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  • 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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Selected Publications

  • F. Zuliani, C. Liu, J. Paik, S. Felton, Minimally Actuated Transformation of Origami Machines, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters 3(3), 2018, 1426-1433
  • C. Liu, S. Felton, A Self-Folding Robot Arm for Load-Bearing Operations, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2017, 1979-1986
  • S. Felton, K. Becker, D. Aukes, R. Wood, Self-Folding with Shape Memory Composites at the Millimeter Scale, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 25(8), 2015, 085004
  • M. Tolley, S. Felton, S. Miyashita, D. Aukes, D. Rus, R. Wood, Self-Folding Origami: Shape Memory Composites Activated by Uniform Heating, Smart Materials and Structures, 23,         2014, 094006
  • S. Felton, M. Tolley, E. Demaine, R. Rus, R. Wood, A Method for Building Self-Folding Machines, Science, 345(6197), 2014, 644-646
  • S. Felton, D. Lee, K. Cho, R. Wood, A Passive, Origami-Inspired, Continuously Variable Transmission, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2014, 2913-2918
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