Articles: Materials
Read all about this year's "Create the Future" winner: A transparent flexible film called "RepelWrap."
Articles: Unmanned Systems
The NiobiCon™ underwater connector will not short out, corrode, or cause an electrical shock if touched while powered in harsh environments like saltwater.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The conceptual Ring prosthetic leg ensures that individuals do not need an entirely new device every time they have a growth spurt.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Jacobs' scientists are helping to make contract-tracing apps, emergency-use ventilators, and even squid-bots.
Articles: Energy
With PrintIC technology, sensors, actuators, energy supplies, and ICs can be printed on the same substrate, avoiding assembly cost.
Application Briefs: Power
Automatic recirculation valves offer efficiency for critical pump protection in power or oil and gas applications.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
What does wave energy have to do with space exploration? Plenty, it turns out.
Briefs: Transportation
This detector could help robots, drones, and self-driving cars avoid collisions.
Briefs: Transportation
This partially superconducting machine can be used as a motor or generator.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
These hands, with a large grasping force, enable safer human-robot interactions.
Briefs: Aerospace
Applications include retractable covers and awnings, camera booms, and spacecraft and astronaut positioning.
Briefs: Motion Control
The magnetic, multi-material pump was 3D-printed all in one piece.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The mobile system could reduce healthcare workers’ exposure to the COVID-19 virus.
Briefs: Energy
This lightweight, portable garment is designed for active shoulder and elbow positioning.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This subsystem is used in free-space optical communications and fiber-optic communications.
Briefs: AR/AI
The system allows multiple users to interact with the same VR app on smartphones, providing opportunities for education, healthcare, and entertainment.
Briefs: Materials
Method Tests Microscopic Aeronautical Materials
This process breaks the temperature barrier in small-scale materials testing.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
While this technology was designed for CubeSats, it may be utilized in any technology that utilizes a structural frame, such as drones.
Briefs: AR/AI
The device can translate expressions into emojis or silent speech commands.
Briefs: Motion Control
The tiny motor can be powered by both thermal and electrical energy.
Briefs: Unmanned Systems
Wire-connected drones may complement or replace the fixed base stations of cellular communications networks.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This robotic finger has a highly precise sense of touch over a complex, multi-curved surface.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The robot’s extendable appendage can wind through tight spaces and then lift heavy loads.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The antenna is designed for use in extreme conditions such as outer space.
Briefs: Energy
This can be used in energy-recovery systems in industrial, space, automotive, and military applications.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This method enables users to control their robotic fingers precisely enough to gently land on fragile surfaces.
Briefs: Aerospace
This technique for optical data transmission from satellites uses laser arrays to provide fine pointing capability.
Briefs: Aerospace
The thermal management technology could also be used for server farms and spacecraft.