PUBLICATIONS

Under Review

  • Hughes, J., Scimeca, L., Maiolino, P., Iida F., Online morphological adaptation for tactile sensing augmentation, (under review). 
  • Gilday, K., Hughes, J., Iida, F. (2020). Forward and reverse design principles of bio-inspired synovial joints for robotic manipulation: A review, (under review). 
  • He, L., Leong, F., Lalitharatne, TD., de Lusignan, S., Ghajari, M., Iida, F., Nanayakkara, T., (2020). Robotic simulators for tissue examination training with multimodal sensory feedback, (in preparation). 
  • Zhu, J., Rong, C., Iida, F., Rosendo, A. (2020). Scaffolded learning of bipedal walkers: Bootstrapping ontogenetic development, (under review). 
  • Reis, M., Iida, F., Vibration based amphibious locomotion mechanism,  (under review).
  • Scimeca, L., Hughes, J., Maiolino, P., Liang, H., Nanayakkara, T., Iida, F., A Bayesian framework for multi-axis soft-body palpation, (under review).  
  • Hughes, J., Maiolino, P., Nanayakkara, T., Iida F., Compliance-driven exploration for the detection of hard inclusions in soft bodies, (under review).

Journal Papers 

2021
  • Costi, L., Scimeca, L., Maiolino, P., Latharatne, TD., Nanayakkara, T., Hashem, R., Iida, F. (2021). Comparative analysis of model-based predictive shared control for delayed operation in object reaching and recognition tasks with tactile sensing, Frontiers in Robotics and AI, (accepted).
  • Zhu, J., Rong, C., Iida, F., Rosendo, A. (2021). Bootstrapping virtual bipedal walkers with robotics scaffolded learning, Frontiers in Robotics and AI, (accepted).
  • Hughes, J., Scimeca, L., Maiolino, P., Iida F., (2021). Online morphological adaptation for tactile sensing augmentation, Frontiers in Robotics and AI, section Soft Robotics, (accepted).
  • Howison, T., Hughes, J., Iida, F. (2021). Morphological sensitivity and falling behaviours of paper V-shapes, Artificial Life, (accepted). 
  • Thuruthel, TG., Picardi, G., Iida, F., Laschi, C., Calisti, M., (2021). Learning to Stop: A Unifying Principle for Legged Locomotion in Varying Environments, Royal Society Open Science, (accepted).
  • Scimeca, L., Hughes, J., Maiolino, P., Liang, H., Nanayakkara, T., Iida, F., (2021). Action augmentation of tactile perception for soft-body palpation, Soft Robotics, (accepted).  
  • Gilday, K., Hughes, J., Iida, F. (2021). Wrist-driven passive grasping: Interaction-based trajectory adaptation with a compliant anthropomorphic hand, Bioinspiration & Biomimetics (accepted).
  • Thuruthel, TG., Hughes, J., Georgopoulou, A., Clemens, F., Iida, F. (2021). Using redundant and disjoint time-variant soft robotic sensors for accurate static state estimation, Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), (accepted).
  • Hardman, D., Hughes, J., Thuruthel, TG., Gilday, K., Iida, F. (2021). 3D printable sensorized soft gelatin hydrogel for multi-material soft structures, Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), (accepted).
  • Katiyar, SA, Iida, F., Gouwanda, D., Nurzaman, SG., (2021). Power efficient adaptive behavior through a shape changing elastic robot, Adaptive Behavior, (accepted).
  • Terryn, S., Langenbach, J., Roels, E., Brancart, J., Georgopoulou, A., Thuruthel, TG, Safaei, A., Ferrentino, P., Sebastian, T., Bakkali, T., Norvez,S., Iida, F., Bosman AW., Tournilhac, F., Clemens, F., Van Assche, G., and Vanderborght, B. (2021). A review on self-healing polymers for soft robotics, Materials Today, (accepted).
  • Lalitharatne, TD., Tan, Y., Leong, F., He, L., Leong, FCY., Van Zalk, N., de Lusignan, S., Iida, F., Nanayakkara, T. (2021). MorphFace: A Hybrid Morphable Face for a Robopatient, Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), (accepted).
2020
  • He, L., Herzig, N., de Lusignan, S., Scimeca, L., Maiolino, P., Iida, F., Nanayakkara, T., An abdominal phantom with tunable stiffness nodules and force sensing capability for palpation training, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, (accepted).
  • Lalitharatne, TD., Tan, Y., Leong, F., He, L., Van Zalk, N., de Lusignan, S., Iida, F., Nanayakkara, T. Facial expression rendering in medical training simulators: Current status and future directions, IEEE Access, (accepted).
  • Voysey, I., Thuruthel, TG., Iida, F., (2020). Autonomous dishwasher loading from cluttered trays using pre-trained deep neural networks, Journal of Engineering Report, e12321. 
  • Howison, T., Hauser, S., Iida F. (2020). Reality-assisted evolution of soft robots through large-scale physical experimentation: A review, Artificial Life 26 (4): 484-506. 
