Two Research Groups Visiting our Lab
Last week, on Monday, we had the pleasure of hosting Professor Koh Hosoda from Kyoto University, a renowned figure in the field of soft robotics, along with his esteemed colleagues. Professor Hosoda delivered an insightful presentation, delving into the fascinating aspects of soft-bodied robotics and the methods employed to impart flexibility to these machines. He shared the findings of his pioneering experiments conducted during his work at Osaka University, with a specific focus on the development of soft, sensitive artificial skin and the realization of adaptive locomotion.
After the enlightening talk, we conducted a tour of our laboratory and the Robotics Systems Lab, where we showcased our latest works.
Later in the same week, on Thursday, we had the privilege of welcoming Professor Jee-Hwan Ryu from KASIT, along with Dr. Gihoon Yang, Dr. Kwanghyun Lee, and Dr. Hochul Shin. Professor Ryu is a recognized expert in the fields of Haptic Interfaces and Teleoperation. In his presentation, he provided a comprehensive overview of his research work, with a particular emphasis on the stable and transparent control of haptic and telerobotic systems.
Additionally, Professor Ryu explored his innovative work on soft robotics and novel actuators at the IRiS Lab. His presentation centered around the development of wearable exosuits driven by muscle-like soft tendon-based actuators, known as the Twisted String Actuator (TSA), and he highlighted its various practical applications, ranging from construction and agriculture to rehabilitation.
Following this seminar, we once again offered our guests a tour of our laboratory facilities, wherein we presented our most recent achievements in the field of robotics.