Programming Material Intelligence
Mechanisms for Shape-Changing 3D-Printed Bio-Hybrid Components
“Programmable matter” is a popular vocabulary in this context in recent years. The concept originated in the early 1990s, mainly referring to a programmatically changing physical properties based on user input or auto sensing ( Such as: shape, density, optical properties) substances. The special autonomous deformation ability, function and data sharing ability of this material open a new door for the future development of materials science, and also bring human exploration of new “super” materials.
Compared to traditional large-scale digital construction attempts, this work camp is more like an experimental material perspective. Dylan Wood and Tiffany Cheng, researchers from the ICD Programmable Materials and Materials Group, led students continually exploring the physical behavioral characteristics of composites under different driving and constraining factors, and summarizing the digital design adapted to the properties of the material. Methods and workflows, and using the latest 3D printing technology to create a digital construction strategy suitable for this material structure.
Group member, Coding, 3D Printing
Rhino, Grasshopper, Python, Universal Robots