The National Science Foundation awarded the Compliant Mechanisms Research Group to use compliant mechanism principles to translate origami-based discoveries into engineered systems that achieve desired behaviors.
NSF selects a CMR video as a Top-10 finalist in the Vizzies competition. The video is titled "How Origami is Inspiring Scientific Creativity." Watch it here.
Rock stars, Olympians, first-round draft picks, and . . . a CMR PhD student on ESPN!
The research group released two animations that demonstrate space applications of a monolithic two-degree-of-freedom pointing mechanism.
The faculty of RWTH Aachen University in Germany nominated CMR professor Larry Howell to receive the Theodore von Kármán Fellowship. The fellowship funded an ERS International guest stay in Aachen Germany for a week in October, 2013. As part of the visit, Prof. Howell gave a presentation entitled “Opportunities and Challenges of Folding” as the opening speech at the “Fold-In” workshop at the Rolduc Abbey in Kerkrade, The Netherlands.