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
- 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
Brancadoro M., Dimitri M., Boushaki M.N., Staderini F., Sinibaldi E., Capineri L., Cianchi F., Biffi Gentili G., Menciassi A.
A novel microwave tool for robotic liver resection in minimally invasive surgery
Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies, vol. 31, (no. 1), pp. 42-49
Meder F., Murali Babu S.P., Mazzolai B.
A plant tendril-like soft robot that grasps and anchors by exploiting its material arrangement
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters
Makvandi P., Maleki A., Shabani M., Hutton A.R.J., Kirkby M., Jamaledin R., Fang T., He J., Lee J., Mazzolai B., Donnelly R.F., Tay F.R., Chen G., Mattoli V.
Bioinspired microneedle patches: Biomimetic designs, fabrication, and biomedical applications
Matter, vol. 5, (no. 2), pp. 390-429
Adamatzky A., Ayres P., Beasley A.E., Chiolerio A., Dehshibi M.M., Gandia A., Albergati E., Mayne R., Nikolaidou A., Roberts N., Tegelaar M., Tsompanas M.-A., Phillips N., Wosten H.A.B.
BioSystems, vol. 212
Zullo L., Di Clemente A., Maiole F.
How octopus arm muscle contractile properties and anatomical organization contribute to the arm functional specialization
Journal of Experimental Biology