Robotic Molecules: Self-repairing and Self-assembling Machine

SupervisorDr Shuhei Miyashita

Project Description

The goal of this project is to develop a totally new approach for the realization of self-repairable and self-assemble machines. We literally aim at making "living LEGO". Inspired by biomolecules self-assemble into 3D structure, and there are merely 20 types of amino acids (building components), the project will develop robotic molecules that interact and spontaneously form a higher dimensional structure. Likewise other programs in our group, this program addresses the principle, design, and implementation of developed mechanisms.

See our work at: https://youtu.be/tcyxgoOsMs8

Prospective Applicants

Prospective applicants should have an engineering or science degree. The project involves practical and/or theoretical activities.

Contact Details

Dr Shuhei Miyashita
shuhei.miyashita@sheffield.ac.uk

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