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May 7, 2019

Soft Tumbling Micro-Robots

Squishy micro-robots are on the move! Prof. David Cappelleri's latest soft-bodied mobile microbots have made the cover of the journal Micromachines
April 25, 2019

Extra Terrestrial Habitat simulator to be built at Herrick Labs

The Resilient ExtraTerrestrial Habitats Institute, headed by Shirley Dyke, recently received $15 million from NASA to research how to keep long-term settlements on other planets safe from hazards such as meteoroids, sandstorms, and radiation. The RETH team plans to build a simulated habitat at Herrick Labs.
February 4, 2019

The Robot Trust Tightrope

Profs. Neera Jain and Tahira Reid's research on cooperation or trust between human and machine featured in Axios Newsletter
January 22, 2019

SAE highlights Purdue work on diesel engines

Check out this article from SAE International, about Purdue ME students Mrunal Joshi and Aswin Ramesh. They publicly presented their research on diesel engines, thanks to support from Eaton and Cummins Inc.
December 7, 2018

3D printed rocket fuel is the basis of a new company

Purdue University researchers have devised a method of 3D printing that can produce energetic materials with fine geometric features faster and with less expense than traditional methods, while also being safer and more environmentally friendly.
November 16, 2018

Earwig origami featured in National Geographic

Andres Arrieta's research was featured in National Geographic. He discovered that the earwig's wings use origami-like folds to expand to 10 times their size. This bistability allows its wings to expand with very little mechanical effort. At Herrick Labs, Andres is working to convert this bio-inspired origami into products that are useful to humans.
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