Workshop: Soft Robotics
14:30 –17:30 Uhr
Werkhalle Union Gewerbehof
Workshopleiter Adriana Cabrera
Soft robotics is an emergent field in robots and materials that use pneumatics for control and actuation of devices simulating the smoothness and smartness that is found in living organisms. It sounds a very complex topic; therefore, we want to explore some general ideas about prototyping with inflatables. In this small workshop, we will explain the principles of the inflatables and soft robots experimenting with the form and construction with 2D and 3D prototyping techniques such as a vinyl plotter, 3D printing, and molding and casting for a hands-on approach to soft robotics.
Adriana Cabrera is scientific assistant in the FabLab Kamp-Lintfort, Germany, at the University of Applied Sciences Rhine Waal. She is leading the advanced training Fabricademy and Personal Fabrication for Care in Germany with other Fablabs worldwide. Originally from Colombia, she works in different areas of design & tangible interaction. Having a background in Industrial Design, she complemented her studies in MFA Media Art and Design at Bauhaus University Weimar and later MA Surface and Textile Design at the Weißensee Academy of Art Berlin, focusing on material research. She is implementing a sustainable experimentation by exploring new bio inspired design, and the impact of today’s prototyping.