  • Scimeca, L., Ng, C., Iida, F. (2020). Gaussian Process inference modelling of dynamic robot control for expressive piano playing, PLoS ONE 15(8): e0237826. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0237826  
  • Thuruthel, TG., Renda, F., Iida, F., (2020). First-order dynamic modelling and control of soft robots, Frontiers in Robotics and AI 7: 95. https://doi.org/10.3389/frobt.2020.00095
  • Scimeca, L., Maiolino, P., Bray, E., Iida, F. (2020). Motor-induced structuring of tactile sensory information for category formation in robotic palpation, Autonomous Robots 44, pages1377–1393. link
  • Thuruthel, TG., Renda, F., Iida, F. (2020). First-order dynamic modelling and control of soft robots, Frontiers in Robotics and AI, (accepted). link
  • Thuruthel, TG., Hughes, J., Iida, F. (2020). Joint entropy-based morphology optimization of soft strain sensor networks for functional robustness, Sensors, (in press). link
  • Shih, B., Shah, D., Li, L., Thuruthel TG., Park, YL., Iida, F., Bao, Z., Kramer-Bottiglio, R., Tolley, MT. (2020). Electronic skins for intelligent soft robots, Science Robotics 5(41): eaaz9239. link
  • Howison, T., Hughes, J., Iida F. (2020). Large scale automated investigation of Free-Falling Paper shapes via iterative physical experimentation, Nature Machine Intelligence 2: 68-75. link
  • Junge, K., Hughes, J., Thuruthel, TG., Iida, F. (2020). Improving robotic cooking using Batch Bayesian Optimization, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), 5(2): 760-765. link
2019
  • Hughes, J., Gilday, K., Flexible, Scimeca, L., Iida, F. (2019). Adaptive industrial assembly: Driving innovation through competition, Journal of Intelligent Service Robotics 13: 169-178.  
  • Howison, T., Giardina, F., Iida F. (2019). Physics driven behavioural clustering of free-falling paper shapes, PLoS One, 14(6): e0217997. 
  • Birrell, S., Hughes, J., Cai, JY., Iida, F., (2019). A data-driven approach to selective robotic harvesting of iceberg lettuce, Journal of Field Robotics2019; 1– 21. https://doi.org/10.1002/rob.21888.
  • Scimeca, L., Hughes, J., Maiolino, P., Iida, F. (2019). Model-free soft structure reconstruction for proprioception using tactile arrays, Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L)4(3): 2479 – 2484..
  • Kanada, A., Giardina, F., Howison, T., Mashimo, T., Iida, F. (2019). Reachability improvement of a climbing robot based on large deformations induced by Tri-Tube Soft Actuators. Soft Robotics, 6(4): 483-494.  http://doi.org/10.1089/soro.2018.0115
  • Günther, F., Vu, H.Q., Iida, F. (2019). Improving legged robot hopping by using coupling-based series elastic actuation, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics 24(2): 413-423. 
2018
  • Hughes, J.A.E., Maiolino, P., Iida, F. (2018). An anthropomorphic soft skeleton hand exploiting conditional stiffness for piano playing, Science Robotics3(25): eaau3098. 
  • Hughes, J., Iida, F. (2018). Multi-functional soft strain sensors for wearable physiological monitoring, Sensors18(11), 3822. 
  • Hughes, J., Scimeca, L., Ifrim, I., Maiolino, P., and F. Iida (2018). Achieving Robotically Peeled Lettuce. Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L). PP. 1-1. 10.1109/LRA.2018.2855043
  • Giardina, F., Iida, F. (2018) Collision-based energetic comparison of rolling and hopping over obstacles, PLOS ONE 13(3): e0194375.
  • Hughes, J., Iida, F. (2018). Tactile sensing applied to the Universal Gripper using conductive thermoplastic elastomer, Soft Robotics5(5): 512-526. 
  • Giardina, F., Iida, F. (2018). Efficient and stable locomotion for impulse-actuated robots using strictly convex foot shapes, IEEE Transactions on Robotics 34(3): 674-685. 
  • Herzig, N., Maiolino, P., Iida, F., Nanayakkara, T. A (2018). Variable stiffness robotic probe for soft tissue palpation,  Robotics and Automation Letters(RA-L) 3(2): 1168-1175.
  • Saar, K.A., Giardina, F., Iida, F. (2018). Model-free design optimisation of a hopping robot and its comparison with a human designer, Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L) 3(2): 1245-1251.
  • Wang, L., Yang Y., Chen, Y., Majidi, C., Iida, F., Askounis, E., Pei, Q. (2018). Controlled and reversible tuning of material rigidity for robot applications, Materials Today 21(5): 563-576.
2017
  • Rosendo, A., von Atzigen, M., Iida, F. (2017). Bayesian co-optimization of morphology and control in the design of robots, PLOS ONE 12(10): e0186107. link
  • Vujovic, V., Rosendo, A., Brodbeck, L., Iida, F. (2017). Evolutionary developmental robotics: Improving locomotion of physical robots, Artificial Life23(2):169-185.
  • Wang, L., Nurzaman, S., Iida, F. (2017). Soft-material robots, Foundations and Trends in Robotics 5(3): 191-259. link
  • Guenther, F. and Iida, F. (2017). Energy efficient monopod running with large payload based on open loop parallel elastic actuation, IEEE Transactions on Robotics 33(1): 102-113.
2016
  • Hughes, J., Culha, U., Giardina, F., Guenther, F., Rosendo, A., Iida, F. (2016). Soft manipulators and grippers: A review, Frontiers in Robotics and AI 3: 69.
