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Samuel Felton

517 ISEC
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


  • 2015 PhD in Engineering Sciences, Harvard University
  • 2007 ME in Biomedical Engineering, MIT
  • 2007 SB in Mechanical Engineering, MIT

Research & Scholarship Interests

Soft robots; transformable robots; self-folding machines; rapid prototyping; biomimetic design
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Department Research Areas

Selected Publications

  • Felton SM, Becker KP, Aukes DM, Wood RJ, “Self-Folding with Shape Memory Composites at the Millimeter Scale”, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 25(8), 085004, 2015
  • Tolley MT, Felton SM, Miyashita S, Aukes DM, Rus D, Wood RJ, “Self-Folding Origami: Shape Memory Composites Activated by Uniform Heating”, Smart Materials and Structures 23, 094006, 2014
  • Felton SM, Tolley MT, Demaine ED, Rus D,Wood RJ, “A Method for Building Self-Folding Machines”, Science 345(6197), 644–646, 2014
  • Felton SM, Tolley MT, Shin B, Onal CD, Demaine ED, Rus D, Wood RJ, “Self-Folding with Shape Memory Composites”, Soft Matter 9(32), 7688–7694, 2013
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Related News

June 28, 2017

The Center for STEM Education kicked off its 2017 Young Scholars Program on June 26, 2017, with 26 budding scientists and engineers from high schools at a variety of cities and towns in the Greater Boston area.

March 23, 2017

21 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY18 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 12 different projects representing $600K dollars of investment in research.

October 24, 2016

MIE Assistant Professor Sam Felton is researching methods for creating self-folding origami robots that can be used both at the micro scale and at large scale.