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Samuel Felton

334 SN
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

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.

September 1, 2016

Samuel Felton joins the Mechanical & Industrial Engineering department in Fall 2016 as an Assistant Professor.