Dr Abu Bakar Dawood

Abu Bakar Dawood

Research Associate

School of Engineering and Materials Science
Supervisor: Prof. Kaspar Althoefer

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Soft Robotics, Soft Sensing, Proprioception, Exteroception


I am interested in Soft Robotics in general and precisely, the Sensing capabilities in soft robots. Currently, I'm working on the proprioception of soft actuators and multimodality of the soft sensors.


Publications of specific relevance to Advanced Robotics


Dawood AB, Denoun B and Althoefer K (2022). Real-Time Pressure Estimation and Localisation with Optical Tomography-inspired Soft Skin Sensors. 2022 IEEE 5th International Conference on Soft Robotics, RoboSoft 2022  831-836. Conference: 2022 IEEE 5th International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft)  10.1109/RoboSoft54090.2022.9762066


Dawood AB, Fras J, Aljaber F, Mintz Y, Arezzo A, Godaba H and Althoefer K (2021). Fusing dexterity and perception for soft robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery: What we learnt from stiff-flop. Applied Sciences  vol. 11, (14) 10.3390/app11146586


Dawood AB, Godaba H, Ataka A and Althoefer K (2020). Silicone-based Capacitive E-skin for Exteroception and Proprioception. Conference: International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) (Las Vegas, NV, USA (Virtual))  10.1109/IROS45743.2020.9340945
Dawood AB, Godaba H and Althoefer K (2020). Silicone Based Capacitive E-Skin Sensor for Soft Surgical Robots. Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems  Springer Nature 10.1007/978-3-030-63486-5_8


Dawood AB, Godaba H and Althoefer K (2019). Modelling of a soft sensor for exteroception and proprioception in a pneumatically actuated soft robot. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformat  vol. 11650 LNAI, 99-110. Conference: Annual Conference Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems  10.1007/978-3-030-25332-5_9


Abu Bakar Dawood , Butt SI, Hussain G, Siddiqui MA, Maqsood A and Zhang F (2017). Thermal Model of Rotary Friction Welding for Similar and Dissimilar Metals. Metals  vol. 7, (6) 10.3390/met7060224