[robotics-worldwide] [news] CCC/CRA report on Robotic Materials + NSF Solicitation

Nikolaus Correll nikolaus.correll at colorado.edu
Mon Nov 12 23:22:20 PST 2018


In April 2018, the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) held a Robotic
Materials workshop in Washington, DC. This workshop was the second in a
series of interdisciplinary workshops aimed at transforming our notion of
materials to become “robotic”, that is have the ability to sense and impact
their environment, as well as how robots are made. Robotic materials has
the potential to constitute a new material age in which man-made materials
that mimic the complexity of biological tissue that includes muscles,
nerves, and vascular systems become common place. The workshop report has
been published here:

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__cra.org_ccc_wp-2Dcontent_uploads_sites_2_2018_01_CCC-2DRobotic-2DMaterials-2DReport-2DFINAL.pdf&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rStC00sfV_qVWqlcnmGhKrRoTMim5rLso-FTzVW2NfNyo&m=STQ9Mnl6PHO4Wb173zEHYsEaIHgBx3Uu_HCWHx2dC7E&s=hXR5SFIUTPXZXR690cjW5qQTwgvfyga_1Jwf0qoZnDU&e=

Also, this week, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced their
Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future (DMREF)
program solicitation, which specifically calls out robotic materials.

All DMREF awards will be four years in duration. Awards are expected to
range from $1,000,000 to $1,750,000. The submission window dates are
January 28, 2019 – February 04, 2019. See the full solicitation here.

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.nsf.gov_pubs_2019_nsf19516_nsf19516.htm-3FWT.mc-5Fid-3DUSNSF-5F25-26WT.mc-5Fev-3Dclick&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rStC00sfV_qVWqlcnmGhKrRoTMim5rLso-FTzVW2NfNyo&m=STQ9Mnl6PHO4Wb173zEHYsEaIHgBx3Uu_HCWHx2dC7E&s=lezNeNxzYQhCH8cq6MQKySQTsyv-P5bxFfO0MpXekw0&e=
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Nikolaus Correll, Associate Professor
IRT Multi-functional Materials
correll.cs.colorado.edu & www.roboticmaterials.com


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