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Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Kastor, N. & White, R. D. (2016). Liquid Metal Interconnects for Conformable Sensor Packaging Enabling Inertial Measurements of Animals and Soft Robots. Talk presented at the 43rd iMAPS New England Symposium and Expo, May 3, 2016, Boxborough, MA.

White, R. D., Lewis, P. & Smith, B. (2016). Packaging of MEMS for Aerodynamic Measurements. Invited talk presented at the 43rd iMAPS New England Symposium and Expo, May 3, 2016, Boxborough, MA.

Lewis, P., Smith, B. & White, R. D. (2016). Printed Transceiver Circuit for System-on-chip Sensor and Processor. Talk presented at the 43rd iMAPS New England Symposium and Expo, May 3, 2016, Boxborough, MA.

D'Angelo, R. & Sonkusale, S. (2016). Precise time mode multiplier using digital primitives and passive components. Paper to be presented at the 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (!SCAS 2016) in Montreal, Canada.

Kastor, N., Cohen, E., Mukherjee, R., Vikas, V., and Trimmer, B. (2016). "SLABot: An Experiment in the Design of Soft Bodied Robots." Presented at the RoboSoft Grand Robotics Challenge. Future and Emerging Technologies FET-Open Coordination Action RoboSoft Soft Robotics Week, FP7 ICT-2013.9.1, Livorno, Italy.

Mukherjee, R., Vaughan, S.C. and Trimmer, B.A. (2016). Adaptive control of caterpillar proleg grip. Poster presented at 12th International Congress of Neuroethology, Montevideo, Uruguay.

Donatelli, C.D., Tytell, E.D. and Summers, A.P. (2016). Twist and flex: locomotor variations in elongate fishes. Poster presented at 5th Annual Winter Workshop on Neuromechanics and Dynamics of Locomotion, New Orleans, LA.

Donatelli, C.D., Tytell, E.D. and Summers, A.P. (2016). Twist and flex: locomotor variations in elongate fishes. Paper presented at 2016 Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Meeting (SICB 2016), Portland, OR.

Mekdara, P. J., Coughlin, L. L., Schwalbe, M. A. B., & Tytell, E. D. (2016, January 7). The effects of lateral line ablation and regeneration on schooling in giant danios. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. Portland, OR.

Danos, N., & Tytell, E. D. (2016, January 7). Characterizing the nonlinear elasticity and damping properties of the lamprey body using dynamic bending tests. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. Portland, OR.

Schwalbe, M. A. B., Wise, T. N., Boden, A. L., & Tytell, E. D. (2016, January 7). Muscle activity during forward accelerations versus steady swimming in bluegill sunfish. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. Portland, OR.

Wise, T. N., Boden, A. L., Schwalbe, M. A. B., & Tytell, E. D. (2016, January 5). Hydrodynamics of linear accelerations in bluegill sunfish, Lepomis macrochirus. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. Portland, OR.

Donatelli, C., Kastor, N. and Trimmer, B. (2015). A biomimetic scansorial foot design for soft-bodied robots. Poster presented at workshop on New Frontiers and Applications for Soft Robotics. IEEE/Robotics Society of Japan International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2015), Hamburg, Germany.

Hill, M., Mekdara, P., Trimmer, B. and White, R.D. (2015). Structural vibration for robotic communication and sensing on one-dimensional structures. Paper presented at 2015 IEEE/Robotics Society of Japan International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2015), Hamburg, Germany.

Kastor, N. Hill M., Vikas, V. White, R. and Trimmer, B. (2015). "Semi-autonomous Soft Robotic Platform for Terrestrial Locomotion." Poster presented at workshop on New Frontiers and Applications for Soft Robotics. IEEE/Robotics Society of Japan International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2015), Hamburg, Germany.

Vikas V., Grover P. and Trimmer, B.A. (2015). Model-free control of multi-limb soft robots. Paper presented at 2015 IEEE/Robotics Society of Japan International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2015), Hamburg, Germany.

Donatelli, C.D. The role of wobble in swimming. Invited classroom talk for Anatomy and Function course, run by University of Vermont, Isle of Shoals, ME.

