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Griffith in 2007
|Born||1974 (age 40–41)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Alma mater||University of New South Wales (B.MET.E)
University of Sydney (M.E.)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Ph.D.)
|Known for||Low-cost eyeglasses,
He won a scholarship to MIT Media Lab to study towards a PhD that he completed in 2004.
The subject of his PhD Thesis was "self-replicating machines". They were one of the first instances of artificial replication being demonstrated using real physics.
Saul is the co-founder and CEO of OtherLab, a research and development company working on computational manufacturing and design tools and applying those tools to projects such as inflatable pneumatic robots and prostheses, novel approaches to heliostat design, and applications of computational origami to the design of pressure vessels (e.g. for compressed natural gas) in arbitrary shapes.
- "Saul Griffith". MacArthur Foundation. Retrieved September 19, 2010.
- "Projects". otherlab.com.
- "Solve for X: Saul Griffith on inflatable robots". youtube.com.
- "Novel, Disruptive Approaches to Heliostat Design". sunfolding.com.
- "Conformable Tank". otherlab.com.
- Holthouse, David (December 6, 2007). "How $500,000 can save the world". Fortune Small Business. Retrieved September 19, 2010.
- "September 15, 2010". The Colbert Report. September 15, 2010. Comedy Central.