Scaling up armor systems

Researchers at North­eastern University’s High Per­for­mance Mate­rials and Struc­tures Lab­o­ra­tory are looking to the char­ac­ter­is­tics of animal scales to help them develop the next gen­er­a­tion of light­weight armor systems.

Boldly going where no robot has gone before

By devel­oping dynamic legged robots that emu­late animal move­ments, Boston Dynamics founder Marc Raibert, E’73, says machines will be able to reach new heights.

A course correction for transportation thinking

Pro­fessor Tim Cress­well has received a $1 mil­lion grant to build upon his work in mobility theory by exam­ining urban trans­porta­tion infra­struc­tures and trends in 14 coun­tries. The goal is to under­stand how cur­rent and emerging ideas influ­ence a larger global dis­cus­sion around mobility in areas such as policy, health, secu­rity, sus­tain­ability, and social justice.