Isabelle Liu

Isabelle  Liu
MIT | Quest-Bridge Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar
Advisor: Daniela L. Rus
Department: EECS
Areas of Research: Robotics
Years: 2019-2020
Research Project Title:

Fabrication and Manipulation of Multi-Segment Soft Robotics

abstract:With high compliance and adaptability, soft robots are emerging as a promising robotics solution for grasping, dragging, and manipulating objects of unknown geometries in unstructured environments. These robots commonly draw inspiration from the natural world, imitating the soft structures and body mechanics seen in animals. My project in the Distributed Robotics Lab at MIT CSAIL will focus on the fabrication and control of manipulation with elephant-inspired soft robotic trunks.

"The past classes in controls prepared me for SuperUROP in the area and the interesting material motivated me to learn more through research."