4th IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics April 12-16, 2021 at Yale University, USA
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Last updated on March 31, 2021. This conference program is tentative and subject to change

Technical Program for Thursday April 15, 2021

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Thu3O Room T1
Advanced Manufacturing and 3D Printing Oral
11:25-11:40, Paper Thu3O.1 
3D Printed Soft Extension Actuator

Chen, Chao-YuNational University of Singapore
Khin, Phone MayNational University of Singapore
Yeow, Chen-HuaNational University of Singapore
11:40-11:55, Paper Thu3O.2 
Automated Fiber Embedding for Soft Mechatronic Components

Stalin, ThileepanSingapore University of Technology and Design
Jain, SnehalSUTD
Thanigaivel, Naresh KumarSingapore University of Technology and Design
Teoh, Joanne Ee MeiSingapore University of Technology and Design
Plamootil Mathai, Aby RajSingapore University of Technology and Design
Valdivia y Alvarado, PabloSingapore University of Technology and Design, MIT
11:55-12:10, Paper Thu3O.3 
A Recipe for Electrically-Driven Soft Robots Via 3D Printed Handed Shearing Auxetics

Truby, Ryan L.Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Chin, LillianMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Rus, DanielaMIT
12:10-12:25, Paper Thu3O.4 
Shape, Size, and Fabrication Effects in 3D Printed Granular Jamming Grippers

Howard, DavidCSIRO
O'Connor, Jack AnthonyCSIRO
Brett, JamesAutonomous Systems Lab, Data61, CSIRO
Delaney, Gary WCSIRO Data61
Thu5O Room T1
Modeling and Simulation Oral
12:50-13:05, Paper Thu5O.1 
Soft IK with Stiffness Control

Bern, JamesMIT
Rus, DanielaMIT
13:05-13:20, Paper Thu5O.2 
Simple Flagellated Soft Robot for Locomotion Near Air-Fluid Interface

Du, YayunUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Miller, AndrewUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Khalid Jawed, MohammadUniversity of California, Los Angeles
13:20-13:35, Paper Thu5O.3 
Coupling Numerical Deformable Models in Global and Reduced Coordinates for the Simulation of the Direct and the Inverse Kinematics of Soft Robots

Adagolodjo, YinoussaINRIA France
Renda, FedericoKhalifa University of Science and Technology
Duriez, ChristianINRIA
13:35-13:50, Paper Thu5O.4 
Detangling Hair Using Feedback-Driven Robotic Brushing

Hughes, JosieMIT
Plumb-Reyes, Thomas BoltonHarvard
Charles, NicholasHarvard University
Mahadevan, LHarvard University
Rus, DanielaMIT
Thu8O Room T1
Tendon, Wire, and String Mechanisms Oral
15:25-15:40, Paper Thu8O.1 
A Large-Scale, Light-Weight, and Soft Braided Robot Manipulator with Rapid Expansion Capabilities

Stoy, KasperIT University of Copenhagen
Walker, KathrynUniversity of Bristol
Nielsen, Stig AntonIT-University Copenhagen
Ayres, PhilThe Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture,
Heinrich, Mary KatherineUniversité Libre De Bruxelles
Leon, DavidKADK
Cheheltan, AshkanUdK Berlin, CITA Copenhagen
15:40-15:55, Paper Thu8O.2 
Evaluation and Characterization of Tendon Routing Methods for Soft, Flexible Foam Robots

Moore, EllaCarnegie Mellon University
McCann, JamesCarnegie Mellon University
15:55-16:10, Paper Thu8O.3 
Experimental Characterization and Modeling of the Self-Sensing Property in Compliant Twisted String Actuators

Bombara, DavidUniversity of Nevada Reno
Konda, RevanthUniversity of Nevada Reno
Zhang, JunUniversity of Nevada Reno
16:10-16:25, Paper Thu8O.4 
Novel Twisted and Coiled Polymer Fiber Actuator Fabricated from Polymer-Coated Optical Fiber

Masuya, KenTokyo Institute of Technology
Tahara, KenjiKyushu University
Interactive Poster Session: Communications & Late Breaking Results Interactive
16:30-17:30, Paper Thu9Pos.1 
Toward Industrial Silicone 3D Printing of Soft Robots

