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.
CMR engineers have shown how to use origami for engineering products. Now they're working with the the medical industry, including Intuitive Surgical (developer of the Da Vinci surgical robot), to make smaller surgical tools. Watch how.
Congratulations to Mechanical Engineering students Bridget Beatson, Mary Wilson and Amanda Lytle for shipping out their starshade model this week!
BYU Compliant Mechanisms Research graduate student Clayton Grames was awarded 1st Place in the Graduate Division of the 2015 ASME International Student Mechanisms Design Competition at the ASME-sponsored IDETC conference in Boston, Massachusetts.
The CMR has released a video of an origami-inspired kinetic sculpture that was on display at the BYU Museum of Art (MOA) as part of the “Y Origami?” a supplement to "Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami.”
Mechanical engineering Ph.D. student Todd Nelson was recently awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation.
Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. student Alden Yellowhorse has been awarded one of only 65 NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships for the year 2015, with opportunities to renew in future years.