Shape-shifting octopus inspires 3-D morphing material

Media Note: Videos of the morphing materials can be viewed and downloaded at https://cornell.box.com/v/3dtexture. An interview and demonstration of engineering professor Rob Shepherd explaining the new work can also be viewed on YouTube. ITHACA, N.Y. – A Cornell University engineering and physics team is using the octopus as inspiration for a method to morph flat […]

Robot enthusiasts coming to Cornell to connect to robotics community

WHAT: Roboticists gather for two-day robotic showcase, research meeting, and job fair WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 29 to Sunday, Oct. 30 WHERE: Schwartz Auditorium, Rockefeller Hall, Cornell University MEDIA: The event is open to the public, but registration is required. Media members are asked to RSVP to Melissa Osgood in Cornell’s Media Relations Office at 607-255-2059 […]

VIDEO: Morphing metal shapes future of soft robotics

Media note: Find video of the metal-foam hybrid at http://www.cornell.edu/video/metal-foam-compound.   ITHACA, N.Y. – Imagine an aircraft that could alter its wing shape in midflight and, like a pelican, dive into the water before morphing into a submarine. Cornell University engineering professor Rob Shepherd and his group might help make that futuristic-sounding vehicle a reality. […]