CRL at RoboSoft 2024

We are thrilled to announce our lab’s representation at this year’s IEEE-RAS International Conference on Soft Robotics. Our team is set to present three groundbreaking papers:

  • A Lightweight Modular Segment Design for Tendon-Driven Continuum Robots with Pre-Programmable Stiffness, by Puspita Triana Dewi, Priyanka Rao, and Jessica Burgner-Kahrs. We are particularly proud as this marks the first first-author paper for Puspita, who joined our lab as a master’s student in 2023. Her oral presentation debut at the conference promises to be a highlight!
  • MoSS - Monocular Shape Sensing for Continuum Robots, by Chengnan Shentu, Enxu Li, Chaojun Chen, Puspita Triana Dewi, David B. Lindell, and Jessica Burgner-Kahrs. Published in IEEE RA-L, this paper will be showcased in the interactive session. This is a milestone for Chengnan (Jimmy), as it is his first first-author paper since joining CRL as a Ph.D. student in 2022. Impressively, this paper evolved from a course project in CSC2529: Computational Imaging, taught by David Lindell at the University of Toronto.
  • Computationally Efficient Lookahead Search for Contact-aided Navigation for Tendon-driven Continuum Robots, by Priyanka Rao, Itai Spigelman, Oren Salzman, and Jessica Burgner-Kahrs. This late-breaking news paper is on our collaboration with Oren and Itai from the Technion Israel Institute of Technology and joint efforts to develop a motion planning heuristic which exploits contact with the ennvironment for steering a single-segment tendon-driven continuum robots to a desired pose in a cluttered environment.

We are eager to share our innovative research and connect with fellow robotics enthusiasts at RoboSoft in April. Join us as we continue to push the boundaries of continuum robotics!