Softrobots and art!

We talked about Yosra Mojtahedi from Le Fresnoy in October 2020 and her collaboration with Defrost. In April, the famous Soft Robotics (SoRo) journal chose a picture of her masterpiece as its front page.  Check this here.  

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Congratulation

Christian Duriez, director of research and head of the Defrost team is the winner of the Ernest Déchelle Prize awarded by the French Academy of Sciences. CONGRATULATIONS ! More information here.

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SofaWeek 2020 is next week

The SOFA Week is designed to gather the entire SOFA community, to present technological and scientific advances, while fostering the networking within the community. Already two successful editions in 2018 and 2019, get ready for 2020! More information here.

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New internship offer

New M2 internship offer mixing flexible robotics and GPU for a new implementation of collision processing (start of the internship in March 2021). More information here.

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Congratulation

Official! Eulalie Coevoet was awarded the prize for the best Phd thesis in Robotics in 2019, by the GDR for her work on Optimization-based inverse model of soft robots, with contact handling. CONGRATULATIONS ! Check her work here.

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When SoftRobotics meets art!

Yosra Mojtahedi from Le Fresnoy (Studio national des arts contemporains) was awarded the prize of “Révélation Arts Numériques Art Vidéo” by ADAGP  for her masterpiece l’erosarbénus made in collaboration with Stefan Escaida Navarro! Check her work here.

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Workshops

Christian Duriez is participating in two Robosoft workshops: Breaking the Mold: Challenging Current Paradigms in Soft Robotics. Advancements in soft interventional robotics: What’s new since STIFF-FLOP? Look at this!

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DEFROST won the Hackatech 2020 challenge!

Octo+ team, Hackatech 2020

The Hackatech is an event organized by inria that aims at kickstarting potential tech startup projects. This year, DEFROST proposed building a wheelchair fitted with a flexible robotic arm based on an existing prototype built in our team. During a 54-hour rush, The team named “Octo+” was formed, composed of…

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New PhD offer

New PhD offer mixing mechanical modeling of soft robots and AI. The applications are open until April 2021. More information here.

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