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The CMR releases two new space mechanism animations

The research group released two animations that demonstrate space applications of a monolithic two-degree-of-freedom pointing mechanism. (Read Full Article)

Professor Howell Receives Theodore von Kármán Fellowship

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. (Read Full Article)

CMR Students Turn to Origami to Solve Astronomical Space Problem

BYU engineers have teamed up with a world-renowned origami expert to solve one of space exploration’s greatest (and most ironic) problems: lack of space.  (Read Full Article)

CMR Students Win Big at IDETC 2013

BYU compliant mechanisms research students won first and second place in the Undergraduate Division of the 2013 ASME International Student Mechanisms Design Competition and second place in the graduate student division at this year's ASME-sponsored IDETC conference in Portland, Oregon. (Read Full Article)

July 2014

CMR Awarded Research Grant from National Science Foundation

 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.   More.

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