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Research interests

My research revolves around the application of biological inspiration to solve challenging engineering problems. The integration of elasticity and compliance into systems such robots is central to this, driven by the potential for great improvements in human-robot interaction, prosthetic devices and robot mobility in unstructured environments. The primary focus of my research involves the development of soft actuation technologies such as electro-active polymers, which possess actuation characteristics comparable to biological muscle. Recent research highlights have included advancements in elastomeric actuator fabrication techniques, scalable multiple degree of freedom actuators, soft worm-like robots and the development of artificial chromatophores for soft visual displays.

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Research Output

A Stretchable Inductor With Integrated Strain Sensing and Wireless Signal Transfer

Chen, H-Y. & Conn, A. T., 6 Mar 2020, In : IEEE Sensors Journal. p. 1

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    Passive, Reflex Response Units for Reactive Soft Robotic Systems

    Partridge, A. J. & Conn, A. T., 6 Apr 2020, In : IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters. 5, 3, p. 4014-4020 7 p.

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    Power optimization of a conical dielectric elastomer actuator for resonant robotic systems

    Cao, C., Gao, X., Burgess, S. C. & Conn, A. T., 1 Feb 2020, In : Extreme Mechanics Letters. 35, 8 p., 100619.

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  • Activities

    • 2 Invited talk
    • 2 Editorial activity

    Actuators (Journal)

    Andrew T Conn (Editor)

    Sep 2018

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    JSPS/EPSRC UK-Japan Workshop on Bio-Inspired Soft Robotics

    Andrew T Conn (Speaker)

    14 Jul 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk

    Amsterdam:Elsevier (Publisher)

    Andrew T Conn (Guest editor)

    2013 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Supervised Work

    Euglenoid Movement and Novel Mechanisms for Soft Robots

    Author: Digumarti, K. M., 25 Jun 2019

    Supervisor: Rossiter, J. (Supervisor), Conn, A. (Supervisor) & Richards, A. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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    Inherently Elastic Actuation for Soft Robotics

    Author: Cao, C., 28 Nov 2019

    Supervisor: Conn, A. (Supervisor), Burgess, S. (Supervisor), Richards, A. (Supervisor) & Windsor, S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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    Integration and Coupling of High Performance Dielectric Elastomer Actuator Systems

    Author: Hinitt, A., 7 May 2019

    Supervisor: Rossiter, J. (Supervisor) & Conn, A. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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