Dr Fabrizio Putzu

Fabrizio Putzu

PhD Student, Research Assistant

SEMS; Supervisor: Prof Kaspar Althoefer
Queen Mary University of London

Research

Reconfigurable Robots, Soft Robotics, Inflatable structure

Interests

The main focus of my research is reconfigurability and stiffness controllability in inflatable, jammable robots. I design and fabricate soft robots able to change configuration and move in unstructured environments.

Publications

Publications of specific relevance to Advanced Robotics

2020

Putzu F, ABRAR T, Hassan A, Godaba H, Rizqi A and Althoefer K (2020). An In-Homogeneous Structured Eversion Actuator. Conference: Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems Conference (TAROS) (Online) 
Ataka A, Abrar T, Putzu F, Godaba H and Althoefer K (2020). Model-based Pose Control of Inflatable Eversion Robot with Variable Stiffness. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters  1-1. 10.1109/lra.2020.2976326

2019

Godaba H, Putzu F, Abrar T, Konstantinova J and Althoefer K (2019). Payload capabilities and operational limits of eversion robots. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformat  vol. 11650 LNAI, 383-394. Conference: Annual Conference Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems  10.1007/978-3-030-25332-5_33
Putzu F, Konstantinova J and Althoefer K (2019). Soft particles for granular jamming. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformat  vol. 11650 LNAI, 65-74. Conference: Towards Autonomus Robotics Systems (TAROS)  10.1007/978-3-030-25332-5_6
Putzu F, Konstantinova J and Althoefer K (2019). Eversion-type soft overtube for endoscopic surgery. UK-Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) Network Conference: The Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics  10.31256/hsmr2019.4
Abrar T, Putzu F, Konstantinova J and Althoefer K (2019). EPAM: Eversive Pneumatic Artificial Muscle. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Conference: 2019 2nd IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft)  10.1109/robosoft.2019.8722787
Manfredi L, Putzu F, Guler S, Huan Y and Cuschieri A (2019). 4 DOFs hollow soft pneumatic actuator–hose. Materials Research Express  vol. 6, (4) 10.1088/2053-1591/aaebea

2018

PUTZU F, ABRAR T and ALTHOEFER K (2018). Plant-Inspired Soft Pneumatic Eversion Robot. Conference: BioRob 2018 (Enschede, Netherlands)  10.1109/BIOROB.2018.8487848