Cohen, E., Vikas, V., Trimmer, B.A. and McCarthy, S. (2015). Design methodologies for soft-material robots through additive manufacturing; from prototyping to locomotion. In Proceedings of the ASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE 2015), Boston, US. DETC2015-47507. oi: 10.1115/DETC2015-47507

Crooks, W., Rogers, C., & Trimmer, B. (2015). Using social media to crowdsource control strategies for soft-bodied robots. Poster presented at 7th International Symposium on Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines (AMAM 2015), Cambridge, MA.

Hill, L., Mekdara, P., Trimmer, B., and White, R.D. (2015). Structural vibration for robotic communication and sensing on one-dimensional structures. Poster presented at 7th International Symposium on Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines (AMAM 2015), Cambridge, MA.

Kastor, N., Guasto, J.S., and White, R.D. (2015). A synthetic microswimmer with an acoustically-actuated flagellum. Poster presented at 7th International Symposium on Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines (AMAM 2015), Cambridge, MA.

Donatelli, C.D, Farina, S. and Summers, A.P. A new metric for measuring swimming kinematics in elongate fishes. Poster presented at 2015 Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Meeting (SICB 2015), West Palm Beach, FL.

UUmedachi, T. and Trimmer, B.A. (2014). Design of a 3-D printed soft robot with posture and steering control, Proceedings of 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2874-2879, May 31 - June 5, 2014, Hong Kong, China. doi: 10.1109/ICRA.2014.6907272

Alberti, K.A. and Xu, Q. (2014, April). Tendon-derived sections for tissue engineering applications. Paper presented at Northeast Bioengineering Conference, Boston, Massachusetts.

Crooks, W. (2014, March). Using social networking to develop advanced control strategies for soft robots. Poster presented at National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance Open, San Diego, California.

Kastor, N., Zhao, Z., and White, R.D. (2014, January). Modeling of a MEMS floating element shear sensor. In the Proceedings of the Materials Research Society, Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, 2013, Boston, Massachusetts. Vol. 1659. doi:10.1557/opl.2014.34

Maia, A., Sheltzer, A.P. and Tytell, E.D. (2014, January). Streamwise vortices destabilize swimming bluegill sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus). Paper presented at Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas.

Schmitt, E.C., Sagar, A., White, R.D., and James, T.P. (2014, January). Tissue scaffold engineering by micro-stamping. In the Proceedings of the Materials Research Society, Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, 2013, Boston, Massachusetts. Vol. 1626. doi:10.1557/opl.2014.122

Tytell, E.D. and Oswald, L.E. (2014, January). The effects of viscosity on swimming in lampreys (Petromyzon marinus). Paper presented at Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas.

Zhao, Z., Long, K., Gallman, J., and White, R.D. (2014, January). Flow testing of a MEMS floating element shear stress sensor, AIAA2014-1235. In the Proceedings of the 52nd American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Aerospace Sciences Meeting, National Harbor, Maryland. doi:10.2514/6.2014-1235

Panzer, M. J. (2013, November). Tailoring the Properties of Polymer- and Silica-Supported Ionogel Electrolytes for Energy Storage Applications. Talk presented at 2013 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California.

Trimmer, B.A. (2013, November). Conformable passive grasping by caterpillars and soft robots. Workshop on Soft Technologies for Wearable Robots. IEEE/Robotics Society of Japan International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2013), Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan.

Trimmer, B.A. (2013, November). The neuromechanics of soft-bodied locomotion in caterpillars and robots. Georgia Institute of Technology, Department of Physics. Invited speaker.

Umedachi, T., Vikas, V. and Trimmer, B.A. (2013, November). Highly deformable 3-D printed soft robot generating inching and crawling locomotions with variable friction legs. In the Proceedings of IEEE/Robotic Society of Japan International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2013), Tokyo, Japan. 4590-4595. doi:10.1109/IROS. 2013.6697016

Baryshyan, A., Trimmer, B.A. and Kaplan, D. (2013, September). Functional three-dimensional insect muscle tissue for bioactuation applications. Paper presented at Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington.

Domigan, L., Trimmer, B.A. and Kaplan, D. (2013, September). Metabolic strategies for long-term survival of in vitro cultured Manduca sexta muscle. Paper presented at Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington.

