The ESR will:

i) design and test robust mechanisms for rapid actuation of synthetic molecular machinery, constructed using techniques of structural DNA nanotechnology, using both photochemical and chemical energy sources.

ii) develop modular linear and rotary actuators

iii) implement modules capable of extended linear and rotary motion

iv) demonstrate precise, repeatable and programmable motion including extended motion between programmable end stops

v) integrate modules to produce a general-purpose multi-axis robot capable of positioning and orienting molecular components.