Upload
29,345

Subscription preferences

Loading...

Loading icon Loading...

Working...

TEDFellowsTalks

Fellows in the Field: Skylar Tibbits

19,060 views 4 months ago
Skylar Tibbits and his team at MIT's Self Assembly Lab are working on programmable materials to create 4-D printing. What exactly is 4-D printing? The Self Assembly Lab works to create physical objects that can self-construct from stored memory inside their materials, adding what is commonly referred to as the 4th dimension — time — to 3-D printing. It may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but Skylar was inspired by similar self-producing, self-constructing organisms in nature.
Read more
Skylar Tibbits and his team at MIT's Self Assembly Lab are working on programmable materials to create 4-D printing. What exactly is 4-D printing? The Self Assembly Lab works to create physical objects that can self-construct from stored memory inside their materials, adding what is commonly referred to as the 4th dimension — time — to 3-D printing. It may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but Skylar was inspired by similar self-producing, self-constructing organisms in nature. Show less
Loading...
Working...
Sign in to add this to Watch Later

Add to