  • Chen, J., Hongzhe, J., Iida, F., Zhao, J. (2016). A design concept of parallel elasticity extracted from biological muscles for engineered actuators, Bioinspiration & Biomimetics 11(5): 056009.
  • Iida, F., Nurzaman, SG. (2016). Adaptation of sensor morphology: An integrative view of perception from biologically inspired robotics perspective, Interface Focus 6(4): 20160016.
  • Rosendo, A., Iida, F. (2016). Energy efficient hopping with Hill-type muscle properties on segmented legs, Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, v. 11, p. 036002, 2016.
  • Hunt, J., Giardina, F., Rosendo, A., Iida, F. (2016). Improving efficiency for an open-loop controlled locomotion with a pulsed actuation. IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, v. 21, p. 1581-1591, 2016.
  • Culha, U. and Iida, F (2016) Enhancement of finger motion range with compliant anthropomorphic joint designBioinspiration & Biomimetics, 11(2): 026001. abstract
  • Vu, H.Q., Yu, X., Iida, F., and Pfeifer, R. (2016). Improving energy efficiency of hopping locomotion by using a variable stiffness actuator, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics 21(1): 472-486.
  • Jafari, A., Vu, H. Q., and Iida, F. (2016). Determinants for stiffness adjustment mechanisms. Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems 82(3): 435-454.
2015
  • Wang, L., Iida, F. (2015). Soft-matter robotics: Benchmark measures and quantitative characterization, IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine 22(3): 125-139.
  • Brodbeck, L., Hauser, S., and Iida, F. (2015) Morphological evolution of physical robots through model-free phenotype development, PLOS ONE 10(6): e0128444. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0128444. full text.
  • Brodbeck, L. and Iida, F. (2015). An extendible reconfigurable robot based on hot melt adhesives, Autonomous Robots, 39(1): 87-100. abstract
  • Nurzaman, S.G., Yu, X, Kim, Y., and Iida, F. (2015). Goal directed multimodal locomotion through coupling between mechanical and attractor selection dynamicsBioinspiration & Biomimetics 10: 025004. full text
2014
  • Wang, L., Brodbeck, L., and Iida, F. (2014). Mechanics and energetics in tool manufacture and use: A synthetic approachJournal of the Royal Society Interface, 11:20140827. abstract
  • Yu, X., Nurzaman, S.G., Culha U., and Iida F. (2014). Soft Robotics Education, Soft Robotics, 1(3): 202-212. abstract
  • Marques, H.G., Bharadwaj, A. and Iida, F. (2014). From spontaneous motor activity to coordinated behaviour: A developmental modelPLOS Computational Biology, 10(7): e1003653. doi:10.1371/ journal.pcbi.1003653. full text
  • Culha, U., Nurzaman, S.G., Clemens, F., and Iida, F. (2014), SVAS3: Strain vector aided sensorization of soft structuresSensors, 14(7):12748-12770. abstract
  • Leach, D. (co-first author), Wang, L. (co-first author), Reusser, D., and Iida, F. (2014). Automatic building of a web-like structure based on thermoplastic adhesiveBioinspiration & Biomimetics, 9(3): 036014. abstract
  • Nurzaman, S.G., Yu, X., Kim, Y., and Iida, F. (2014). Guided self-organization in a dynamic embodied system based on attractor selection mechanismEntropy, 16(5): 2592-2610. abstract
  • Pfeifer, R., Iida, F. and Lungarella, M. (2014). Cognition from the bottom up: On biological inspiration, body morphology, and soft materialsTrends in Cognitive Science, 18(8): 404-413. abstract
  • Wang, L., Culha, U., and Iida, F. (2014). A dragline-forming mobile robot inspired by spidersBioinspiration & Biomimetics, 9(1): 016006. abstract
2013
  • Nurzaman, S.G., Culha, U., Brodbeck, L., Wang, L., and Iida, F. (2013). Active sensing system with in situ adjustable sensor morphologyPLOS ONE, 8(12): e84090. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0084090. Full Text
  • Yu, X. and Iida, F. (2013). Minimalistic models of an energy efficient vertical hopping robot , IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics 61(2): 1053-1062. abstract
  • Leach, D., Guenther, F., Maheshwari, N., and Iida, F. (2013). Linear multi-modal actuation through discrete couplingIEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 19(3):827-839. early online abstract
  • Blumberg, M.S., Marques, H.G., and Iida, F. (2013). Twitching in Sensorimotor Development from Sleeping Rats to Robots, Current Biology, 23(12): R532-R537. abstract
  • Wang, L., Graber, L., and Iida, F. (2013). Large-payload climbing in complex vertical environments using thermoplastic adhesive bondsIEEE Transactions on Robotics, 29(4): 863-874. abstract
  • Osswald, M. and Iida, F. (2013). Design and control of a climbing robot based on hot melt adhesion, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 61(6): 616-625. abstract
  • Reis, M., Yu, X., Maheshwari, N., and Iida, F. (2013). Morphological computation of multi-gaited robot locomotion based on free vibrationArtificial Life, 19(1): 97-114. abstract
  • Marques, H.G., Imitiaz, F., Iida, F., and Pfeifer, R. (2013). Self-organisation of reflexive behaviour from spontaneous motor activityBiological Cybernetics, 107(1): 25-37. abstract
  • Reis, M. and Iida, F. (2013). An energy efficient hopping robot based on free vibration of a curved beamIEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 19(1): 300-311. abstract
2012
  • Otake, M., Nurzaman, S.G., and Iida, F. (2012). Embodied cognition in psychological therapy. Journal of Cognitive Science, 13(4): 431-452.