Weigand, FelixFraunhofer Research Institution for Additive Manufacturing Techn
Nguyen, Anh MinhFraunhofer Research Institution for Additive Manufacturing Techn
Wolff, Jan Erik HermannFraunhofer Research Institution for Additive Manufacturing Techn
Seibel, ArthurFraunhofer Research Institution for Additive Manufacturing Techn
16:30-17:30, Paper Thu9Pos.2 
Model-Based Control Can Improve the Performance of Artificial Cilia

Milana, EdoardoKU Leuven
Stella, FrancescoTU Delft
Gorissen, BenjaminHarvard University
Reynaerts, DominiekDept. Mechanical Engineering, K.U.Leuven
Della Santina, CosimoTU Delft
16:30-17:30, Paper Thu9Pos.3 
Finite Element Analysis of Magnetorheological Elastomers for Stiffness Variation in Soft Robots

Seyidoğlu, BurcuBoğaziçi University
Atakuru, TaylanBoğaziçi University
Uyanık, KübraMiddle East Technical University
Samur, EvrenBogazici University
16:30-17:30, Paper Thu9Pos.4 
Remote Control of a Soft Walking Robot

Schiller, LarsHamburg University of Technology
Seibel, ArthurHamburg University of Technology
16:30-17:30, Paper Thu9Pos.5 
Compression Behavior of Typical Silicone Rubbers for Soft Robotics Applications at Elevated Temperatures

Utkan, DorukHamburg University of Technology TUHH, 21073 Hamburg, Germany
Maruthavanan, DuraikannanHamburg University of Technology TUHH, 21073 Hamburg, Germany
Schimanowski, AlexHamburg University of Technology TUHH, 21073 Hamburg, Germany
Seibel, ArthurFraunhofer Research Institution for Additive Manufacturing Techn
16:30-17:30, Paper Thu9Pos.6 
VENOM: Versatile, Adhesive, and Soft Material for Various Surface Adhesion

Suthisomboon, TachadolVidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology
Rukpanich, ThatthepVidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology
Asawalertsak, NarisVidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology (VISTEC)
Borijindakul, PongsiriNanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Ji, AihongNanjing University of Aeronautics Ans Astronautics
Dai, ZhendongNanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Manoonpong, PoramateThe Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute, University of Southern De
16:30-17:30, Paper Thu9Pos.7 
An All Soft, Electro-Pneumatic Controller for Soft Robots

Garrad, MartinUniversity of Bristol
Feeney, IsabellaWorcester Polytechnic Institute
Conn, AndrewUniversity of Bristol
Rossiter, JonathanUniversity of Bristol
Nemitz, MarkusWorcester Polytechnic Institute
Hauser, HelmutUniversity of Bristol
16:30-17:30, Paper Thu9Pos.8 
A 3D Printable Origami Vacuum Pneumatic Artificial Muscle with Fast and Powerful Motion

Zhang, ZhuangShanghai Jiao Tong University
Fan, WeichengShanghai Jiao Tong University
Chen, GenliangShanghai Jiao Tong University
Luo, JunjieShanghai Jiao Tong University
Lu, QiujieImperial College London
Wang, HaoShanghai Jiao Tong University
16:30-17:30, Paper Thu9Pos.9 
Topological Study on the Design of Soft Strain Sensors for Simultaneous Multi-Point Contact Localization

Costi, LeoneUniversity of Cambridge
George Thuruthel, ThomasBio-Inspired Robotics Lab, University of Cambridge
Iida, FumiyaUniversity of Cambridge
16:30-17:30, Paper Thu9Pos.10 
BPActuators: Lightweight and Low-Cost Soft Actuators by Balloons and Plastics

Qi, QiukaiJapan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Yoshida, ShogoJapan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Kakihana, GenkiJapan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Torii, TakumaJapan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Ho, VanJapan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Xie, HaoranJapan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
16:30-17:30, Paper Thu9Pos.11 
Characteristic Evaluation of Dielectric Elastomer Actuator Based on the Stretchable Electrode Density

Murakami, TaichiShibaura Institute of Technology
Minaminosono, AyatoShibaura Institute of Thechnology
Wiranata, ArdiShibaura Institute of Technology
Okabe, HozumaShibaura Institute of Technology
Shigemune, HirokiShibaura Institute of Technology
Maeda, ShingoShibaura Institute of Technology
16:30-17:30, Paper Thu9Pos.12 
Design, Fabrication, and Characterization of a Helical Twisting, Contracting, and Bending Fabric Soft Continuum Actuator

