This 3D printer can watch itself fabricate objects

With 3D inkjet printing systems, engineers can fabricate hybrid structures that have soft and rigid components, like robotic grippers that are strong enough to grasp heavy objects but soft enough to interact safely with humans.

These multimaterial 3D printing systems …

Learning the language of molecules to predict their properties

Discovering new materials and drugs typically involves a manual, trial-and-error process that can take decades and cost millions of dollars. To streamline this process, scientists often use machine learning to predict molecular properties and narrow down the molecules they need …

Deep-learning system explores materials’ interiors from the outside

Maybe you can’t tell a book from its cover, but according to researchers at MIT you may now be able to do the equivalent for materials of all sorts, from an airplane part to a medical implant. Their new approach

AI system can generate novel proteins that meet structural design targets

MIT researchers are using artificial intelligence to design new proteins that go beyond those found in nature.

They developed machine-learning algorithms that can generate proteins with specific structural features, which could be used to make materials that have certain mechanical …

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