  • Pfeifer, R., Lungarella, M., and Iida, F. (2012). The challenges ahead for bio-inspired ‘soft’ robotics, Communications of the ACM, 55(11): 76-87. abstract
  • Maheshwari, N., Gunura, K., and Iida, F. (2012). Trajectory control based on discrete full-range dynamicsJournal of Robotics and Mechatronics, 24(4): 612-619. abstract
  • Wang, L. and Iida, F. (2012). Physical connection and disconnection control based on hot melt adhesivesIEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 18(4): 1397-1409. abstract
  • Iida, F., Hosoda, K., Pfeifer, R., Kuniyoshi, Y. (2012). Preface, Editorial of Special Issue on Soft Robotics, Advanced Robotics, 26(7): 689-691.
1999-2011
  • Manchester, I.R., Mettin, U., Iida, F., and Tedrake, R. (2011). Stable dynamic walking over uneven terrain, The International Journal of Robotics Research, 30(3): 265-279. abstract
  • Iida, F., Tedrake, S. (2010). Minimalistic control of biped walking in rough terrainAutonomous Robots, 28(3): 355-368. abstract
  • Iida, F., Minekawa, Y., Rummel, J., Seyfarth, A. (2009). Toward a human-like biped robot with compliant legsRobotics and Autonomous Systems, 57(2): 137-144. abstract
  • Seyfarth, A., Iida, F., Tausch, R., Stelzer, M., von Stryk, O., Karguth, A. (2009). Towards bipedal jogging as a natural result of optimizing walking speed for passively compliant three-segmented legsThe International Journal of Robotics Research, 28: 257-265. abstract
  • Iida, F., Rummel, J., Seyfarth, A. (2008). Bipedal walking and running with spring-like biarticular musclesJournal of Biomechanics, 41: 656-667. abstract
  • Pfeifer, R., Lungarella, M., Iida, F. (2007). Self-organization, embodiment, and biologically inspired roboticsScience, 318: 1088-1093. abstract
  • Pfeifer, R., Iida, F., Gomez, G. (2006). Designing intelligent robots – on the implications of embodimentJournal of Robotics Society of Japan, 24(7): 783-790. abstract
  • Iida, F., Pfeifer, R. (2006). Sensing through body dynamicsRobotics and Autonomous Systems, 54(8): 631-640. abstract
  • Paul, C., Lungarella, M, Iida, F. (2006). Morphology, control and passive dynamics, Editorial of Special Issue on Morphology, control and passive dynamics, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 54(8): 617-618. abstract
  • Pfeifer, R., Iida, F., Gomez, G. (2006). Morphological computation for adaptive behavior and cognitionInternational Congress Series, 1291: 22-29. abstract
  • Pfeifer, R., Iida, F., Bongard, J. (2005). New robotics: Design principles for intelligent systemsArtificial Life, 11(1-2): 99-120. abstract
  • Pfeifer, R., Iida, F. (2005). Morphological computation: Connecting body, brain and environmentJapanese Scientific Monthly, 58(2): 48-54. link pdf
  • Iida, F. (2003). Biologically inspired visual odometer for navigation of a flying robotRobotics and Autonomous Systems, Elsevier, 44(3-4): 201-208. abstract
  • Iida, F., Hara, F. (1999). Behavior learning of a face robot based on the characteristics of human instructionAdvanced Robotics, 13(3): 283-284. abstract

Book Chapters

  • Scimeca, L., Iida, F. (2020). Developmental soft robotics, Handbook of Developmental Robotics, A. Cangelosi, M. Asada (Eds.) (in press).
  • Hughes, J., Birrell, S., Iida, F. (2020). Field robotics for harvesting: A review of field robotics approaches for harvesting, In Digital Agritechnology, Mottram, TF (Ed.), Chapter 9, Elsevier, (in press).
  • Culha, U., Hughes, J., Rosendo, A., Giardina, F. and Iida, F. (2016). Design Principles for Soft-Rigid Hybrid Manipulators. In Soft Robotics: Trends, Applications and Challenges, Laschi, C. et al. (Eds). Springer, 87-94.
  • Iida, F. and Ijspeert, A. (2015). Biologically inspired robotics. Springer Handbook on Robotics, 2nd Ed, Chapter 75. Springer, 2015-2034.
