Soft Robotics is the study of robots built with non-rigid materials. Many of the core concepts of soft robotics revolve around embodiment, wherein the properties of the body of the robot allow for intelligent behavior without the need for central processing or planning.
In my project, I will explore the use of soft, modular robots that use distributed computing and machine learning to perform tasks. In order to achieve my aim, I will use a problem led methodology to design, fabricate and program prototype systems which are modular, low cost, and use soft materials.
I am in the third year of the CDT. I have masters degrees in Physics, and Robotics and Autonomous Systems from the University of Edinburgh.