Robots & Design

Design plays a fundamental role in engineering and how well its solutions can be implemented in the real world. Pablo Valdivia y Alvarado Ph.D.

Under-actuated soft robots

Soft robots and locomotion

Under-actuated soft robots
Soft batoids

Soft robots and locomotion

Soft batoids
Soft grippers

Soft robots and locomotion

Soft grippers
Monitoring the environment

Bio-inspired sensing

Monitoring the environment
Force controlled manipulator

Medical robots

Force controlled manipulator
Low-cost humanoid

Medical robots

Low-cost humanoid
Whisker-like velocity sensors

Bio-inspired sensing

Whisker-like velocity sensors
Endotracheal intubation

Medical robots

Endotracheal intubation
Citrus Harvesting

Soft robots and locomotion

Citrus Harvesting

I develop synthesis methods drawing inspiration from nature and a deep understanding of the physics of a problem to design simple and elegant mechanisms that exploit natural phenomena to achieve their function.