  • Nurzaman, S.G., Matsumoto, Y., Nakamura, Y., Shirai, K., Koizumi, S., Iida, F., and Ishiguro, H., Morphological Computation: A perspective based on bacterial movement
  • Iida, F., Bovet, S. (2009). Learning legged locomoiton, In: Artificial Life Models in Hardware, Adamatzky, A., and Komosinski, M. (Eds.), Springer, 21-33. pdf
  • Iida, F., Pfeifer, R., Seyfarth, A. (2007). AI in locomotion, In: 50 Years of Artificial Intelligence, LNAI 4850, Lungarella et al. (Eds.), Springer, 134-143. pdf
  • Lungarella, M., Iida, F., Bongard, J., Pfeifer, R. (2007). AI in the 21st century: With historical reflections, In: 50 Years of Artificial Intelligence, LNAI 4850, Lungarella et al. (Eds.), Springer, 1-8. pdf
  • Lungarella, M., Iida, F., Bongard, J., Pfeifer, R. (2007). Eds., 50 Years of Artificial Intelligence, LNAI 4850, Lungarella et al. (Eds.), Springer. link
  • Seyfarth A, Geyer H, Blickhan, R, Lipfert S, Rummel J, Minekawa Y, Iida F. (2006). Running and walking with compliant legs, In: Fast motions in biomechanics and robotics – Optimization and Feedback Control, Chapter 19, Diehl M, Mombaur K (eds.). Springer Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg: 383-402. pdf
  • Iida, F., Pfeifer, R. (2004). Self-stabilization and behavioral diversity of embodied adaptive locomotionEmbodied artificial intelligence, Iida et al. (Eds), LNCS/AI 3139, 119-128, Springer. pdf
  • Pfeifer, R., Iida, F. (2004). Embodied artificial intelligence: Trends and challengesEmbodied artificial intelligence, Iida et al. (Eds), LNCS/AI 3139, 1-26, Springer. pdf
  • Iida, F.; Pfeifer, R.; Steels, L.; Kuniyoshi, Y. (Eds.) (2004). Embodied artificial intelligence, Iida et al. (Eds), LNCS/AI 3139, Springer, ISBN: 3-540-22484-X. link

Reviewed Conference Papers

  • Sochacki, GK., Hughes, J., Hauser, S., Iida, F. (2021). Closed-loop robotic cooking of scrambled eggs with a salinity-based taste sensor, the 2021 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2021), (accepted).
  • Hauser, S., Dujany, M., Arreguit, J., Ijspeert, A., Iida, F. (2021). Coupling-dependent convergence behavior of phase oscillators with tegotae-control, the 2021 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2021), (accepted).
  • Ravasio C., Iida, F., Rosendo, A. (2021). Fitness shaping on SLIP locomotion optimization, 2020 IEEE-RAS 20th International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids), (in press).
  • Danno, D., Hauser, S., Iida, F. Robotic cooking through pose extraction from human natural cooking using OpenPose, IAS-16 (16th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous System), (accepted).
  • Sochacki, G., Hughes, J., Iida, F. (2021). Compliant sensorized testing device to provide a model based estimation of the cooking time of vegetables, IAS-16 (16th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous System), (accepted).
  • Gilday, K., Hughes, J., Iida, F. (2021). Jamming joints for stiffness and posture control with an anthropomorphic hand, the 4th IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft), (accepted).
  • Birrell, S., Iida, F. (2021). Simulation, learning, and control methods to improve robotic vegetable harvesting, International Symposium of Experimental Robotics, (accepted).
  • Gilday, K., Lilley, J., Iida, F. (2020). Suction cup based on particle jamming and its performance comparison in various fruit handling tasks, The 2020 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM 2020), (accepted).
  • Howison, T., Hughes, J., Iida, F. (2020). Morphologically programming the interactions of V-shaped falling papers, Artificial Life Conference, (accepted).  
  • Voysey, I., Hughes, J., Thuruthel, TG., Gilday, K., Iida, F. (2020). Real world Bayesian Optimization using robots to clean liquid spills, 21st Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems Conference (TAROS2020), (accepted).
  • Thuruthel, TG, Gilday, K., Iida, F., (2020). Drift-free latent space representation for soft strain sensors, IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft2020), (accepted).  
  • Scimeca, L., Iida, F. (2020). Self-supervised learning through scene observation for selective item identification in conveyor belt applications, 21st Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems Conference (TAROS2020), (accepted).
  • Hardman, D., Thuruthel, TG., Iida, F. (2020). Towards growing robots: A piecewise morphology-controller co-adaptation strategy for legged locomotion, 21st Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems Conference (TAROS2020), (accepted).  
  • Gilday, M., Thuruthel, TG., Iida, F., (2020). A vision-based collocated actuation-sensing scheme for a compliant tendon-driven robotic hand, IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft2020), (accepted).    
  • Hughes, J., Maiolino, P., Iida F., (2020). Sensorized phantom for characterizing large area deformation of soft bodies, IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft2020), (accepted).    
  • Scimeca, L., Maiolino, P., Iida, F., (2020). Efficient Bayesian Exploration for soft morphology-action co-optimization, IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft2020), (accepted).    
  • Howison, T., Giardina, F., Iida F. (2020). Harnessing self-stability: Height control of a Bernoulli Ball via bang-bang control, 2020 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), May 31 – June 4, 2020, France, (accepted).
  • Nishikawa, S., Iida, F., Kuniyoshi, Y. (2019). Ready posture for rapid reaction of Badminton Robot Arm, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO2019), (accepted).
  • Katiyar, SA., Iida, F., Nurzaman, SG., (2019). Energy harvesting in soft robot locomotion with complex dynamics, the 9th IEEE International Conference on Cybernetics and Intelligent Systems, and Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics (CIS-RAM2019), (accepted).
