R o b o S o f t The First IEEE-RAS International Conference on S o f t   R o b o t i c s LIVORNO, ITALY. APRIL 24-28, 2018
  
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Last updated on May 1, 2018. This conference program is tentative and subject to change

Technical Program for Wednesday April 25, 2018

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WePL Plenary, Pancaldi conference hall Add to My Program 
Plenary Lecture - Koichi Suzumori  
 
Chair: Iida, FumiyaUniv. of Cambridge
 
WeAT Regular, Pancaldi conference hall Add to My Program 
Biologically Inspired Soft Robots  
 
Chair: Trimmer, BarryTufts Univ
Co-Chair: Mazzolai, BarbaraIstituto Italiano Di Tecnologia
 
10:00-10:15, Paper WeAT.1 Add to My Program
Touch and See: Physical Interactions Stimulating Patterns in Artificial Cephalopod Skin
Fishman, Aaron SaulUniv. of Bristol
Catsis, SalvadorUniv. of Bristol
Homer, MartinUniv. of Bristol
Rossiter, JonathanUniv. of Bristol
 
10:15-10:30, Paper WeAT.2 Add to My Program
A Circular Pneumatic Muscle Actuator (CPMA) Inspired by Human Skeletal Muscles
Al-Ibadi, AlaaThe Univ. of Salford
Nefti-Meziani, SamiaUniv. of Salford
Davis, StevenUniv. of Salford
 
10:30-10:45, Paper WeAT.3 Add to My Program
Bioinspired Navigation in Shape Morphing Microrobots for Autonomous Targeted Drug Delivery
Huang, Hen-WeiETH Zurich
Lyttle, SeanETH Zurich
Nelson, Bradley J.ETH Zurich
 
WeBT Regular, Pancaldi conference hall Add to My Program 
Modeling and Control for Soft Robots  
 
Chair: Falotico, EgidioScuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Co-Chair: Renda, FedericoKhalifa Univ
 
11:15-12:30, Paper WeBT.1 Add to My Program
A Plant-Inspired Kinematic Model for Growing Robots
Del Dottore, EmanuelaIstituto Italiano Di Tecnologia
Mondini, AlessioIstituito Italiano Di Tecnologia
Sadeghi, AliIstituto Italiano Di Tecnologia
Mazzolai, BarbaraIstituto Italiano Di Tecnologia
 
11:15-12:30, Paper WeBT.2 Add to My Program
An Addressable Pneumatic Regulator for Distributed Control of Soft Robots
Booth, JoranYale Univ
Case, JenniferPurdue Univ
White, EdwardPurdue Univ
Shah, Dylan S.Yale Univ
Kramer-Bottiglio, RebeccaYale Univ
 
11:15-12:30, Paper WeBT.3 Add to My Program
Novel Feedforward Controller for Straight-Fiber-Type Artificial Muscle Based on an Experimental Identification Model
Suzuki, RyujiChuo Univ
Okui, ManabuChuo Univ
Iikawa, ShingoChuo Univ
Yamada, YasuyukiChuo Univ
Nakamura, TaroChuo Univ
 
11:15-12:30, Paper WeBT.4 Add to My Program
Learning Nonlinear Dynamic Models of Soft Robots for Model Predictive Control with Neural Networks
Gillespie, MorganBrigham Young Univ
Best, CharlesBrigham Young Univ
Townsend, EricBrigham Young Univ
Wingate, DavidBrigham Young Univ
Killpack, MarcBrigham Young Univ
 
11:15-12:30, Paper WeBT.5 Add to My Program
Dynamic Control of Soft Robots Interacting with the Environment
Della Santina, CosimoCentro E. Piaggio
Katzschmann, Robert KevinMassachusetts Inst. of Tech
Bicchi, AntonioUniv. Di Pisa
Rus, DanielaMIT
 
WeTT Interactive, Pancaldi conference hall Add to My Program 
Posters - Teaser Session 1  
 
Chair: Beccai, LuciaCenter for Micro-BioRobotics
Co-Chair: Manti, MariangelaScuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy
 
12:30-13:00, Paper WeTT.1 Add to My Program
Bioinspired Setae for Soft Worm Robot Locomotion
Manwell, ThomasKing's Coll. London
Guo, BinjieKing's Coll. London
Back, JungwhanKing's Coll. London
Liu, HongbinKing's Coll. London
 
