printablehand Printable Hand

Heads: Shinichi Hirai
Contact: Zhongkui Wang

Date: 2016 -

Mailing address:
Dept. Robotics, Ritsumeikan Univ.
Kusatsu, Shiga 525-8577, Japan

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Project Description

We will apply a 3D printer that can print soft materials to fabricate soft robotic hands with their application to soft object handling.
2017/12/13 Dr. Matsuno was nominated to Finalist for Best Conference Paper Award in SII 2017 held at Taipei.
2017/11/29-12/2 Demonstrating soft grippers and micro pneumatic valves at International Robot Exhibition
2017/11/16 "Soft Robotic Hands for Food Material Handling" at FOOMA 1Day Special Lectures
2017/10/20 Invited Presentation Soft Robotics for Locomotion and Manipulation in Special Session Soft Robotics at 17th Int. Conf. on Control, Automation and Systems (ICCAS 2017).
2017/8/10 World Business Satellite Japan (TV Tokyo) introduced our research on food modeling and printable hands.
2017/7/15 Dr. Matsuno was nominated to IEEE RCAR 2017 Best Conference Paper Finalist by Real-time Curvature Estimation of Printable Soft Gripper using Electro-conductive Yarn.
2017/6/15 Received AP Award Grand Prix at International Food Machinery and Technology Exhibition. (Univ. web page)
2017/4/30 Asahi Shimbun introdiced our soft robotics research in Door to Science.
2017/4/3 Dr. Wang's proposal for Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research "Establishment of basic design principle of pneumatically driven soft actuator" was accepted.
2017/3/14 Introduced a 3D printer Objet 350 Connex 3 (Stratasys Ltd.), which can apply three different materials and print a soft part using rubber-like material.


Name Title Degree
Zhongkui Wang Ritsumeikan University Ph.D
Yuuki Torigoe Graduated


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