About the Authors

Jeffrey Laut

Affiliations Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering, Six MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY, United States of America, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome, Via Eudossiana 18, Rome 00185, Italy

Francesco Cappa

Affiliation Department of Business and Management, LUISS Guido Carli University, Viale Pola 12, Rome 00198, Italy

Oded Nov

Affiliation Department of Technology Management and Innovation, New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering, Five MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY, United States of America

Maurizio Porfiri

mporfiri@nyu.edu

Affiliations Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering, Six MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY, United States of America, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome, Via Eudossiana 18, Rome 00185, Italy

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JL ON MP. Performed the experiments: JL FC. Analyzed the data: JL FC ON MP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JL ON MP. Wrote the paper: JL ON MP. Developed the experimental setup: JL.