EMERGE’s findings will be communicated at scientific conferences and published in open-access journals. Find below the current list of publications.

Learning 3D shape proprioception for continuum soft robots with multiple magnetic sensors

This letter proposes to use magnetic sensors fully integrated into the robot to achieve proprioception, and a neural architecture to make sense of the highly nonlinear relationship between the perceived intensity of the magnetic field and the shape of the robot.

T. Baaij et al., Soft Matter, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 44–56, 2023, DOI: 10.1039/D2SM00914E.

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Model-Based Control of Soft Robots: A Survey of the State of the Art and Open Challenges

In continuum soft robotics, softness is not concentrated at the joint level but instead distributed across the whole structure. As a result, soft robots (henceforth, omitting the adjective continuum) are entirely made of continuously deformable elements.

C. Della Santina, C. Duriez and D. Rus, IEEE Control Systems Magazine, vol. 43, no. 3, pp. 30-65, June 2023, DOI: 10.1109/MCS.2023.3253419.

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Modelling Handed Shearing Auxetics: Selective Piecewise Constant Strain Kinematics and Dynamic Simulation

This paper proposes two key components extending discrete Cosserat rod model (DCM) to allow for modeling Handed Shearing Auxetics (HSAs) for electrically-actuated continuum soft robots.

M. Stölzle, L. Chin, R. L. Truby, D. Rus and C. D. Santina, 2023 IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft), Singapore, Singapore, 2023, pp. 1-8, DOI: 10.1109/RoboSoft55895.2023.10121989.

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The Ethics of Terminology: Can We Use Human Terms to Describe AI?

The article challenges the justifications for the linguistic practices of for assigning human-like characteristics observed in the field of AI ethics and AI science communication.

Deroy, O, Topoi, 2023. DOI: 10.1007/s11245-023-09934-1.

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