Self-Assembly Lab

Self-Assembly & Self-Organization

"Self-Assembly is a process by which disordered parts build an ordered structure through only local interaction. In self-assembling systems, individual parts move towards a final state, wheras in self-organizing systems, components move between multiple states, oscillate and may never come to rest in a final configuration."

Cell Phone Self-Assembly
Self-Replicating Spheres
Aerial Assemblies
Fluid Lattices
Fluid Assembly Furniture
Fluid Crystallization
BioMolecular Self-Assembly
Autonomous Mass-Assembly
Chiral Self-Assembly
Self-Assembly Line

Programmable Materials & 4D Printing

"Programmable Matter is the science, engineering and design of physical matter that has the ability to change form and/or function in a programmable manner. 4D Printing, where the 4th dimension is time, is one recent example of PM that allows objects to be printed and self-transform in shape and material property when subjected to energy."

Rapid Liquid Printing
Transformable Meeting Spaces
Active Shoes
Programmable Materials
4D Printing
DNA Printing
Hyperform
Self-Folding Proteins
Self-Folding Surfaces
Biased Chains
Single Strand Structures
Logic Matter
MarcoBot & Decibot

Granular Jammable Materials

"Granular jammable materials are structurally disordered solids, often made up of particles, that can instantly and reversibly transition from a non-solid, liquid-like, state into a solid state."

Rock Printing
Jamming Bodies

Self-Assembly & Self-Organization

Programmable Materials & 4D Printing

Coded Folding