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Informal Robotics Design Symposium


Unlike traditional robots, informal robots are light, flexible and compliant. Processors, sensors and actuators are embedded within materials such as folded laminates, soft gels or woven fabric. Intelligence Ð both computational and material Ð emerges synergistically. Leading practitioners in this field will present their work in origami-style ambulatory & flying robots, actuated wearable devices to enhance mobility, and 3D-printed robots based on multi-functional voxels.

A moderated discussion follows, exploring how informal robotics presents opportunities within larger domains of computing, materials, and manufacturing. Afterwards, there will be a reception during which original informal robots will be demonstrated.

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