ICRA 2012 Paper Abstract


Paper WeD09.8

Boxerbaum, Alexander (Case Western Reserve University), Horchler, Andrew (Case Western Reserve University), Shaw, Kendrick (Case Western Reserve University), Chiel, Hillel (Case Western Reserve University), Quinn, Roger, D. (Case Western Reserve University)

Worms, Waves and Robots

Scheduled for presentation during the Video Session "Video Session" (WeD09), Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 17:05−17:10, Meeting Room 9 (Sa)

2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, May 14-18, 2012, RiverCentre, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

This information is tentative and subject to change. Compiled on June 19, 2018

Keywords Soft Material Robotics, Biologically-Inspired Robots, Mechanism Design of Mobile Robots


The Biologically Inspired Robotics group at Case Western Reserve University has developed several innovative designs for a new kind of robot that uses peristalsis, the method of locomotion used by earthworms. Unlike previous wormlike robots, our concept uses a continuously deformable outer mesh that interpolates the body position between discrete actuators. Here, we summarize our progress with this soft hyper-redundant robot.



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