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
The I-Wood ERC Consolidator grant investigates the plant-fungus interactions and pioneers a new paradigm in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence by taking inspiration to the communication and behavioural abilities of the Wood Wide Web.
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
IIT Publications List
Fiorello I., Margheri L., Filippeschi C., Mazzolai B.
3D micromolding of seed-like probes for self-burying soft robots
2022 IEEE 5th International Conference on Soft Robotics, RoboSoft 2022, pp. 255-260
De Pascali C., Naselli G.A., Palagi S., Scharff R.B.N., Mazzolai B.
3D-printed biomimetic artificial muscles using soft actuators that contract and elongate
Science Robotics, vol. 7, (no. 68)