- Puffy is a robot that socializes and can help children navigate through emotions through storytelling and gameplay using lights and voice interaction.
Alessandro Ubaldi, Mirko Gelsomini, Marzia Degiorgi, Giulia Leonardi, Simone Penati, Noëlie Ramuzat, Jacopo Silvestri, and Franca Garzotto. Puffy, a friendly inflatable social robot. In Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA ‘18, 1. Association for Computing Machinery, 2018. doi:10.1145/3170427.3186595.
2. This paper explores a manta ray soft robot in which the actuation system uses geometrical and material non-linearity and is fabricated with rubber, to tie it closer to the biological inspiration for the robot.
Koichi Suzumori, Satoshi Endo, Takefumi Kanda, Naomi Kato, and Hiroyoshi Suzuki. A bending pneumatic rubber actuator realizing soft-bodied manta swimming robot. Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pages 4975–4980, April 2007. doi:10.1109/ROBOT.2007.364246.
3. This paper analyzes the emergence of a soft inflatable robot to prevent injuries that can be caused by rigid robots collisions through inflation and deflation.
T. Kim, S. J. Yoon, and Y. Park. Soft inflatable sensing modules for safe and interactive robots. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 3(4):3216–3223, 2018. doi:10.1109/LRA.2018.2850971.