Enabling technologies for soft robots
Bioinspired soft robots
Soft robots for extreme environments
Mechanics of soft active materials
Many natural biological structures are composed of soft materials and the ability to simulate stimuli responsive behaviours (such as muscular actuation, sensory transduction in the skin and gyrification in the brain) in soft active materials provides us an excellent tool to both understand and replicate nature. Investigating the mechanics of soft active materials and soft structures, understanding how to trigger different instabilities, and developing methods to harness these instabilities for practical applications is an area of interest.
NUS feature on thestretchable, self-healing electroluminescent device for application to next generation displays and soft robots
I presented my work on low-cost bending sensor based on off-the-shelf fibre optic cables in IEEE Robosoft 2020 that was held online.
Reuters feature on soft electroactive origami robot