From Friday 30/11/12 - 3/12/12 I was asked to take part in a workshop at the University of applied Arts (Angewandte) in Vienna. The workshop was based around fabrication methods for the development of soft robotic actuators initially outlined by the Whitesides research group (Harvard). This particular method was the central focus for my research thesis on the AAC Adaptive Architecture and Computation MSc that I completed this year.
The aim of the workshop was to introduce new people to the field of soft robotics with a view to developing new perspectives.
In Particular subjects explored were:
- Fluid actuation as an
alternative to compressed air
The workshop itself was organised and hosted by The Liquid Things (2012) research project at the Angewandte, with additional contributions from Ruairi Glynn and Manuel Kretzer.
More info about the workshops and work done in this area can be seen here