design and technical lectures, light weight hands-on lab sessions, and two interdisciplinary team projects. In class, use cases from soft robotics, AR gears, self-assembly food to smart fabrics will be discussed. We will also cover a range of morphing material systems including pneumatic actuation, shape memory thermoplastics, hydrogels and tendon-driven morphing materials.
Project Presentation and Critiques: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Credits to our talented CMU students: Fengyi Zhang, Max Forsyth, Ruohai Ge, Johanna McAllister, Jasio Santillan, Judy Kong, David Perry, Junwoo Cheong, Jennifer Kong, Olivia Keller, Fang Qin, Sisi Yu, Jay Huh, Katherine Giesa, Maria Vlachostergiou, Dean Dijour, Aadya Krishnaprasad, Ian Shei, Eric Wong, Hannah Cai, Julita Przybylska, Kristin Williams, Sijia Wang, Lea Albaugh and Thomas Serban Von Davier.