Inflatable soft robots are much more than soft actuators for gripping delicate objects. They are rich dynamic structures capable of memory and computations all on their own. Carefully designed soft robotic systems therefore do not require any electronic control at all to perform complex functions. Instead, their geometry and materials automatically react to stimuli from … Continue reading Modelling embodied intelligence in soft fluidic networks with FONS
What is the role of control in soft robots, and what are the challenges ahead for the soft robotics community. I am discussing this and much more in this episode of the Soft Robotics Podcast series.
Last semester, the students of the second bachelor in engineering at the KU Leuven worked for three months on their problem solving and design skills with a course project. Seven teams took on the challenge to design and create a prototype for an untethered hand prosthesis featuring soft robotic actuators. The demoday in December at … Continue reading Bachelor project: soft robot hand prosthesis