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Soft robotics#

December 6th, 2022

Lily Chambers and Adriana Cabrera

Program Outline#

This class will focus in the study of a specific field in robotics, the soft robotics. Unlike rigid robots we are mostly used to, soft bodied robots have similarities and performance characteristics similar to living organisms or the human body. Soft-robotics are based in Bio-inspired design or biomimicry and have applications in wearables, rehabilitation prosthetics, surgical robots, rescuing and others. We will focus on the fabrication of soft actuators, sensors and grippers using novel materials, artificial muscles and performative locomotion design.

References#

  • Biomimicry
  • Locomotion
  • Pneumatics
  • Flexures
  • Molding and casting

Weekly Assignment#

Visit the handbook to see the assignment criteria for this class.

Lecture notes#


Video#

2022-2023#


Lecture#

  • [Video Lecture one] coming soon

Review#

  • [Video Review one] coming soon

Tutorials#

  • coming soon


Previous years videos#

2021-2022#


Lecture#

Review#


2020-2021#


Lecture#

Review#


2019-2020#


Lecture Soft Robotics#

Review Soft Robotics#


2018-2019#


Lecture Soft Robotics#

Review Soft Robotics#