Frictional contact interfaces are complex objects whose behavior remains far from being fully understood. At the same time, such interfaces are involved in many everyday applications, e.g. brakes, tires or gloves, so that optimizing the frictional response of such interfaces is highly desirable. In this talk, I will delineate a very simple (simplistic?) design strategy to progress toward the realization of contact interfaces with a friction law that satisfies a set of a priori specifications. I will show how far we have managed to go in that direction, and mention some of the remaining challenges.
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