search

UMD    CORE





A new book on the field of soft robotics, edited by Maryland Robotics Center Director and Professor Derek Paley (AE/ISR) and Professor Norman Wereley, Chair of the Department of Aerospace Engineering, has been published by Springer.

Bioinspired Sensing, Actuation, and Control in Underwater Soft Robotic Systems includes 15 chapters detailing representative state-of-the-art research in this emerging ?eld, with a special focus on bioinspired soft robotics for underwater applications.

Soft robotics seeks to replace traditional rigid robotic components with sensors and actuators that achieve greater flexibility and degrees of freedom. Bioinspired soft robotics seek to emulate the diverse capabilities of natural systems such as elephant trunks, octopus arms and seastars through novel architectures, materials, and control designs.

This book focuses on soft robotic systems that are designed to operate underwater. Topics include novel materials, sensors, actuators, and system design for distributed estimation and control of soft robotic appendages. The book is a comprehensive snapshot of the latest advances, with tutorial and original content on mechanisms and motion, materials and muscles, biological analysis and design, and modeling and control.

Examples are primarily drawn from, but not limited to, the ongoing research program in bioinspired autonomous systems sponsored by the O?ce of Naval Research. This program has stimulated cross?disciplinary research in biology, material science, computational mechanics, and systems and control for the purpose of creating novel robotic appendages for maritime applications.



Related Articles:
UMD UAS Test Site Team Assists EPA and NSWC Indian Head Division
Maryland Robotics Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary
The Path to Urban Air Mobility...And Beyond
With More Drones in the Sky, Safety Awareness is Critical
American Helicopter Museum Honors UMD Organ Flight
MRC Faculty and Researchers to Present 16 Papers at International Robotics Conference - IROS 2020
History-Making Organ Flight Honored with Industry Award
Survivability as Sensor
Navigating the "New Normal": A Role for UAS
UMD Student Team Advances in UAS Competition

November 10, 2020


«Previous Story  

 

 

Current Headlines

Nayak, Redhal Receive Outstanding Research Assistant Awards

Three Clark School Professors Receive Competitive DURIP Grants

UMD UAS Test Site Team Assists EPA and NSWC Indian Head Division

Maryland Robotics Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Honoring a Legend: Remember Former Dean George Dieter

Sutherland Wins First Place in SAMPE Research Competition

The Path to Urban Air Mobility...And Beyond

With More Drones in the Sky, Safety Awareness is Critical

UAS Route Network Over Chesapeake Bay Could Transform Aviation

Anderson Awarded AIAA 2021 Summerfield Book Award

 
 
Back to top  
CORE Home Clark School Home UMD Home Aerospace Engineering