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Project Cyborg

Project Cyborg is a cloud-based meta-platform of design tools for programming matter across domains and scales. Project Cyborg provides elastic cloud-based computation in a web-based CAD shell for services such as modeling, simulation and multi-objective design optimization. Researchers, developers, students and citizen scientists can use these tools to advance their own projects and, if they choose, share their work with others and even use Project Cyborg as a marketplace. Cyborg allows individuals or groups to create specialized design platforms specific for their domains, whatever their domains happen to be, from nanoparticle design to tissue engineering, to self-assembling human-scale manufacturing.

Project Cyborg

To apply for the Project Cyborg restricted beta release, please complete our beta request form.

To participate in ongoing Project Cyborg user research, please complete our brief questionnaire.

Related Projects

4D Printing

Skylar Tibbits, an MIT Researcher, architect, designer, computer scientist and TED Senior Fellow, is working on BioMolecular Self-Assembly and human scale 4D printing as well as a technology called 4D Printing: Multi-material Shape Change Over Time. His team worked with the Autodesk bio/nano/programmable matter group and our software, Project Cyborg, to simulate various shape transformations and optimize folding sequences in 4D Printing. As he stated, "This software is a great demonstration of the scalability of self-assembly, a design and construction phenomena that spans from the nano-scale to the human scale and promises to reinvent our ways of making in the future.


Using a mash-up of architecture, genomics, and microbial ecology Jessica Green an engineer, bio diversity scientist and TED Senior Fellow and her team uncovered that a building is like a planet filled with invisible microbiomes that are as different and varied as the biomes that cover the surface of the Earth. This discovery opens the door to a new flavor of design - bioinformed design - to generate innovative solutions that promote human health and well being.

Recent Publications

Folding Angle Regulation by Curved Crease Design for Self-Assembling Origami Propellers

Shuhei Miyashita, Isabella DiDio, Ishwarya Ananthabhotla, Byoungkwon (Kwon) An, Cynthia Sung, Slava Arabagi & Daniela Rus. (2015).
Folding Angle Regulation by Curved Crease Design for Self-Assembling Origami Propellers
ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics.
August 2015, Volume 7, Issue 3.
21 pages.


Active Printed Materials for Complex Self-Evolving Deformations

Dan Raviv, Wade (Wei) Zhao, Carrie McKnelly, Athina Papadopoulou, Achuta Kadambi, Boxin Shi, Shai Hirsch, Daniel Dikovsky, Michael Zyracki, Carlos Olguin, Ramesh Raskar & Skylar Tibbits. (2014).
Active Printed Materials for Complex Self-Evolving Deformations
Scientific Reports.
December 2014.
8 pages.

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Related Groups

Bio/Nano Research

Related Researchers

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Byoungkwon (Kwon) An

Max Bates

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Joe Lachoff

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Joseph Schaeffer

Malte Tinnus

Chris Venter

Aaron Virshup

Merry Wang

Michael Zyracki

Alumni Researchers

Ahmad Ansari

Yann Bertaud

Xiaoqing Cao

David Delp

Ning Liu

Josh Natarajan

Carlos Olguin

Jacqueline Quinn

Carlo Quinonez

Cesar Rodriguez

Susan Salkeld

Daniel Tesfay

Wade (Wei) Zhao

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