Material Robotics (MaRo)
Bridging Materials Science and Robotics
July 15th, 2017 - 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Location: Building 34, Room 302
|945||Pecha Kucha 1|
|1100||Pecha Kucha 2|
|1200||Lunch & Posters 1|
|1330||Plenary 1: George Whitesides|
|1415||Plenary 2: Tom McKenna|
|1500||Coffee Break & Posters 2|
|1615||Breakout Group Discussions|
Pecha Kucha & Poster Schedule
|1||Vikas, Vishesh||Vikas, Vishesh||University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa||Learning locomotion in soft material robots through environment interaction|
|2||Fleming, Chloe||Fleming, C., and Menguc, Y.,||Oregon State University||Toolpath Planning for Continuous Extrusion Additive Manufacturing|
|3||Zhang, Jun||Zhang, J, and Yip, M.||University of California at San Diego||Three-Dimensional Hysteresis Modeling of Robotic Artificial Muscles with Application to Shape Memory Alloy Actuators|
|4||Stokes, Adam||McKenzie, R., and Stokes, A||The University of Edinburgh||Exploring Complexity With Low Cost, Modular, Soft Robots: Linbots|
|5||Miriyev, Aslan||Aslan Miriyev and Hod Lipson||Columbia University||Soft Robust Material for Self-Contained Electrically-Driven Soft Actuation|
|6||Russell, Loren||Wissman, J., and Majidi, C.||Carnegie Mellon University||Liquid Metal Actuator Powered by Electrochemical Manipulation of Surface Tension|
|7||Duduta, Mishu||Duduta, M., Clarke, D., and Wood, R.||Harvard University||Multilayer Dielectric Elastomer Actuators as Artificial Muscles|
|8||Hellebrekers, Tess||Hellebrekers, Tess, Ozutemiz, Kadri Bugra, Sherman, Lam, Majidi, Carmel||Carnegie Mellon University||Soft Robot Gripper with Integrated Electronic Sensing Skin|
|9||Felt, Wyatt||Wyatt, F., and Remy, C.||University of Michigan||Soft Actuators with Integrated Inductance Sensing for Material Robotics|
|10||Shah, Dylan||Joran W. Booth, Edward L. White, Michelle C. Yuen, and Rebecca Kramer-Bottiglio||Yale University||Robotic Skins for Boundary Control of Soft Bodies|
|11||Zhao, Huichan||Zhao, H., and Shepherd, R.||Cornell University||Optoelectronic Sensing for Soft Robots|
|12||Hughes, Dana||Hughes, D., Heckman, C., and Correll, N.||University of Colorado at Boulder||Terrain Sensitive Tires for Autonomous Driving|
|13||Dorsey, Kristen||Dorsey, K., Kacmoli, S., and Lazarus, N.||Smith College||A Strain-Isolated Capacitor In A Hyperelastic Substrate|
|14||Walsh, Conor||Walsh, Conor||Harvard University||Soft Materials in Wearable Robots|
|15||Ciocarlie, Matei||Ciocarlie, Matei||Columbia University||The Many Ways in which Fingertip Material Properties Affect Tactile Sensing: Lessons Learned the Hard Way|
|16||Wen, Li||Yueping Wang, Yufeng Chen, Xingbang Yang, Dylan Wainwright, Christopher Kenaley, Huan Liu, Juan Guan, James Weaver, Robert Wood, Li Wen||Beihang University||A bio- robotic remora (suckerfish) disc for underwater hitchhiking: design, fabrication, and function|
|17||Gul, Jahan Zeb||Gul, J. and Choi, K.||Jeju National University.||Multi-material Composite based Soft Catheter with Omni Directional Movement for Bio-Medical Applications|
|18||Huang, Po-Jung||Huang, P., and Kameoka, J.||Texas A&M University||Pneumatic actuated Soft Micromold (PASMO) to create 3D Collagen microparticles|
|19||Walker, Steph||Walker, S., Rueben, J., van Volkenburg, T., Hemleben, S., Grimm, C., Simonsen, J., and Menguc, Y.||Oregon State University||Using an Environmentally Benign and Degradable Elastomer in Soft Robotics|
|20||Harnett, Cindy||Harnett, C., and Wagner, B.||University of Louisville||Expanding the robotics materials set with machine embroidery|
|21||Shi, Benjamin||Shi, B., Drotman, D., Christianson, C., Lee, S., and Tolley, M.||University of California at San Diego||Towards Rapid Fabrication of Soft Robot Hands for Haptic Object Visualization|
|22||Leang, Kam||Leang, K., and Carrico, J.||University of Utah||Free-form Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) of Ionic Polymer-Metal Composites (IPMCs) for Soft Robotics|
|23||Melenbrink, Nathan||Melenbrink, N., and Werfel, J.||Harvard University||Low-cost Force-sensing Methods for Evaluating Strength and Stability in Large-scale Unsupervised Construction|
|24||Branyan, Callie||Branyan, C., and Menguc, Y.,||Oregon State University||Mechanically Pre-programming Soft Robots for Specific Shape Spaces|