Trimmer, B.A. (2013, July). Soft Living Machines: controlling movement in highly deformable structures. Keynote talk presented at 2013 International Workshop on Soft Robotics and Morphological Computation. Centro Stefano Franscini, Ascona, Switzerland.

Panzer, M. J., Visentin, A. F., Horowitz, A. I., and Flores, S. (2013, June). Development of Soft Ionogel Electrolytes for Flexible Charge Storage Applications. Talk presented at 55th Electronic Materials Conference, South Bend, Indiana.

Crooks, W. J. (2013, May). Using social networking to develop advanced control strategies for soft robots. Poster/video session presented online at the 2013 IGERT poster competition on IGERT.org.

Scheutz, M., Smiley, M. & Boyd, S. K. (2013, 16-17 April). Exploring male spatial placement strategies in a biologically plausible mating task. In T. Bossomaier (Chair), Ecological & Social Dynamics. Presented at the IEEE Symposium on Artificial Life, Singapore.

Thomas III, S. W., Zhang, J., Korkut, E., Koylu, D. & Sarrafpour, S. (2013, 7-11 April). Singlet oxygen-responsive fluorescent conjugated polymers. In S. Raghavan (Presider), Stimuli-responsive Polymers: Synthesis, Mechanisms and Applications. Talk presented at 2013 Spring American Chemical Society Meeting, Polymer Division, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Trimmer, B. A. (2012, 1 November). Living Machines: Soft Animals, Soft Robots and Biohybrids. Guest lecture for ShanghAI Lecture Series.

Shin, M., Zhao, Z., DeBitetto, P., & White, R. D. (2012, 25 October ). Capacitive micromachined ultrasound doppler velocity sensor using a nickel on glass process. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 132(3), 2067. Paper presented at the 164th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Kansas City, Missouri.

Thomas III, S. W., Koylu, D., Smith, Z. C., Pawle, R. H. & Gumbley, P. (2012, 30 September—3 October). Controlling non-covalent interactions of polymers with light. In D. Massa (Organizer), Polymer Chemistry. Talk presented at American Chemical Society 38th Northeast Regional Meeting, Polymer Division, Rochester, New York.

Thomas III, S. W., Zhang, J., Sarrafpour, S. & Koylu, D. (2012, 30 September—3 October). Singlet oxygen-responsive conjugated materials. In D. Massa (Organizer), Polymer Chemistry. Talk presented at American Chemical Society 38th Northeast Regional Meeting, Polymer Division, Rochester, New York.

Metallo, C. & Trimmer, B. A. (2012, 28 August—1 September). Flexible parylene-based multi-electrode arrays for surface EMG recordings from facial muscles. Paper presented at 34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'12), San Diego, California.

Griethuijsen, L. van & Trimmer, B. A. (2012, 5-10 August). Spatial accuracy of a rapid defense behavior in caterpillars. Poster session presented at Tenth International Congress of Neuroethology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland.

Trimmer, B. A. (2012, 10-12 July). Biosynthetic Robots: Growing Machines from Living Cells. Plenary lecture delivered at Living Machines conference organized by the Convergent Science Network, Barcelona, Spain.

Trimmer, B. A. (2012, 25 June). Soft animals and robots: controls, structures and adaptable locomotion. Invited speaker at 34d EMBODY! OCOPUS-EVRYON-WSK-TNG Summer School, Rome, Italy.

Trimmer, B. A., Kaplan, D. L., ., Lin, H.-T., Leisk, G. &  Baryshyan, A. (2012, 24-27 June).  Towards a biomorphic soft robot: design constraints and solutions. In C. Laschi (Chair), Soft Robotics. Paper presented at 2012 IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob 2012), Rome, Italy. In press.

Trimmer, B. A. (2012, 18-22 June). Soft-bodied locomotion: animals, robots and morphological computation. Invited lecture series for ETH Robotics Summer School on Soft Robotics, Zurich, Switzerland.

Tytell, E.D., Hsu, C.-Y., Williams, T. L., Cohen, A.H. and Fauci, L.J. (2010). Interactions between internal forces, body stiffness, and fluid environment in a neuromechanical model of lamprey swimming. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 107(46), doi:10.1073/pnas.1011564107.