Our works spans human + materials interactions in medical devices and educational tools:

  • Application of functional biomaterials in biomedical devices

  • Biomimetic structures and control mechanisms

  • Development of accessible classroom tools for exploring STEM and robotics in K12 schools

  • Access to engineering majors

 

We are always interested in having undergrads join our team.  Reach out to golecki@illinois.edu if you are interested.

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Biodegradable Robots

To inform the design of implantable soft robotic devices, we develop biomaterials with properties capable of pneumatic actuation. 

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Robot Guided Instruction

We develop new methods of fabricating actuators using soluble inserts to increase durability for applications such as a glove to assist in learning a new craft. 

Student submissions to the Soft Robotics Toolkit Design Competition:

View the students winning submission to the 2017 High School Division of the Soft Robotics Design Competition here.

View the students winning submission to the 2018 High School Division of the Soft Robotics Design Competition here.

Students present at MRS Spring 2018, Phoenix, AZ

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