The Smart Materials and Robotics Laboratory is an interdisciplinary research lab within the
Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering at the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
We are creating new multifunctional materials that are safe for human interaction and exhibit the extraordinary resilience of natural biological tissue.
These efforts lie in the emerging fields of wearable computing, soft robotics, and robotic materials.
Wearable Computing Electronic skin for gesture monitoring
Robotics Soft robotic quadruped
Advanced Material Development Robust soft-matter electronics
Our research receives support from NASA Nebraska Space Grant.
Prof. Markvicka gave an invited seminar as part of UNL, UNMC, and UNO team at the Great Plains IDeA CTR Network seminar series.
Congratulations to Ethan Krings and Eric Vander Woude Jr for receiving a NASA Nebraska Space Grant Fellowship to support their research projects.
Our research receives support from the University of Nebraska Collaboration Initiative. Project funded in collaboration with Profs. Stephen Rennard (UNMC), Jenna Yentes (UNO), and Kathryn Cooper (UNO).
Paper led by Prof. Markvicka on wireless electronic skins for direct integration with existing robotic manipulators was accepted to IROS 2020.