Publications by Type: Conference Paper

2017
T. Ranzani, S. Russo, F. Schwab, C. J. Walsh, and R. J. Wood, “Deployable stabilization mechanisms for endoscopic procedures,” in IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Singapore, 2017.
J. B. Gafford, R. J. Wood, and C. J. Walsh, “A high-force, high-stroke distal robotic add-on for endoscopy,” in IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Singapore, 2017.
2016
N. Karavas, et al., “Autonomous Soft Exosuit for Hip Extension Assistance,” in International Symposium on Wearable Robotics (WeRob) 2016, La Granja, Spain, 2016.
T. Miyatake, et al., “Biomechanical analysis and inertial sensing of ankle joint while stepping on an unanticipated bump,” in International Symposium on Wearable Robotics (WeRob) 2016, La Granja, Spain, 2016.
M. Grimmer, et al., “Comparison of Ankle Moment Inspired And Ankle Positive Power Inspired Controllers for a Multi-articular Soft Exosuit for Walking Assistance,” in International Symposium on Wearable Robotics (WeRob) 2016, La Granja, Spain, 2016.
H. Su, et al., “Evaluation of Force Tracking Controller with Soft Exosuit for Hip Extension Assistance,” in International Symposium on Wearable Robotics (WeRob) 2016, La Granja, Spain, 2016.
O. Araromi, C. J. Walsh, and R. J. Wood, “Fabrication of Stretchable Composites with Anisotropic Electrical Conductivity for Compliant Pressure Transducers,” in IEEE Sensors Conference 2016, Orlando, Florida, 2016. Publisher's VersionAbstract

We present a simple fabrication approach for anisotropically conductive stretchable composites, towards novel flexible pressure transducers. Flexible electronic systems have gained great interest in recent years, and within this space, anisotropic conducting materials have been explored for enhanced sensing performance. However, current methods for producing these materials are complex or are limited to small fabrication areas. Our method uses film applicator coating to render commercially available conductive RTVs anisotropically conductive. A ratio of in-plane surface resistance to through-thickness resistance of 1010 was achieved using our method. Furthermore, we show that when a normal pressure is applied to such films, the in-plane resistance can be reduced by seven orders of magnitude for an applied pressure of 10 kPa. Hence these materials show great promise for the development of novel, robust pressure transducers.

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T. Ranzani, S. Russo, C. J. Walsh, and R. J. Wood, “A soft pop-up proprioceptive actuator for minimally invasive surgery,” in The 9th Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics, London, England, 2016.
T. Ranzani, S. Russo, C. J. Walsh, and R. J. Wood, “A soft suction-based end effector for endoluminal tissue manipulation,” in The 9th Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics, London, England, 2016.
S. Lee, F. Panizzolo, T. Miyatake, D. M. Rossi, C. Siviy, and C. J. Walsh, “Lower limb biomechanical analysis of unanticipated step on a bump,” in Dynamic Walking, Holly, Michigan, USA, 2016.
J. Bae, et al., “Assisting paretic ankle motion with a soft exosuit can reduce whole-body compensatory gait patterns and improve walking efficiency for patients after stroke,” in Dynamic Walking, Holly, Michigan, USA, 2016.
S. Lee, S. Crea, P. Malcolm, I. B. Galiana, A. T. Asbeck, and C. J. Walsh, “Controlling Negative and Positive Power at the Ankle with a Soft Exosuit,” in IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Stockholm, Sweden, 2016. PDF
B. Quinlivan, et al., “Multi-articular soft exosuit continually reduces the metabolic cost of unloaded walking with increased assistance magnitude,” in Dynamic Walking, Holly, Michigan, USA, 2016.
C. Siviy, et al., “Optimization of soft exosuit peak force with ramp and step sweep protocol,” in Dynamic Walking, Holly, Michigan, USA, 2016.
J. B. Gafford, S. Russo, T. Ranzani, R. J. Wood, and C. J. Walsh, “Snap-On Robotic Wrist Module for Enhanced Dexterity in Endoscopy,” in IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Stockholm, Sweden, 2016. PDF
L. N. Awad, et al., “A soft exosuit for assisting poststroke walking,” in 9th World Congress of Neurorehabilitation, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 2016.
S. Russo, T. Ranzani, J. B. Gafford, C. J. Walsh, and R. J. Wood, “Soft pop-up mechanisms for micro surgical tools: design and characterization of compliant millimeter-scale articulated structures,” in IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Stockholm, Sweden, 2016. PDF
L. N. Awad, et al., “Soft Wearable Robots Can Reduce the Energy Cost of Poststroke Walking: A Proof-of-Concept Study,” in Combined Sessions Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Anaheim, CA, 2016.
P. Malcolm, et al., “Study of the contribution of negative work assistance at the ankle with a multi-articular soft exosuit during loaded walking,” in Dynamic Walking, Holly, Michigan, USA, 2016.
M. B. Yandell, D. Popov, B. Quinlivan, C. J. Walsh, and K. E. Zelik, “Systematic evaluation of human-exosuit physical interfaces,” in Dynamic Walking, Holly, Michigan, USA, 2016.

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