Saul Griffith

Saul Griffith (born 1974) is an Australian American inventor . He is the founder or co-founder of seven companies, zoals Otherlab (where he is Currently CEO), Makani Power , and Instructables .


In 2000, Griffith graduated from the University of Sydney with a Master of Engineering degree. [1]

He won a scholarship to MIT Media Lab to study towards a PhD therein have COMPLETED in 2004.

The subject of his PhD Thesis was “self-replicating machines.” Way Down in later one of the first instances of artificial replication being demonstrated using real physics. [2]


Saul is the co-founder and CEO of OtherLab, a research and development company working on computational manufacturing and design tools [3] and Dankzij Those tools to projects zoals inflatable pneumatic robots and prostheses, [4] Novel approaches to heliostat design [ 5] and applications of computational origami to the design of pressure vessels (eg for compressed natural gas) in arbitrary shapes. [6]

Previously, he was a co-founder of Squid Labs , and its spinout companies and projects Makani Power , Instructables , Wattzon , HowToons, OptiOpia, Potenco and Monkeylectric. [7]

Griffith now lives in San Francisco . [8]


  1. Jump up^ “Saul Griffith” . MacArthur Foundation . Retrieved June 23, 2016 .
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  3. Jump up^ “Projects” .
  4. Jump up^ “Solve for X: Saul Griffith on inflatable robots” .
  5. Jump up^ “Novel, Disruptive Approaches to Heliostat Design” .
  6. Jump up^ “Conformable Tank” .
  7. Jump up^ Holthouse, David (December 6, 2007). “How $ 500,000 kan save the world” . Fortune Small Business . Retrieved September 19, 2010 .
  8. Jump up^ “September 15, 2010” . The Colbert Report . September 15, 2010. Comedy Central.