Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

International Research Visitors

Visits of International Scientists

  • Ugo Chouinard was a research intern in the Defrost team from September to December 2016. He is a PhD candidate in mechanical engineering at Polytechique Montréal (Canada) and obtained the Mitacs-Globalink Research Award that allowed him to join our team for a few months. He investigated the effect of design change on the compliance of deformable manipulators. The result of his research will help to better understand and design soft robotic manipulators. Indeed, with the research he carried out, it will be easier to design robots that meet the design specifications. Furthermore, his internship might lead to further collaboration with Polytechnique Montréal for the design of soft robotics systems.

  • Alejandro Rodriguez Aguilera from the University of Granada, stayed from March to June 2016. His works on GPU computing allowed him to develop a parallelized hydraulics systems simulation and integrate it into the SOFA Framework.

  • Valentin Owczarek was a research intern in the Defrost team from March to September 2016. He worked on using genetics algorithm to generate task specific soft-robot designs.

  • During the internship of Piyush Jain (India) from April 2016 to September 2016, it was observed that it is possible to create the concept of self-contained pneumatic actuation for soft robots without the need for an external pneumatic supply.