- PneUI is an interface that allows for the design and fabrication of pneumatic soft robots using multilayered composite materials.
Lining Yao, Ryuma Niiyama, Jifei Ou, Sean Follmer, Clark Della Silva, and Hiroshi Ishii. PneUI: pneumatically actuated soft composite materials for shape changing interfaces. In Proceedings of the 26th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology, UIST ‘13, 13–22. Association for Computing Machinery, 2013. doi:10.1145/2501988.2502037.
2. DefeXtiles, tulle fabrics fabricated with Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D printers, can be made for many soft robotics applications by minimizing gaps in under-extrusion printing.
Jack Forman, Mustafa Doga Dogan, Hamilton Forsythe, and Hiroshi Ishii. DefeXtiles: 3d printing quasi-woven fabric via under-extrusion. In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, 1222–1233. ACM, 2020. doi:10.1145/3379337.3415876
3. This paper suggests laser cutting as a quick and efficient fabrication method for thin soft actuators and robots, due to its 2D nature.
Amir Ali Amiri Moghadam, Seyedhamidreza Alaie, Suborna Deb Nath, Mahdie Aghasizade Shaarbaf, James K. Min, Simon Dunham, and Bobak Mosadegh. Laser cutting as a rapid method for fabricating thin soft pneumatic actuators and robots. Soft Robotics, 5(4):443–451, 2018. Publisher: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. doi:10.1089/soro.2017.0069.