  • Gilday, K., Hughes, J., Iida, F. (2019). Gel-based soft interfaces for fastener manipulation in robotic agile assembly, IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft2019), 155-160.
  • Scimeca, L., Maiolino, P., Cardin-Catalan, D., del Pobil, A.P., Morales, A., Iida, F. (2019). Non-destructive robotic assessment of mango ripeness via multi-point soft haptics, ICRA2019, 1821-1826.
  • Gilday, K., Hughes, J., Iida F. (2018). Achieving flexible assembly using autonomous robotic systems, The 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2018), 1-9.
  • Cheah, M. Hughes, J., Iida, J. (2018). Data synthesization for classification in autonomous robotic grasping system using ‘catalogue’-style images, 19th Annual Conference Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems, TAROS 2018, Bristol, UK, July 25-27, 40-51.
  • Scimeca, L., Maiolino, P., Iida, F. (2018). Soft morphological processing of tactile stimuli for autonomous category formation, IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft2018), 356-361. 
  • Hughes, J., Iida, F. (2018). Tack and deformation based sensorised gripping using conductive hot melt adhesive, IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft2018), 553 – 558. 
  • Katiyar, SA.. Kandasamy, G., Kulatunga, ES., Rahman, MM., Iida, F., Nurzaman SG. (2018). Morphological adaptation in an energy efficient vibration-based robot, 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), May 21 – 25, 2018, Australia, 1575 – 1582.
  • Saar, K.A., Rosendo, A., Iida, F. (2017). Bayesian Optimization of gaits on a bipedal SLIP model, IEEE ROBIO 2017, 1812 – 1817.
  • Hughes, J., Iida, F. (2017). 3D printed sensorized soft robotic manipulator design, 18th Annual Conference Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems, TAROS 2017, Guildford, UK July 19-21, 2017, 627-636.
  • Watson, J., Hughes, J., Iida, F. (2017). Real-world, real-time robotic grasping with convolutional neural networks, 18th Annual Conference Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems, TAROS 2017, Guildford, UK July 19-21, 2017, 617-626.
  • Hughes, J., Iida, F. (2017). Localized differential sensing of soft deformable surfaces. 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, May 29 – June 3, 2017, Singapore, pp. 4959-4964.
  • Giardina, F., Iida, F. (2016). Effects of discrete foot shape changes on the dynamics of a hopping robot. International Symposium of Experimental Robotics (ISER2016), 113-122.
  • Chepisheva, M., Culha, U. and Iida, F. A biologically inspired soft robotic hand using chopstics for grasping tasks, The 14th International Conference on the Simulation of Adaptive Behavior (SAB2016), 195-206 .
  • Giardina, F., Iida, F. (2016). Simulation of Forward Hopping Dynamics in Robots and Animals using a Template with a Circular Foot and Impulsive Actuation. 2016 6th IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob?), Singapore, 2016, pp. 7-12
  • Leach, D., Wang, L., Reusser, D., and Iida, F. (2013). In situ thermoplastic thread formation for robot built structures. Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Advanced Robotics (ICAR 2013), 25-29 November 2013, Montevideo, Uruguay. in press. abstract
  • Guenther, F. and Iida, F. (2013). Preloaded hopping with linear multi-modal actuation. Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2013), 3-7 November 2013, Tokyo Big Sight, Japan, 5847-5852.
  • Marques, H.G., Voelk, K., Koenig, S., and Iida, F. (2012). Self-organization of spinal reflexes involving homonymous, antagonist and synergistic interactions. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Adaptive Behaviour (SAB 2012), 27-31 August 2012, Odense, Denmark, 169-278.
  • Iida, F., Pfeifer, R. (2004). “Cheap” rapid locomotion of a quadruped robot: Self-stabilization of bounding gait, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS-8), March 2004, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Groen, F. et al. (Eds.), IOS Press, 642-649. pdf
  • Iida, F. (2001). Goal-directed navigation of an autonomous flying robot using biologically inspired cheap vision, Proceedings of the 32nd <a target=”_blank” href=”http://www.ifr.org/events/isr/”>International Symposium on Robotics (ISR 2001), 19-21 April 2001, Seoul, South Korea, 1404-1409. pdf
  • Iida, F., Lambrinos, D. (2000). Navigation in an autonomous flying robot by using a biologically inspired visual odometer, Sensor Fusion and Decentralized Control in Robotic System III, Photonics East, Proceedings of SPIE, 4196: 86-97. abstract

Workshop Contributions and Others 

  • Nurzaman, S. G., Iida, F., Margheri, L., and Laschi C. (2014). News and Views: Soft robotics on the move: Scientific networks, activities, and future challenges. Soft Robotics, 1(2): 154-158. abstract
  • Nurzaman, S. G., Iida. F., Laschi, C., Ishiguro, A., and Wood, R. (2013). Soft Robotics [TC Spotlight]IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, 20(3): 24-25 & 95. abstract
  • Iida, F., Hosoda, K., Pfeifer, R., Kuniyoshi, Y. (2012). Special Issue on Soft robotics, Editorial of Special Issue
    in Journal of Advance Robotics 26(7): 689-691.
