Name: Christoffer Bendtsen
Study: Design and Innovation at Technical University of Denmark
Motivation: Soft Robotics has no need for hard materials and can therefore have a great value in both interaction with humans and brittle materials or surfaces. If this can be combined with the advantages of rapid prototyping, the possibilities within the field will grow even bigger.
Name: Olivier Groot
Study: Aerospace Engineering at TU Delft
Motivation: As printing flexible materials is still a big challenge in the current 3D print field, I thought it would be really interesting to investigate the possibilities of printing flexible materials in totally new ways. For example, the Ulticast method could really decrease printing time, and allow for greater variations in used/casted materials
Name: Max Nobel
Study: Industrial Design Engineering at TUDelft
Motivation: I think that soft robotics has many novel applications. To be able to make soft robotics more accessible cheaper ways to produce them have to be researched.
Name: Luc van den Boogaart
Study: Marine Technology at TUDelft
Motivation: Soft Robotics tackles a new field of automation. I find it exiting to be part of this research while it still is in these early stages.