SMA actuators: is the technology mature enough for Soft Robotics?
SMA, Shape Memory Alloys, are material exhibiting a Martensite/Austenite phase transformation. When heated, these materials may undergo macroscopic deformations and […]
Soft Components for Soft Wearable Robotic Challenges
The latest interests in wearable technologies require softer components to improve the machine human interface. The interface design primarily requires […]
Soft Robotics: from bioinspiration to scientific challenges and technological applications
Soft robotics has strong roots in bioinspiration, as the observation of living beings clearly showed to roboticists the way how […]
Reverse engineering the euglenoid movement: from unicellular swimmers to bio-inspired micro-machines?
Euglenids are unicelluar organisms (protists) living in freshwater, which are capable of moving either by beating a flagellum, or by […]
Nature-inspired innovation: from plants and animals to soft robots
Bioinspired soft robotics is a worldwide known paradigm to develop new solutions for science and technology, giving way to a […]