Day 3: (Mon Feb 8, Week 2) Lateral Literature Search¶
Notes for 2021-02-08.
Due before next class: Exercise: Lateral Literature Search
Looking ahead: for the next exercise next week we’ll try searching art literature.
Lateral search demo (related to exercise):
Starting with Jennifer Frame, Nick Lopez, Oscar Curet, and Erik D. Engeberg. Thrust force characterization of free-swimming soft robotic jellyfish. Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, 2018, doi:10.1088/1748-3190/aadcb3 [R30].
Choose a root paper: Villanueva A, Smith C and Priya S, 2011. A biomimetic robotic jellyfish (robojelly) actuated by shape memory alloy composite actuators. Bioinspir. Biomimet. 6 DOI: 10.1088/1748-3182/6/3/036004.
Looking it up at Web of Science
Finding related works.
Review of exercise 2.
Discussion of Daniela Rus and Michael T Tolley. Design, fabrication and control of soft robots [R86].
Breakouts. A critical step in research is clearly identifying the constituent questions essential for solving a problem. This process can also be applicable to design and art inquiries.
Say hello, introduce yourselves.
Choose a human application of soft robotics. As a reminder, here are a few topics raised last class:
wearables that monitor health data
body pillow that hugs you back
Identify several questions which need to be resolved to find an innovative solution. Some prompts:
What kind of solution is possible by combining known means and methods?
What novel means would improve the result? This might include hypothetical new materials, fabrication processes, sensors, actuators, algorithms, or analytic techniques.
Choose one idea for a novel means and formulate a concept for an experiment or test which would develop it.