September 2014

Highlighted News

Session on Soft Bodied Robotics at IROS 2014 chaired by Jamie Paik (EPFL) and with the keynote speech by Cecilia Laschi (The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna)

* Recently launched soft robotics toolkit, the related press release can be found here

* Special session on “soft and underactuated robotics” at ICIAfS 2014

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A low-friction passive fluid transmission and fluid-tendon soft actuator, scientific result was presented at IROS 2014

Published Journal Articles

* Related review:

* Soft manipulation:

* Soft locomotion, compliant locomotion:

* Soft sensing, artificial skin, electronic skin:

* Soft actuator, flexible actuator, compliant actuator:

* Soft robot application:

* Morphological computation, morphological change, self-organization:

* Soft matter electronics, stretchable electronics:

Conference Papers (IROS 2014)

  • A new coefficient-adaptive orthonormal basis function model structure for identifying a class of pneumatic soft actuators
  • Design of paper mechatronics: Towards a fully printed robot
  • Development of a meal assistive exoskeleton made of soft materials
  • Spatial parallel soft robotic architectures
  • Whole arm planning for a soft and highly compliant 2D robotic manipulator
  • An untethered jumping soft robot
  • Motion pattern discrimination for soft robots with morphologically flexible sensors
  • An active compliant control mode for interaction with a pneumatic soft robot
  • Conformable actuation and sensing with robotic fabric
  • Kinematics of a new class of smart actuators for soft robots based on generalized pneumatic artificial muscle

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