Pham, Huy NguyenArizona State University
Mohd, Imran Irfan BinArizona State University
Duford, KatherineArizona State University
Bao, XiongArizona State University
Zhang, WenlongArizona State University
16:30-17:30, Paper Thu9Pos.13 
Miniaturized Untethered Soft Robots Using Hydrogel-Based Soft Voxel Actuators

Khodambashi Emami, RoozbehArizona State University
Berman, SpringArizona State University
He, XiminUniversity of California
Aukes, DanielArizona State University
16:30-17:30, Paper Thu9Pos.14 
M-SAM: Miniature and Soft Artificial Muscle-Driven Wearable Robotic Fabric Exosuit for Upper Limb Augmentation

Sy, Luke WicentUniversity of New South Wales
Hoang, Trung ThienUniversity of New South Wales
Mattia, BussuETH
Thai, Mai ThanhUniversity of New South Wales
Phan, Phuoc ThienUniversity of New South Wales
Low, HarrisonUniversity of New South Wales
David, TsaiUNSW
Matthew, BrodieUNSW
Lovell, NigelUniversity of New South Wales
Do, Thanh NhoUniversity of New South Wales
16:30-17:30, Paper Thu9Pos.15 
Binding Hand Mechanism for an Aerial Working Robot

Matsuno, TakahiroRitsumeikan Univ.
Arimoto, KokiRitsumeikan University
Katsuma, TatsuroRitsumeikan Univ.
Hirai, ShinichiRitsumeikan Univ.
16:30-17:30, Paper Thu9Pos.16 
Integration of a Conductive Fabric Based Proximity Sensor into Variable Stiffness Link with Two Axes and Two Links

Ishihara, ManaRitsumeikan University
Matsuno, TakahiroRitsumeikan Univ.
Althoefer, KasparQueen Mary University of London
Hirai, ShinichiRitsumeikan Univ.
16:30-17:30, Paper Thu9Pos.17 
Compliant Motor Driven Linear Bi-Layer Actuators

Chandrasekaran, SuveshaUniversity of Washington, Seattle.
Good, IanUniversity of Washington
Lipton, JeffreyUniversity of Washington
16:30-17:30, Paper Thu9Pos.18 
Development of a Soft Self-Propelling Expandable Probe

Sakes, AimeeTU Delft
Van Gelder, SebastiaanDelft University of Technology
Breedveld, PaulTU Delft
16:30-17:30, Paper Thu9Pos.19 
A Hydrogel-Based Ionic Diode Array for Robotic Tactile Sensing

Xu, PengfeiUniversity of Toronto
Liu, XinyuUniversity of Toronto
16:30-17:30, Paper Thu9Pos.20 
Plant-Inspired Behavior Controller for Soft Robot Arms

Ansari, YasminScuola Superiore Sant Anna
Falotico, EgidioScuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Laschi, CeciliaNational University of Singapore
16:30-17:30, Paper Thu9Pos.21 
Soft Strain Activated Valves in Soft Robots

Khan, RafidUniversity of Alberta
Sameoto, DanUniversity of Alberta
16:30-17:30, Paper Thu9Pos.22 
Cavatappi Artificial Muscles

Ruiz, DiegoNorthern Arizona University
Shafer, MichaelNorthern Arizona University
Feigenbaum, HeidiNorthern Arizona University
16:30-17:30, Paper Thu9Pos.23 
The Electrostatic Bellow Muscle – Multifunctional Actuator and Energy Harvester

Sirbu, Ion-DanUniversity of Trento
Moretti, GiacomoScuola Sant'Anna
Dirè, SandraUniversity of Trento
Fambri, LucaUniversity of Trento
Vertechy, RoccoUniversity of Bologna
Fontana, MarcoScuola Superiore Sant'Anna
16:30-17:30, Paper Thu9Pos.24 
Fractured Infill for Optimized Stacking Prints and Jamming Actuators

Liang, TianshuoDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta
Sameoto, DanUniversity of Alberta
16:30-17:30, Paper Thu9Pos.25 
Design Parameters for Stacked-Ribbon Shape-Memory Alloy Bending Actuators

Buckner, TrevorYale University
Kramer-Bottiglio, RebeccaYale University




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