MIT designers, scientists and engineers are perfecting self-assembly technologies aimed at reimagining processes of construction, manufacturing and assembly at all scale-lengths.
What is Self-Assembly?
Self-Assembly is a process by which disordered parts build an ordered structure through local interaction. The assembly can be triggered by water, movement or pretty much any other catalyst you can imagine. Researchers have also identified the key ingredients for self-assembly as a simple set of responsive building blocks, energy and interactions that can be designed within nearly every material and machining process available.
Self-assembly promises to enable breakthroughs across every application of biology, material science, software, robotics, manufacturing, transportation, infrastructure, construction, the arts, and even space exploration.
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