Technology that is Optimizing and Controlling Aircraft Wing Shape and Efficiency In-Flight Through Novel Polymer Artificial Muscle ActuatorsPlay Entry Video
Meet Leo. Leo hopes to reduce high altitude aircraft carbon emissions through his innovative design and use of polymer artificial muscles better known as PAM actuators.
Why did you enter the Young Scientist Challenge?
I entered because I want the ability to learn from the experience as well as other students and 3M engineers about different topics.
What is your favorite invention of the last 100 years, and why?
My favorite invention of the last 100 years is the computer because it has become necessary for everything we do now (even airplanes!) and it makes our lives so much better!
In 15 years I hope to be...
An engineer or architect as I love to design and build new things!
"The Wright brothers built the first airplane with twisting wings actuated by human muscles. The new PAM Actuator is a light artificial muscle powered actuator for shape-shifting wings."