Lilly Chin

Lilly  Chin
MIT EECS Draper Laboratory Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar
Advisor: Daniela L. Rus
Department: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Years: 2016-2017

Deployable Robotic Structure Using Novel Handed Auxetic Framework

Auxetic materials have a lot of potential for innovative robotic applications but are surprisingly underinvestigated for possible applications. We have created a novel chiral auxetic pattern that demonstrates increased strength and stiffness under tensile load than normal. We plan to use this framework into larger structures "€œ whether in metal bridges or fully-actuated robots enabling greater possibilities in robotic designs.

I am participating in the SuperUROP program because I wanted to have a year long project that would be the culmination of all of my prior research experience. As an Electrical Engineering and Computer Science major minoring in Mechanical Engineering this project really appeals to my interdisciplinary strengths and has a lot of applications in new and innovative robotics.