Human Interactive Materials

Haptics | Soft robotics | Advanced optics | Artificial neurogenesis | Artificial neural-network impulse communications

The Human Interactive Materials research group is embedded within the department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry at the Eindhoven University of Technology.

Our research explores the potential of functionalizing the inherent intelligence within materials with interactive capacity, such as in silicones, hydrogels and liquid crystal networks or elastomers. Our specialized materials are capable of communicating information between man and machine or between machines optically or through haptics, displaying great promise for intelligent soft robotic systems. We envision our materials becoming intelligent devices within themselves, with the capacity to sense its environment and adapt desirably to any changes. Looking to the future, we foresee the development of self-learning soft robotics capable of artificial neurogenesis, following nature’s approach to intelligent soft machines.

Mars rover with self-cleaning smart surfaces
Liquid crystal self-regulation

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