Section: Research Program

Objective 4: Soft Robotic Software

Expected research results of this project are numerical methods and algorithms that require high-performance computing and suitability with robotic applications. There is no existing software support for such development. We propose to develop our own software, in a suite split into three applications:

  • The first one will facilitate the design of deformable robots by an easy passage from CAD software (for the design of the robot) to the FEM based simulation

  • The second one is an anticipative clinical simulator. The aim is to co-design the robotic assistance with the physicians, thanks to a realistic simulation of the procedure or the robotic assistance. This will facilitate the work of reflection on new clinical approaches prior any manufacturing

  • The third one is the control design software. It will provide the real-time solutions for soft robot control developed in the project.