Simulating, Fabricating and Controlling a PneuNets-Gripper
Eulalie Coevoet, Damien Marchal, Olivier Goury, and Marwa ElDiwiny
This tutorial is about designing, simulating and fabricating a soft gripper made with PneuNets actuators in Sofa-SR. Sofa-SR is a modeling, simulation and control environment for soft robotics using the simulation framework Sofa for rigid and deformable mechanics, and the plugin SoftRobots. PneuNets (pneumatic networks) are a class of soft actuator originally developed by the Whitesides Research Group at Harvard. They are made up of a series of channels and chambers inside an elastomer. These channels inflate when pressurized, creating motion. With three of such actuators it is possible to make a soft gripper.
Atomistic Modelling and Simulation of Ionic Conducting Polymer
Tarmo Tamm, Marwa ElDiwiny
In this project we working on atomistic modelling of ionic electro active polymer to derive the deriving force field formula.
Bio-inspired Soft Robots for Healthcare, with Yong-Lae Park
In this episode, Yong-Lae Park is interviewed, Associate Professor at Seoul National University in South Korea, about the bio-inspired design and manufacture of soft robots and microrobots for healthcare. Park’s research goal is to analyze the design and dynamics of biological systems and transform them into robotic/mechatronic systems for human life. Some of the his projects include development of artificial skin sensors, soft Muscle Actuators, and wearable robots for human rehabilitation.
Towards using Micro and Nano Robots in the Human Body, with Peer Fischer
In this episode, Peer Fisher is interviewed, a Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Stuttgart and the Director of the Micro Nano and Molecular Systems Lab at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems. Fischer discusses micro robots that has been designed to move inside of environments similar to the human body called, “micro swimmers.” He talks about how they are fabricated, powered, and how they can move with light or “nano propellers.” Fischer also discusses simulating human tissue and the future of micro and nano robots, including how they could be a replacement for certain surgeries.
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