Exercise 1 – Gia Marino

In this research, they looked at magnet connection with soft materials. They did a lot of force testing and found that magnet connectors are quick and easy but do have less strength than previously tested connectors.

J. -Y. Lee and K. -J. Cho, “Development of magnet connection of modular units for soft robotics,” 2017 14th International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots and Ambient Intelligence (URAI), Jeju, Korea (South), 2017, pp. 65-67, doi: 10.1109/URAI.2017.7992886.

This article looked at how the soft mechanics of animals’ bodies could inspire tissue engineering to produce ways soft materials can make processes more efficient based on worms’, caterpillars’, and octopuses’ movements and hunting.

Sangbae Kim, Cecilia Laschi, Barry Trimmer, Soft robotics: a bioinspired evolution in robotics, Trends in Biotechnology, Volume 31, Issue 5, 2013, Pages 287-294, ISSN 0167-7799, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tibtech.2013.03.002.

This article looks into making a more robust human sensing using a soft suit that conforms to the body so that the suit doesn’t hinder natural movements and still collects data accurately.

Yiğit Mengüç, Yong-Lae Park, Hao Pei, Daniel Vogt, Patrick M. Aubin, Ethan Winchell, Lowell Fluke, Leia Stirling, Robert J. Wood, and Conor J. Walsh. Wearable soft sensing suit for human gait measurement. The International Journal of Robotics Research, 33(14):1748–1764, December 2014. doi:10.1177/0278364914543793.

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