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A New Way To Think About Hardware

A New Way To Think About HardwareVideo of Tufts biologist Barry Trimmer's Mar. 31 Dean's Faculty Forum talk on the development of biomimetic robots is now available.

Medford/Somerville, Mass. [04.04.08] On Mar. 31, Barry Trimmer, Henry Bromfield Pearson Professor of Natural Sciences and Professor of Biology at Tufts, discussed his research into biomimetic robots for the spring installment of the Dean's Faculty Forum series. Richard Wlezien, Professor and Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, served as the discussant.

Watch video: Windows Media (54:42)

(Video by Tufts Educational Media Center)

Trimmer and Biomedical Engineering Professor David Kaplan co-direct the Biomimetic Technologies for Soft-bodied Robots project, which is comprised of seven Tufts faculty members from five departments in the School of Engineering and the School of Arts and Sciences. Last year, the project received a $730,000 grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation.

The Dean's Faculty Forum, founded by School of Arts and Sciences Dean Robert Sternberg shortly after his arrival in fall 2005 to feature the research and scholarship of faculty members from Arts and Sciences, is held once per semester.

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