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Hand holding oscillators

Soft robots for all

The first soft ring oscillator gets plushy robots to roll, undulate, sort, meter liquids, and swallow

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Polorization graphic illustration

Polarizing apposite

Portable camera that sees light vibrate could be used in machine vision, autonomous vehicles, security, atmospheric chemistry, and more

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The toggle gripper holds a screwdriver.

A soft touch

Pneumatic digital logic eliminates the last hard components from robots

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To increase scientific understanding of biological systems, Harvard is launching an interdisciplinary research effort called the Quantitative Biology Initiative to be headed by Sharad Ramanathan (left) and Vinothan Manoharan, with support from University President Drew Faust and Dean Michael D. Smith.

Biology without borders

New Quantitative Biology Initiative will bring together physical and life scientists to answer major questions

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