  • Iida, F., Reis, M., Maheshwari, N., Yu, X., and Jafari, A. (2012). Towards efficient, fast, and versatile running robots based on free vibration. Proceedingsof Dynamic Walking 2012, 21-24 May 2012, Pensacola Beach, Florida, USA. pdf
  • Iida, F. (2011). Book review: Flying insects and robots (Floreano, D., et al., eds)Artificial Life, 18(1): 125-127. abstract
  • Iida, F. (2011). Towards autonomous robotic growthAMD Newsletter, 8(2): 6. pdf
  • Maheshwari, N., Guether, F., Gunura, K., Wang, L., and Iida, F. (2010). Motor control with discrete full-range dynamics. Presented at Dynamic Walking 2010, 8-11 July 2010, MIT, USA. pdf
  • Iida, F. (2010). Biologically inspired motor control for underactuated robots: Trends and challenges. Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Robot Motion and Control (RoMoCo? 2009), 1-3 June 2009, Czerniejewo, Poland, 145-154. abstract
  • Iida, F. (2007). Book review: Autonomous robots (From biological inspiration to implementation and control), Bekey, G. A.. Artificial Life, 13(4): 419-421. abstract
  • Schmitz, A., Gomez, G. J., Iida, F., and Pfeifer, R. (2007). Adaptive control of dynamic legged locomotion. Presented at ICRA 2007 Workshop on Concept Learning in Embodied Agents, 10 April 2007, Rome, Italy. abstract
  • Seyfarth, A., Iida, F., Rummel, J. and Geyer, H. (2006). Leg design for stable walking and running. Presented at the 5th World Congress of Biomechanics, 29 July – 4 August 2006, Munich, Germany, Journal of Biomechanics, 39: 114. pdf
  • Iida, F. (2002). Dynamic locomotion of a biologically inspired quadruped robot. Proceedings of the International Workshop on Embodied Artificial Intelligence, 7 October 2002, Zurich, Switzerland.
  • Iida, F. and Lambrinos, D. (2002). Navigation in an autonomous flying robot by using a biologically inspired visual odometer. Proceedings of the International Workshop on Embodied Artificial Intelligence, 7 October 2002, Zurich, Switzerland.
  • Dravid, R., Paul, C., and Iida, F. (2002). Stumpy: The inverted pendulum driven hopping robot. Proceedings of the International Workshop on Embodied Artificial Intelligence, 7 October 2002, Zurich, Switzerland.
  • Frutiger, D. R., Bongard, J. C., and Iida, F. (2002). Iterative product engineering: Evolutionary robot design. Proceedings of the International Workshop on Embodied Artificial Intelligence, 7 October 2002, Zurich, Switzerland. ps
  • Iida, F. and Hara, F. (2000). Behavior learning of face robot based on the characteristics of human instruction. Journal of the Robotics Society of Japan, 18(6): 839-846. abstract (in Japanese)
  • Iida, F. and Hara, F. Behavior learning of face robot based on the characteristics of human instruction. Presented at Symposium on Robotics and Mechatronics. (in Japanese)
  • Iida, F., Hara, F., and Ayai, H. (1999). Face robot behavior learning based on the characteristics of human instruction. Proceedings of the 4th Robotics Symposia, 30-31 March 1999, Sendai, Japan, 38-43. pdf (in Japanese) 
  • R. Pfeifer, C. Scheier (Japanese edition of “Understanding Intelligence”, MIT Press 1999). amazon.co.jp

Thesis / Project Reports

  • Kim, Y. (2014). Goal-directed multi-modal locomotion of curved beam hopping robot, MSc thesis, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Wani, U. (2014). Discrimination of soft robotic motion patterns through design and implementation of morphologically flexible sensors, MSc thesis, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Hauser, S. (2014). From spontaneous motor activity towards walking, master semester project report, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Veiga, M. (2014). Evolutionary algorithm for robotic body extension, master semester project report, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • von Atzigen, M. (2014). TPA based 3D printingBSc thesis, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Luethi, G. (2014). Autonomous construction of 3D structuresBSc thesis, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Ovinnikov, I. (2014). Trajectory control optimization of muskuloskeletal robot simulation, master semester project report, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Frey, S. (2013). Design optimization in Myode, master semester project report, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Altwegg, S. (2013). Quantification of preview control walking pattern generation by center of mass trackingMSc thesis, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Heim, S. (2013). Dynamics and control for efficient hopping, master semester project report, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Cavolina, G. (2013). Design optimization of robotic body extension with passive grippersBSc thesis, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Giardina, F. (2013). Development and Analysis of a Self-Stable One-Legged Hopping RobotMSc thesis, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Rich, S. (2013). Asymmetrical body shape: inducing locomotion in a simply activated amoeboid robot , internship project report, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Lee, M. (2013). Design and simulation of a tendon-driven hot melt adhesive “hand” robot, internship project report, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Novkovic, T. (2013). Extension of an evolutionary design algorithm to complex tasks, master semester project report, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Moser, S. (2013). Development of a variable knee jointBSc thesis, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
  • Meyer, R. (2013). Improved extruder for a hot glue 3D printerBSc thesis, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Shu, Y. (2013). Glass fiber reinforced plastic: New elastic spring material used in compliant legs for scalable energy efficient robots, master semester project report, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Ackermann, M. (2013). Self-organisation of Reflexes using Bio-inspired Actuator and Sensor ModelsBSc thesis, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Peruzzi, C. (2013). Model based control of a bioinspired thread building spider robot, master semester project report, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Keller, H. (2013). PC-104 real-time controller for a curved-beam hopping robotBSc thesis, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Bolliger, C. (2013). Reflex-based torso stabilization, master semester project report, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Wani, U. (2013). Synthesizing a dynamic model for continuum robot arms using flexure sensors, master semester project report, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Bharadwaj, A. (2013). From spontaneous motor activity to hopping: A developmental schemeMSc thesis, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Voigt, C. (2013). Development of an optimization tool for MyodeBSc thesis, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Reusser, D. (2013). How to make a spider web with the Firefly robotic armBSc thesis, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Seitz, J. (2013). Autonomous design of modular robot extensions using an evolutionary algorithmBSc thesis, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Wild, M. (2013). Self-diagnosis in Myorobotics: The implementation of a self-diagnosis plugin for the Caliper robotics simulation softwareBSc thesis, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Jovic, M. (2013). Redesign of a bio-inspired thread building spider robotBSc thesis, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Mathis, B. (2013). Efficient locomotion of a segmented beam hopper based on free vibrationMSc thesis, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Bernet, R. (2013). 