12:30-13:00, Paper WeTT.2 Add to My Program
Prototype of a Fish Inspired Swimming Silk Robot
Donatelli, Cassandra M.Tufts Univ
Bradner, SarahTufts Univ
Mathews, JuanitaTufts Univ
Sanders, ErinTufts Univ
Culligan, CaseyTufts Univ
Kaplan, DavidTufts Univ
Tytell, EricTufts Univ
 
12:30-13:00, Paper WeTT.3 Add to My Program
Closed Structure Soft Robotic Gripper
Henrique Abrão Dias Paixão, PedroUniv. São Judas Tadeu
Crystal Silva Marques da Cunha, AnandaUniv. São Judas Tadeu
Bachega, Rafael PereiraIFSP
Antônio da Rocha, CarlosUniv. São Judas Tadeu
Brincalepe Campo, AlexandreInst. Federal De São Paulo
 
12:30-13:00, Paper WeTT.4 Add to My Program
From Plant Root’s Sloughing and Radial Expansion Mechanisms to a Soft Probe for Soil Exploration
Mishra, Anand KumarScuola Superiore Sant'Anna and Istituto Italiano Di Tecnologia
Tramacere, FrancescaScuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italian Inst. of Tech
Mazzolai, BarbaraIstituto Italiano Di Tecnologia
 
12:30-13:00, Paper WeTT.5 Add to My Program
Design, Fabrication and Experimental Analysis of a 3-D Soft Robotic Snake
Qin, YunWorcester Pol. Inst
Wan, ZhenyuWorcester Pol. Inst
Sun, YinanWorcester Pol. Inst
Skorina, ErikWorcester Pol. Inst
Luo, MingStanford Univ
Onal, CagdasWPI
 
12:30-13:00, Paper WeTT.6 Add to My Program
Design of a Soft Robophysical Earthworm Model
Ozkan Aydin, YaseminGeorgia Inst. of Tech
Molnar, JenniferGeorgia Inst. of Tech
Goldman, DanielGeorgia Inst. of Tech
Hammond III, Frank L.Georgia Inst. of Tech
 
12:30-13:00, Paper WeTT.7 Add to My Program
Resistance-Based Self-Sensing System of Active Self-Melting Bolt towards Autonomous Healing Structure
Nakashima, ShinsukeThe Univ. of Tokyo
Shirai, TakumaTokyo Univ
Asano, YukiThe Univ. of Tokyo
Kakiuchi, YoheiThe Univ. of Tokyo
Okada, KeiThe Univ. of Tokyo
Inaba, MasayukiThe Univ. of Tokyo
 
12:30-13:00, Paper WeTT.8 Add to My Program
A 4 DOFs Variable Stiffness Soft Module
Manfredi, LuigiUniv. of Dundee
Yue, LeiUniv. of Dundee
Zhang, JiajiaUniv. of Dundee
Cuschieri, AlfredUniv. of Dundee
 
12:30-13:00, Paper WeTT.9 Add to My Program
Compliant Electric Actuators Based on Handed Shearing Auxetics
Chin, LillianMassachusetts Inst. of Tech
Lipton, JeffreyMIT
MacCurdy, RobertCU Boulder
Romanishin, JohnMIT
Sharma, ChetanMIT
Rus, DanielaMIT
 
12:30-13:00, Paper WeTT.10 Add to My Program
Design of a Bi-Segmented Soft Actuator with Hardware Encoded Quasi-Static Inflation Sequence
Milana, EdoardoKU Leuven
Gorissen, BenjaminKULeuven
De Volder, MichaëlDepartment of Engineering, Univ. of Cambridge, Cambrdige
Reynaerts, DominiekDiv. Production Engineering, Machine Design Andautomation, K
 
12:30-13:00, Paper WeTT.11 Add to My Program
Towards Creating a Flexible Shape Sensor for Soft Robots
ALJaber, FaisalQueen Mary Univ. of London
Althoefer, KasparQueen Mary Univ. of London
 
12:30-13:00, Paper WeTT.12 Add to My Program
Exoskeleton Inflatable Robotic Arm with Thin McKibben Muscle
Kurumaya, ShunichiTokyo Inst. of Tech
Nabae, HiroyukiTokyo Inst. of Tech
Endo, GenTokyo Inst. of Tech
Suzumori, KoichiTokyo Inst. of Tech
 
12:30-13:00, Paper WeTT.13 Add to My Program
Estimating Deformation of a Thin Flexible Plate Using a Minimum Number of Angular Measurement
Matsuno, TakahiroRitsumeikan
Hirai, ShinichiRitsumeikan Univ
 
