Julian Winand, Stanislav Gorb
Tarsal chains of insects are unique grasping and locomotion devices that require very little actuation to perform their function, in some cases going down to even a single tendon/muscle. In spite of this, they are able to adapt to a large range of tasks. This phenomenon is commonly called morphological encoding or morphological computation. This project aims to capitalize on this approach to design a novel soft-robotic end effector.