Presentation Highlights  Company’s Tech Advancements

Squishy Robotics CEO Alice Agogino was an invited speaker at the 2022 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA).

ICRA is an annual flagship conference of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) that brings together the world’s top researchers and most important companies working in robotics and automation. Philadelphia was the site of this year’s conference.

“It was an honor to share with the robotics community how our technology and our robots have transitioned from R&D work in university labs to become the life-saving application that Squishy Robotics now sells and supports,” said Agogino. 

Agogino’s presentation, Multi-Cable Rolling Locomotion with Compliant Parallel Tensegrity Robots, was part of an ICRA workshop focusing on “Parallel Robotics.” Soft robots, aerial robots, and tensegrity robots are among the automated machines that fall under this classification of closed-chain mechanisms with no rigid links, fixed base, or traditional end-effector. The presentation showcased the improvements in velocity and robustness of paired cable actuated tensegrities over their single cable actuated counterparts—advancements accomplished by Squishy Robotics team members.

Lead Mechatronics Engineer Douglas Hutchings, Master of Engineering (MEng) interns Nomena Randriama and Oliver Parkin, and UC Berkeley undergraduate Blake Werner were co-presenters.