Published by Penn Engineering Research & Innovation Weekly Newsletter
Lassiter’s work in the Miskin lab involves the first demonstration of micro-robots with on-board logic. Building on top of complex circuitry, Lassiter enables movement by integrating atomically-thin electrochemical actuators that seamlessly interface with the underlying electronics. These robots can then deploy and interact with surrounding cells and microorganisms; moving at the size scale of cells, pushing, pulling, and rearranging cells are possible.
Lassiter’s work collapses the distance between building and using electronics as she brings belonging, ownership, and agency to electronics fabrication—opening the door to ask why and how things are made.