Robotic Matter

About the project
The aim of the research team is to realise and research the first objects of programmable, robotic matter, consisting of thousands or millions micro-scale components. The research results can be the foundation for future generations of robotic matters, configured with various physical functionalities.

Background
Robotic matter does not exist today but if we can create and use it we could solve several major societal challenges. The ultimate scenario is the opportunity to create all kinds of objects. An everyday and relevant example is using robotic matter to create and re-create packaging, instead of using non-circular plastic materials. Another example is a decreased demand for transportation of goods when we can create any object we want in the location where it is needed.

Crossdisciplinary collaboration
The research team represents EECS and CBH.

Belongs to: Digital Futures
Last changed: Jun 15, 2020