Exercise 2: Paper Synopses

  1. Magworm is a robot at the centimeter level that’s composed of soft parts and magnets; it’s ability to morph, crawl, and carry loads on its tail makes for a great prospect for load-carrying tasks and pipeline inspection

Hanqing Niu, Ruoyu Feng, Yuwei Xie, Bowen Jiang, Yongzhi Sheng, Yang Yu, Hexi Baoyin, and Xiangyuan Zeng. MagWorm: a biomimetic magnet embedded worm-like soft robot. Soft Robotics, 2020. Publisher: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. doi:10.1089/soro.2019.0167.

2. The authors modeled, designed, and fabricated a novel form of soft robotics that is a DEA-based fish-type underwater robot that can successfully swim by BCF propulsion with a soft body and fixed head.

Jun Shintake, Vito Cacucciolo, Herbert Shea, and Dario Floreano. Soft biomimetic fish robot made of dielectric elastomer actuators. Soft Robotics, 5(4):466–474, 2018. Publisher: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. doi:10.1089/soro.2017.0062.

3. The paper discusses guidelines for designers and developers who work in assistive robotics and talks about the requirements behind the build and design of Puffy, a soft robot companion created for children with neurodevelopmental disorder.

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.

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