Rianna Jitosho

Stanford

“Soft Aerial Robots for Inspection, Manipulation, and Material Delivery”

Traditional robots are made from rigid materials, but soft robots made from compliant materials offer improved adaptability and safety in tasks requiring contact with the environment. However, one open challenge is how to achieve soft robots that are as agile and dynamic as their traditional counterparts.

ABSTRACT

Compared to traditional rigid robot manipulators, soft robot arms with inherent material compliance offer improved adaptability and safety in tasks requiring contact with the environment. However, it remains an open challenge on how to implement soft robots arms that achieve the types of agile maneuvers that their traditional counterparts are readily capable of. To address this, we focus on enabling more performant soft robots so that they can perform high-speed motions and be useful in new application areas. We explore research questions spanning hardware design, modeling and simulation, as well as motion planning and controls.
SUBMIT COMMENT OR QUESTION

4 + 3 =