The winners of the 2016 Soft Robotics Design Competitions have been announced! This year, for the second time, the Soft Robotics Toolkit has hosted a competition in which 80+ teams have put in tremendous effort to develop and showcase novel robots and fundamental research related to soft robotics. The competitions were divided into three categories. The first category is a prize for the most significant contribution to fundamental research in soft robotics. The second is a design competition for college level students and enthusiasts to develop novel robots using tools found on our website. The third category is a design competition for high school students also designing novel, soft robots. Check out this awesome project!
My research on Tunable Segmented Soft Actuators has been granted the runner-up prize in the category for the most significant contribution to fundamental research in soft robotics.