Whitesides

Christoffer wears a navy suit over a bright blue and gray checkered shirt. He looks sideways at the camera as he presents MagLev, a thermos-sized tool with white blocks held together with thick screws and a clear

Drug dust

November 12, 2019

New technology could help law enforcement detect smaller amounts of fentanyl with a higher degree of accuracy than any other field-testing tool... Read more about Drug dust

Spider Robots

Arthrobots & Spiders: Why 6 Legs are Better Than 4

June 5, 2017

In a recent paper from Soft Robotics, a team of scientists including Woodford L. and Ann A. Flowers University Professor George M. Whitesides and Alex Nemiroski presented a class of robots called "arthrobots." Why "arthrobots"? These soft robots mimic the musculoskeletal system of arthropods (spiders and insects, for example) and use pneumatic joints in their many-limbed prototypes.... Read more about Arthrobots & Spiders: Why 6 Legs are Better Than 4