12:30-13:00, Paper WeTT.14 Add to My Program
Deformable Reflective Diaphragm Sensors for Control of Soft Pneumatically Actuated Devices
Hart, AlexanderGeorgia Inst. of Tech
Tiziani, LucasGeorgia Inst. of Tech
Jung, Ji HwanGeorgia Inst. of Tech
Hammond III, Frank L.Georgia Inst. of Tech
 
12:30-13:00, Paper WeTT.15 Add to My Program
Analytic Solutions for the Static Equilibrium Configurations of Externally Loaded Cantilever Soft Robotic Arms
Grazioso, StanislaoUniv. of Naples Federico II
Di Gironimo, GiuseppeUniv. of Napoli Federico II
Siciliano, BrunoUniv. Napoli Federico II
 
12:30-13:00, Paper WeTT.16 Add to My Program
Force Sensing Fingertip with Soft Optical Waveguides for Robotic Hands and Grippers
Jamil, BabarHanyang Univ. Univ
Kim, JaehyunHanyang Univ
Choi, YoungjinHanyang Univ
 
12:30-13:00, Paper WeTT.17 Add to My Program
3D Printed Resistive Soft Sensors
Shih, BenjaminUniv. of California, San Diego
Mayeda, JasonUniv. of California San Diego
Huo, ZhaoyuanUniv. of California, San Diego
Christianson, CalebUC San Diego
Tolley, Michael T.Univ. of California, San Diego
 
12:30-13:00, Paper WeTT.18 Add to My Program
A Flexible Sensor for Soft-Bodied Robots Based on Electrical Impedance Tomography
Visentin, FrancescoIIT
Fiorini, PaoloUniv. of Verona
 
12:30-13:00, Paper WeTT.19 Add to My Program
Design of New Sensory Soft Hand: Combining Air-Pump Actuation with Superimposed Curvature and Pressure Sensors
Nassour, JohnChemnitz Univ. of Tech
Ghadiya, VishalTu Chemnitz
Hugel, VincentUniv. of Toulon
Hamker, FredWestfälische Wilhelms Univ. Münster
 
12:30-13:00, Paper WeTT.20 Add to My Program
An Any-Resolution Distributed Pressure Localization Scheme Using a Capacitive Soft Sensor Skin
Sonar, HarshalEPFL
Yuen, Michelle Ching-SumPurdue Univ
Kramer-Bottiglio, RebeccaYale Univ
Paik, JamieEc. Pol. Federale De Lausanne
 
12:30-13:00, Paper WeTT.21 Add to My Program
Thin Soft Layered Actuator Based on a Novel Fabrication Technique
Kow, Jun WaiUniv. of Leeds
Culmer, Peter RobertUniv. of Leeds
Alazmani, AliUniv. of Leeds
 
12:30-13:00, Paper WeTT.22 Add to My Program
Soft Skin Texture Modulation for Social Robotics
Hu, YuhanMechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Zhao, ZhengnanCornell Univ
Vimal, AbheekCornell Univ
Hoffman, GuyCornell Univ
 
12:30-13:00, Paper WeTT.23 Add to My Program
Prolonging the Lifetime of Straight-Fiber-Type Pneumatic Rubber Artificial Muscle by Shape Consideration and Material Development
Kojima, AkihiroChuo Univ
Okui, ManabuChuo Univ
Yamada, YasuyukiChuo Univ
Nakamura, TaroChuo Univ
 
12:30-13:00, Paper WeTT.24 Add to My Program
Ceiling Continuum Arm with Extensible Pneumatic Actuators for Desktop Workspace
Yukisawa, TaigoThe Univ. of Tokyo
Nishikawa, SatoshiUniv. of Tokyo
Niiyama, RyumaUniv. of Tokyo
Kawahara, YoshihiroThe Univ. of Tokyo
Kuniyoshi, YasuoThe Univ. of Tokyo
 
12:30-13:00, Paper WeTT.25 Add to My Program
Strain Sensor-Embedded Soft Pneumatic Actuators for Extension and Bending Feedback
Yuen, Michelle Ching-SumPurdue Univ
Kramer-Bottiglio, RebeccaYale Univ
Paik, JamieEc. Pol. Federale De Lausanne
 
12:30-13:00, Paper WeTT.26 Add to My Program
Development and Experimental Assessment of a Flexible Robot Fin
Gkliva, RozaTallinn Univ. of Tech
Sfakiotakis, MichaelTech. Educational Inst. of Crete
Kruusmaa, MaarjaTallinn Univ. of Tech
 
