This mini-lecture on the topic of "Tailoring The Smallest Machinery into Future Robotic Systems". The Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles (FAST) and the Institute of Textiles & Clothing (ITC) organized the mini-lecture series for more than three years. The lectures aim to enrich students' knowledge in creative perspectives and arouse their interest in Sciences, Fashion and Textiles. In view of the unpredictable development of the COVID-19 pandemic, the upcoming mini-lecture Series will be switched from face-to-face mode to online mode.
Nearly every other year the transistors that power silicon computer chip shrink in size by half and double in performance, enabling our devices to become more mobile and accessible. But what happens when these components can't get any smaller? George Tulevski researches the unseen and untapped world of nanomaterials. His current work: developing chemical processes to compel billions of carbon nanotubes to assemble themselves into the patterns needed to build circuits, much the same way natural organisms build intricate, diverse and elegant structures. Could they hold the secret to the next generation of computing?
This course encourages creative thinking through hands-on experience via building, observing and manipulating micro-and nano-scale structures. Students learn about underlying science and engineering principles and possible applications.