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Justin Werfel

Research scientist at Harvard’s Wyss Institute.

Werfel’s research interests are in the understanding and design of complex and emergent systems. His research includes work on swarm robotics, engineered molecular nanosystems, social insect behavior, evolutionary theory, and educational robotics. He completed his Ph.D. at MIT in 2006, developing algorithms to allow swarms of simple robots to autonomously build user-specified structures. His postdoctoral work included further exploration of collective construction at Harvard SEAS, work on the evolution of cooperative and altruistic behaviors at the New England Complex Systems Institute, and cancer modeling at Harvard Medical School/Children’s Hospital Boston.

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See also: Institute Wyss Institute - Research institute focused on developing bioinspired materials and devices

Details last updated 17-Apr-2020

Justin Werfel News

Molecular Robotics at the Wyss Institute

Robohub - 20-Dec-2017

Robots and DNA share the ability to be programmed to complete a specific function. Molecules can...