Welcome to BSR
WELCOME TO BIOINSPIRED SOFT ROBOTICS
"From Nature To Nature” - A mutual combination of biology and engineering
A highly multidisciplinary approach to designing and developing new technologies, taking inspiration from nature and, at the same time, revealing new biological phenomena.
[BSR] - Projects
I-Seed aims at developing a new generation of self-deployable and biodegradable soft miniaturized robots, inspired by the morphology and dispersion abilities of plant seeds.
GrowBot proposes a disruptively new paradigm of movement in robotics inspired by the moving-by-growing abilities of climbing plants and their ability to negotiate voids.
RoboCom++ gathers the community and organises the knowledge necessary to rethink the design principles and fabrication technologies of future robots.
EOLO aims at the development of biohybrid systems for the energy harvesting from plants.
SMASH aims at creating a collaborative, modular, and integrated robotic ecosystem for the monitoring and sustainable management of agricultural crops.
BSR Application Challenges
- Crop monitoring
- Soil exploration
- Monitoring and exploration
- Supply of provisions
- Green energy harvesting
- Environmental monitoring
- Delicate manipulation
- Challenging environments
- Functional materials
- Reversible attachment
- Safe human-interaction
- Assisted living
IIT Publications List
Fan J., Visentin F., Del Dottore E., Mazzolai B.
An image-based method for the morphological analysis of tendrils with 2d piece-wise clothoid approximation model
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 12413 LNAI, pp. 68-79
Meder F., Thielen M., Naselli G.A., Taccola S., Speck T., Mazzolai B.
Biohybrid wind energy generators based on living plants
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 12413 LNAI, pp. 234-244
Laschi C., Mazzolai B.
Bioinspired materials and approaches for soft robotics
MRS Bulletin, vol. 46, (no. 4), pp. 345-349
Loshchilov I., Del Dottore E., Mazzolai B., Floreano D.
Conditions for the emergence of circumnutations in plant roots
PLoS ONE, vol. 16, (no. 5 May)
Mazzotta A., Carlotti M., Mattoli V.
Conformable on-skin devices for thermo-electro-tactile stimulation: Materials, design, and fabrication
Materials Advances, vol. 2, (no. 6), pp. 1787-1820