Robert Wood

Robert Wood

Charles River Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Associate Faculty Member, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering
Robert Wood

Research Interests

Robert's current research interests include new micro- and meso-scale manufacturing techniques, bioinspired microrobots, biomedical microrobots, control of sensor-limited and computation-limited systems, active soft materials, wearable robots, and soft grasping and manipulation.

Related Publications

S. Araromi, M. Graule, K. Dorsey, S. Castellanos, J.R. Foster, W.-H. Hsu, A.E. Passy, J.J. Vlassak, J.C. Weaver, C.J. Walsh, and R.J. Wood, \Ultra-sensitive and resilient compliant strain gauges for soft machines," Nature, vol. 587, pp. 219-224, 2020.

M. Duduta, E. Hajiesmaili, H. Zhao, R.J. Wood, and D.R. Clarke, \Realizing the potential of dielectric elastomer arti cial muscles," Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., vol. 116, no. 7, 2019.

T. Ranzani, S. Russo, N.W. Bartlett, M. Wehner, and R.J. Wood, \Increasing the dimensionality of soft microstructures through injection-induced self-folding," Advanced Materials, vol. 20, no. 28, 1802739, 2018.

S. Li, D.M. Vogt, D. Rus, R.J. Wood, \Fluid-driven Origami-inspired Arti cial Muscles," Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., vol. 114, no. 50, pp. 13132-13137, 2017.

S. Felton, M.T. Tolley, E. Demaine, D. Rus, and R.J. Wood, \A Method for Building Self-Folding Machines," Science, vol. 345, no. 6197 pp. 644-646, 2014. 

N.T. Ja eris, E.F. Helbling, M. Karpelson, and R.J. Wood, \The First Untethered Flight of an Insect- Scale Flapping-Wing Micro Air Vehicle," Nature, vol. 570, pp. 491-495, 2019.

M.A. Graule, P. Chirarattananon, K.Y. Ma, N.T. Ja eris, S.B. Fuller, M. Spenko, R. Kornbluh, and R.J. Wood, \Perching and Takeo  of a Robotic Insect on Natural and Arti cial Overhangs Using Switchable Electrostatic Adhesion," Science, vol. 352, issue 6288, pp. 978-982, 2016.

M. Wehner, R.L. Truby, D.J. Fitzgerald, B. Mosadegh, G.M. Whitesides, J.A. Lewis, and R.J. Wood, \An integrated design and fabrication strategy for entirely soft, autonomous robots," Nature, vol. 536, pp. 451-455, 2016.

K. Ma, P. Chirarattanon, S. Fuller, and R.J. Wood, \Controlled Flight of a Biologically Inspired, Insect-Scale Robot," Science, vol. 340, pp. 603-607, 2013.

E. Hawkes, B. An, N. Benbernou, H. Tanaka, S. Kim, E.D. Demaine, D. Rus, and R.J. Wood, \Programmable matter by folding," Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., 107 (28), pp. 12441-12445, 2010.



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