The appearance of high strength steel allows the design of steel structures with unprecedented slenderness, and the traditional design guidelines for conventional steel types are no longer suitable for these high strength steel structures.
Significant development of additive manufacture in recent years has prompted fast application of such technology in Aeronautical Space Engineering and Mechanical Engineering sectors, whereas its huge potential in Civil Engineering has been poorly realised.
Modern day society needs require energy savings and decarbonisation of the built environment. Alternative and renewable energy sources are becoming more attractive and new ways for energy harvesting are explored.
Assistive technologies have immense unexploited potential to help aging population to remain mobile and independent for longer. This project aims at developing a novel wearable soft lower-limb robot for aging population.