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November 2, 2017
​Stanford’s Russ Altman and Allison Okamura discuss how touch, long one of the most overlooked of the five senses in engineering, is the next frontier in robotics.
October 30, 2017
Forget the rigid, metallic, mechanical robots of the past, the future of the field is all about soft, says Stanford mechanical engineer Allison Okamura.
October 16, 2017
The nanopeapods depicted in this artist's rendition are carrying excess thermal energy away from a computer chip. | Courtesy of Goodson Lab
October 13, 2017
​Stanford’s Russ Altman and David Lentink discuss what engineers can learn about small aircraft design by studying the flight efficiency of birds.
July 19, 2017
A newly developed vine-like robot can grow across long distances without moving its whole body. It could prove useful in search-and-rescue operations and medical applications.