Events

Abstract: Architectural robots enable the re-thinking of material systems and a disruptive update of the building process. The lecture will discuss design and construction experiments conducted with/by robots at SDU CREATE and how these unfold a new approach to construction technology. Bio: Roberto Naboni, is an Associate Professor in Computational Design and Digital Fabrication at…

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Abstract Façades cover a significant amount of surfaces in cities and are in constant interaction with the environment.  Adaptive façades are multifunctional systems that are able to change their functions, features, or behaviour over time in response to changing boundary conditions or performance requirements. This lecture will address general aspects of façade design and engineering,…
Abstract: Neuromorphic processors comprise hybrid analog/digital circuits that implement hardware models of biological systems, using computational principles analogous to the ones used by the nervous systems. The neuromorphic devices exhibit very slow, biologically plausible, time constants to well match the signals they are designed to process, such that they are inherently synchronized with the real-world…
Robotics at Leeds will be holding their first in person event since the pandemic on Monday 9th Janauary 2023. If you are an academic or post-graduate student at the University of Leeds with an interst in robotics, please join us. Register online before 23rd December. All attendees will be asked to give a 5 min…
Abstract: It is not an easy task to navigate through contorted and cramped environments and then manipulate the end-effector to enable invasive operations. Surgeons have done so by hand for decades; with tool makers able to sell to aerospace mechanics for similar operations. This presentation takes this idea a step further into the exciting journey…
Abstract Robots operating in dynamic and unstructured environments must exhibit advanced forms of interaction with objects and humans. “Sense of Touch”  in robots can play a fundamental role in enhancing perceptual, cognitive and operative capabilities of robots, specifically when they physically interact with objects and humans in the environment. Many solutions to design, engineer and…
Abstract: Human beings and other biological creatures navigate unpredictable and dynamic environments by combining compliant mechanical actuators (skeletal muscle) with neural control and sensory feedback. Abiotic actuators, by contrast, have yet to match their biological counterparts in their ability to autonomously sense and adapt their form and function to changing environments. We have shown that engineered…
Speaker 1: Margaret Rox (Mechanical Engineering Department, Vanderbilt University). Margaret Rox is a 6th year PhD candidate in Professor Bob Webster’s lab at Vanderbilt University (MEDLab). She has both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering, from Lipscomb University and Vanderbilt University, respectively (2016, 2021). She will be finishing her PhD in the…
Abstract: Concentric tube robots are comprised of telescoping precurved superelastic tubes. Their shape is controlled by rotating and translating the tubes with respect to each other at their base. With diameters of 1-4mm, they are well suited for minimally invasive medical applications.  Invented just over a decade ago, the theory for designing, modeling and controlling…
Abstract: Departing from traditional types of robots, which are based on an arrangement of rigid link elements connected via joints, soft material robots are made of fundamentally different structures. With the increased interest in the use of soft materials for the creation of highly dexterous robots, soft material robotics has established itself as an important research…
Abstract Robotics and digital technologies have been changing the way we design and build. But the question today is no longer “What can we do with a robot?” but “How can we use robots for design and construction meaningfully leverage the potential of machines and algorithms to achieve more informed design and construction processes?” We…