Exercise 5: Infusing Art with Technology

Throughout the course of this class, my interests have varied from scaling robots down to microscopic sizes to bio-inspired soft robots to rehabilitative wearables. I wanted to combine some of these ideas and put them in the context of artistic expression – cyborg botany. Continuing from class discussions on plants, I remembered Edwin Tinney Brewster’s
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Exercise 4: Art Inspiration

http://amorphicrobotworks.org/interactive-birds The Interactive Birds installation by Chico MacMurtrie at Amorphic Robot Works uses Inflatable Robots to create the wing-like structures of birds. What I find cool about this installation is the concept and the underlying theme that influenced the programming, rather than the actual installation itself. The “birds” are made using white fabrics that hang
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Exercise 3: Peer Review

Paper: Huang, H., Sakar, M.S., Petruska, A.J., Pané, S., & Nelson, B.J. (2016). Soft micromachines with programmable motility and morphology. Nature Communications, 7. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms12263 Referee Form: 1. Do you have any conflict of interest in reviewing this paper? No 2. Expertise. Provide your expertise in the topic area of this paper. 1 – No Knowledge
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Exercise 2: Lateral Literature Search

Paper 1: Joyee, Erina & Pan, Yayue. (2019). A Fully Three-Dimensional Printed Inchworm-Inspired Soft Robot with Magnetic Actuation. Soft Robotics. 6. https://doi.org/10.1089/soro.2018.0082. This paper details a 3D-printed, tetherless, inchworm-inspired soft robot using magnetic actuation for linear locomotion and crawling, with multi-material composition (magnetic particle–polymer composite and flexible polymer) achieving a stride length of 5mm, a
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