Soft Robotics for Highly Interactable Collaborative Machines

Soft Robotics seeks to design physical systems that are more interactable with the natural world. To achieve this, it employs soft components such as soft sensors and actuators, and creates soft mechanisms using formal design methods such as origami or kirigami.

 

My research aims to create high-performing, safe and resilient soft mechanisms and components for the following industries:

  • Robot mobility & manipulation-  with a focus on attachment-assisted mobility mechanisms and stiffness-controllable end-effectors.
  • Manufacturing- highly interactable robotic systems for future factories, novel methods for 3D printing of soft materials and components.
  • Wearable and medical technologies- shape and tactile sensors, haptic interfaces, and rehabilitation and medical devices.

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