We will develop a soft robot hand with proprioception to be used in the HSR university challenge. It’s important for a robot to know the configuration of its own parts, i.e., to have proprioception. For example, in grasping an object, the robot positions the hand, and fingers carefully. In soft robotics the rules are relaxed: a soft hand can run open loop, mechanically adjusting for errors. But without proprioception the robot doesn’t know what it is doing.
[January-1-2018 to current]