"Wet molecular robotics" encompasses design of microscopic agents that exploit self-assembly to sense, compute, and actuate; we explore molecular implementations of biologically inspired "robotic" functions.


Applications of interest include: low-cost, ultrasensitive digital detection, high-throughput, single-molecule identification and structure determination via mechanical interrogation, control over immune polarization for more effective vaccines via nanoparticle adjuvants, nanofabrication via remotely controlled or nonequilibrium self-assembly pathways.