Super-Releaser Robotics

Soft robots for hard problems

Super-Releaser is a soft robotics design and engineering company. We develop compliant mechanisms, soft robotic systems, and Super-Releaser is a soft robotics design and engineering company. We develop compliant mechanisms, soft robotic systems, and methods for manufacturing soft robots at industrial scales. for manufacturing soft robots at industrial scales.

We're a multidisciplinary team of designers, artists, and engineers. Super-Releaser is developing medical device prototypes, collaborating with universities, offering soft robotics manufacturing expertise, and building technologies to make better robots.
 

People

Matthew
Borgatti

Lead Scientist

Matthew Borgatti is the lead scientist at Super-Releaser. He has a degree in Industrial Design from RISD and has built animatronic monsters for half a dozen feature films.

He has developed prototypes and designs for organizations like Google X Labs, NASA, Sols, Bond, Instructables, Makani Power, Adafruit, and MAKE. Matthew provides the design and mechanical engineering for the majority of Super-Releaser's devices.

Kari
Love

Soft Goods Engineer

Kari is a versatile designer and stitcher. She has built everything from EVA spacesuit components, to puppet costumes on Sesame Street, to Spider-Man costumes for the Turn Off the Dark on Broadway.

Kari specializes in the human factors engineering necessary to fit designed objects to the body. She also has an extensive knowledge of fabrics and construction methods for soft goods.

 


Intern

Aidan
Leitch

Aidan has experimented with soft robots for years and invented a host of novel mechanisms. He teaches classes in DIY soft robotics, runs a newsletter named Soft Robotics Daily, and is always posting new bots on his Youtube channel.


Advisor

James F.
Bredt, PhD

Jim founded Z-Corp (which was the world's largest 3d printer manufacturer), teaches at MIT, owns the powder printing research lab Viridis 3d, and is the human spotlight at the Ig Nobel Awards.

Jim's material science and printing research has been essential to forming the technologies at the core of Super-Releaser.

 


Affiliations

Super-Releaser is committed to developing strong relationships with organizations that prioritize applying fundamental research in robotics, material science, and medicine to real world problems.

 
ELabNYC is a prestigious six-month training and coaching program for aspiring entrepreneurs in the city’s life sciences and healthcare technology community.

ELabNYC is a prestigious six-month training and coaching program for aspiring entrepreneurs in the city’s life sciences and healthcare technology community.

NYC Resistor is a hacker collective with a shared space located in downtown Brooklyn. We meet regularly to share knowledge, hack on projects together, and build community. 

NYC Resistor is a hacker collective with a shared space located in downtown Brooklyn. We meet regularly to share knowledge, hack on projects together, and build community. 

 

Lab

 

Super-Releaser's lab is housed inside a converted warehouse in beautiful Greenpoint, NY.


Sound like something you'd like to be a part of? Drop us an email at work@superreleaser.com.