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Structures assembled from small interlocking composite components | MIT News Office


curated by | August 19, 2013

“MIT researchers have developed a lightweight structure whose tiny blocks can be snapped together much like the bricks of a child’s construction toy. The new material, the researchers say, could revolutionize the assembly of airplanes, spacecraft, and even larger structures, such as dikes and levees.”

John Payne‘s insight:

Because using this system to fabricate real-world structures only becomes practical when you have robots to do the assembly, I would term it a trasformational application of robotics, which is to say designing and making use of robots to enable a better approach.

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