|25||Wang, Lilian||Ke Yang, Ajay Dusane, Melanie Cotton, Jingjin Xie, Yanjun Wang, Xiangyu Gong, Suze Zhang, Chen Yang, Eugene Kim, Kaiyan Yu, Jingang Yi, and Aaron D. Mazzeo||Rutgers University||Aquatic and Aerodynamic Fluid-Soft Robotic Interactions|
|26||Ryan Truby||Truby, R., and Lewis, J.||Harvard University||3D Printing of Soft Materials for Robotics|
|27||Yirmibesoglu, Dogan||Yirmibesoglu, D., Morrow, J., and Menguc, Y.||Oregon State University||3D Printing Soft Robots and Design Rules|
Detailed Schedule Link
Extended abstract submission:
Notification of acceptance:
Please e-mail submissions (which we hope will include a description of your demo!) to:
Use the subject line (without quotes): "MaRo2017 Submission"
Description:The original vision of a ''robot'' introduced by Karel Capek in 1920 was that of an autonomous computing machine molded in the image of humans. Interestingly, the play begins with a discussion of the materials that make up the robots and introduces the techniques used to spin and extrude such materials into synthetic body parts and squishy computers. Apparently, it was intuitive to imagine robots not just in our image but also from the same kind of soft materials. Considering robots as closely influenced by and contributing to the study of materials can make this vision a reality. The goal of this workshop is bring together researchers in robotics and material science to learn from each other, and identify the research challenges and applications of robotic materials.
The workshop combines extremely focused spotlight talks (less than 5 minutes) with interactive breakout sessions to facilitate discussion and communication between the domains of materials science and robotics. Keynote talks by Harvard Prof. George Whitesides (confirmed) and Office of Naval Research (ONR) Program Officer Tom McKenna (tentative) will provide context to the history and future of the converging research efforts.
Lunch and Dinner included!: Accepted participants will be treated to lunch and dinner courtesy of CCC.
Travel support available!: Students, postdocs, and junior faculty in need of travel support should contact the organizers to discuss potential financial support from the CCC.
Call for Contributions:We are soliciting extended abstracts in the RSS or IEEE format (1-2 pages plus references. Good Example.). Accepted contributions may be presented either as extremely focused short spotlight talks or in poster sessions. Live hands-on demos are strongly encouraged for both contribution formats and will be prioritized in our selection process.
Topics broadly include (but are not limited to):
- Computation, sensing, and (wireless) communication integrated into materials.
- Large-scale distributed computation co-located with signal sources and control targets.
- Autonomous machines that exploit material properties to extend and expand normal robotic operations, such as changing appearance, stiffness or shape in response to the environment.
- Process control capabilities of materials to facilitate making of robots, e.g. additive manufacturing, 4D printing, self-assembly, etc.
- Applications in underwater robots for manipulation, soft adaptive fabrics, structures that self-monitor and morph, and multifunctional everyday objects that change shape or color for the occasion.
- Contact Person: Yigit Menguc : email@example.com : Oregon State University : Robotics and Mechanical Engineering
- Nikolaus Correll : Nikolaus.Correll@colorado.edu : University of Colorado, Boulder : Computer Science
- Jamie Paik : firstname.lastname@example.org : Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne (EPFL)
- Rebecca Kramer : email@example.com : Yale University : Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
CRA Computing Community Consortium (CCC) (Sponsor):
The mission of the Computing Research Association's Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is to catalyze the computing research community and enable the pursuit of innovative, high-impact research. CCC conducts activities that strengthen the research community, articulate compelling research visions, and align those visions with pressing national and global challenges. CCC communicates the importance of those visions to policymakers, government and industry stakeholders, the public, and the research community itself.