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)
Mazzolai B., Kraus T., Pirrone N., Kooistra L., De Simone A., Cottin A., Margheri L.
Advancing environmental intelligence through novel approaches in soft bioinspired robotics and allied technologies: I-Seed project position paper for Environmental Intelligence in Europe
ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, pp. 265-268
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
Armiento S., Mondini A., Meder F., Mazzolai B.
A plant-hybrid system for wind monitoring connected with social media
2022 IEEE 5th International Conference on Soft Robotics, RoboSoft 2022, pp. 287-292