12:30-13:00, Paper WeTT.27 Add to My Program
Helically Wound Soft Actuators for Torsion Control
Olson, GinaOregon State Univ
Menguc, YigitOregon State Univ
 
12:30-13:00, Paper WeTT.28 Add to My Program
Mechanical Assembly of Soft Deployable Structures and Robots
Wang, WeiSeoul National Univ
Ahn, Sung-HoonSeoul National Univ
 
WeIN Interactive, Sala Stucchi @Palazzo Add to My Program 
Posters - Interactive Session 1  
 
 
WeCT Regular, Pancaldi conference hall Add to My Program 
Force and Tactile Sensing  
 
Chair: Beccai, LuciaCenter for Micro-BioRobotics
Co-Chair: Menguc, YigitOregon State Univ
 
15:30-15:45, Paper WeCT.1 Add to My Program
Measurement of Tissue Stiffness Using Soft Ega-In Sensors and Pressure Application
Bira, NicholasOregon State Univ
Menguc, YigitOregon State Univ
 
15:45-16:00, Paper WeCT.2 Add to My Program
Electromechanical Behavior of Soft Porous Capacitive Sensors
Totaro, MassimoIstituto Italiano Di Tecnologia
Beccai, LuciaCenter for Micro-BioRobotics
 
16:00-16:15, Paper WeCT.3 Add to My Program
MultiTip: A Multimodal Mechano-Thermal Soft Fingertip
Soter, GaborUniv. of Bristol
Conn, AndrewUniv. of Bristol
Hauser, HelmutUniv. of Bristol
Lepora, NathanUniv. of Bristol
Rossiter, JonathanUniv. of Bristol
 
WeDT Regular, Pancaldi conference hall Add to My Program 
Flexible Robots and Mechanism Design  
 
Chair: Althoefer, KasparQueen Mary Univ. of London
Co-Chair: Cianchetti, MatteoScuola Superiore Sant'Anna
 
16:15-16:30, Paper WeDT.1 Add to My Program
Helical Actuation on a Soft Inflated Robot Body
Blumenschein, LauraStanford Univ
Usevitch, NathanStanford
Do, BrianStanford Univ
Hawkes, Elliot WrightUniv. of California, Santa Barbara
Okamura, Allison M.Stanford Univ
 
16:30-16:45, Paper WeDT.2 Add to My Program
Fluidical Bending Actuator Designed for Soft Octopus Robot Tentacle
Fras, JanQueen Mary Univ. of London
Maciaś, MateuszIndustrial Res. Inst. for Automation and Measurements
Noh, YohanKing's Coll. London
Althoefer, KasparQueen Mary Univ. of London
 
16:45-17:00, Paper WeDT.3 Add to My Program
Preliminary Experimental Study on Variable Stiffness Structures Based on Fiber Jamming for Soft Robots
Brancadoro, MargheritaScuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Manti, MariangelaScuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy
Tognarelli, SeleneScuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Cianchetti, MatteoScuola Superiore Sant'Anna
 
WeET Regular, Pancaldi conference hall Add to My Program 
Haptics and Haptic Interfaces  
 
Chair: Shepherd, RobertCornell Univ
Co-Chair: Nanayakkara, ThrishanthaImperial Coll. London
 
17:00-17:15, Paper WeET.1 Add to My Program
A Variable Shape and Variable Stiffness Controller for Haptic Virtual Interactions
Mac Murray, BenjaminCornell Univ
Peele, BryanCornell Univ
Xu, Patricia ACornell Univ
Spjut, JosefNVIDIA Corp
Shapira, OmerNVIDIA
Luebke, DavidNVIDIA
Shepherd, RobertCornell Univ
 
17:15-17:30, Paper WeET.2 Add to My Program
Soft Wearable Non-Vibratory Tactile Displays
Boys, HughQueen Mary Univ. of London
Frediani, GabrieleUniv. of Florence
Ghilardi, MicheleQueen Mary Univ. of London
Poslad, StefanQueen Mary Univ. of London
Busfield, JamesQueen Mary Univ. of London
Carpi, FedericoUniv. of Florence
 
17:30-17:45, Paper WeET.3 Add to My Program
Tough, Bendable and Stretchable Tactile Sensors Array for Covering Robot Surfaces
Hirai, YujiKanazawa Univ
Suzuki, YosukeKanazawa Univ
Tsuji, TokuoKanazawa Univ
Watanabe, TetsuyouKanazawa Univ

 
 

 
 

 

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