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Congratulations to Jim Carrico and Nick Traeden who are winners of the 2015 SMASIS Conf. Best Student Paper Award!

Congratulations to Jim Carrico and Nick Traeden, winners of 2015 ASME SMASIS (Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures, and Intelligent Systems) Conference Student Best Paper Award, held September 21-23, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Jim and Nick’s work describes a new 3D printing technique for fabricating ionic polymer-metal composite actuators for applications such as soft robotics.

J. D. Carrico, N. W. Traeden, M. Aureli and K. K. Leang: Fused Filament Additive Manufacturing of Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite Soft Active 3D Structures. ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems (SMASIS), September 21-23, 2015 in Colorado Springs, Colorado., Colorado Springs, Colorado, 2015.

The paper can be downloaded for review here [ PDF ].