SUTD: Tien Van Truong, Vincent S. Joseph, Thileepan Stalin, Theo Calais, Shien Yang Lee and Pablo Valdivia y Alvarado
Washington State University: Narasimha Boddeti
University of Colorado Denver: Martin L. Dunn
An integrated design optimisation and fabrication workflow opens new opportunities for tailoring the mechanical properties of soft machines.
By combining two distinct approaches into an integrated workflow, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) researchers have developed a novel automated process for designing and fabricating customised soft robots. Their method, published in Advanced Materials Technologies, can be applied to other kinds of soft robots—allowing their mechanical properties to be tailored in an accessible manner.
You can find more details at https://www.sutd.edu.sg/Research/Research-News/2021/7/A-universal-approach-to-tailoring-soft-robots