The tool, detailed in a study released this week, creates fabrics that are “thin, light and breathable” and also manages complex curvatures and limitless surfaces as ‘key functions’.
While men have been in the forefront of innovation throughout their history, fabrics are the products of time. From hand weaving to looms to sewing machines, the cloth we depend on for so much has become stronger, flexibler and a symbol of human invention.
A Yale team has developed what could be the next evolution – a standalone platform for immensely strong robotic fabrics.
The tool, detailed in a study published this week, creates fabrics that are “thin, light and breathable” and also “as key functions” manage complex curvatures and limitless surfaces.
They can also fold themselves in other words.