Crawling with a soft skin: A snake-inspired soft robot for rectilinear locomotion

Snakes navigate with ease through narrow passages by moving in straight lines rather than waving their spine. Inspired by this unique locomotion skill, this project will develop an autonomous soft crawling robot that can move efficiently through complex environments. The robot propels itself by creating a harmony between its rhythmic body contractions and the friction properties of its flexible skin.

Funded by The Villum Foundation – The Villum Young Investigator Programme

Seeing without seeing through bioinspired soft touch

This project aims at giving soft robots a sense of touch by taking inspiration from tactile specialists in Nature.

Funded by The Independent Research Fund Denmark – Sapere Aude Research Leader Grant