2D modeling of a passive compliant gripper, master semester project report, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Foehr, A. (2013). Dynamics of a free vibration based robot, master semester project report, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Garbani-Marcantini, L. (2013). Efficient Running on Variable Stiffness Ground, master semester project report, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Lataniotis, C. (2013). CPG-inspired control of curved beam hoppersMSc thesis, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Guenther, F. (2013). Preloaded Hopping with a Linear Multi Mode ActuatorMSc thesis, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Meier, T. (2012). Automatic Disconnection of HMA-Bondings on a Modular Reconfigurable Robot, BSc thesis, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Widmer, A. (2012). Design of Wireless Modules and Construction of a Mobile RobotBSc thesis, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Toxiri, S. (2012). Self-organization of spinal force fields, master semester project report, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Naef, D. (2012). Shape optimization of a curved beam hopping robotMSc thesis, Institute of Neuroinformatics, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Voelk, C. (2012). Self-organization of spinal reflexes in biologically motivated simulation frameworkMSc thesis, Institute of Neuroinformatics, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Wälchli, O. (2012). Development of a mini hopping RobotBSc thesis, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Graber, L. (2012). Self-contained high payload robots for climbing on multiple vertical environmentsMSc thesis, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Neuschäfer, F. (2012). Design of a glue supplier with internal melt reservoir, master semester project report, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Ioannides, A. (2012). Robot thumb kinematic model optimisation, master semester project report, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Eugster, D. (2012). High-speed motion tracking for robot controlBSc thesis, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Berkenkamp, F. (2012). Tower building with HMAs and computer vision feedback, BSc thesis, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Frey, K. (2012). Design of an underactuated underwater vehicle using counter rotating propellers, MSc thesis, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Lataniotis, C. (2012). Optimizing dynamic motions of a two-link pendulum, master semester project report, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Thandiackal, R. (2012). Exploiting passive dynamics in robot throwing task, MSc thesis, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Koenig, S. (2011). Self-organisation of reflexes in agonist-antagonist and synergistic actuator configurations, master semester project report, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Baumann, M. (2011). System identification and control optimization of the single leg hopping robot ETHOP, master semester project report, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Morales, M. (2011). Influence of tendon-pulley friction on an index finger model, MSc thesis, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Brandle, C. (2011). Double pendulum robotic arm with toothed clutches, master semester project report, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Bocanegra, J.F. (2011). High torque, high impact braking system by using Hot Melt Adhesive, MSc thesis, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Anastasiades, B. (2011). Glass-reinforced plastic springs for linear actuators, master semester project report, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Schluchter, C. (2011). Spontaneous evolution of modularity in neural networks for robot locomotionMSc thesis, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Vaish, R. (2011). Real world reinforcement learning, master semester project report, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Imtiaz, F. (2011). Emergence of reflexive behaviour from single muscle twitchesMSc thesis, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Zweig, A. (2011). Controlling a crane arm with EMG sensorsBSc thesis, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Neuschaefer, F. & Bernet, R. (2011). New design of a climbing robot based on Hot Melt Adhesion (HMA)BSc thesis, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Hauser, S. (2011). Resonance frequency of hopping robotsBSc thesis, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Marti, M. (2011). Design of HMA supply mechanism on a multi-degrees of freedom platform, master semester project report, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Frey, K. (2011). Application of a Q-learning algorithm in real world environment for energy self-sufficiency (Mr. Ess. is Q-learning), master semester project report, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Osswald, M. (2011). Design and control of a climbing robot based on Hot Melt Adhesion (HMA)MSc thesis, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Montillo, C. (2010). Binding the physical and Mental Simulation dynamicsMSc thesis, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Muller, F. (2010). Modeling and control of a Multi-Mode Linear Actuator, master semester project report, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Gunther, F. (2010). Mechanical design of a Multi-Mode Linear Actuator, master semester project report, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. pdf
  • Iida, F. (2005). Cheap design and behavioral diversity for adaptive autonomous robotsPhD thesis, Faculty of Mathematics and Science, University of Zurich, Switzerland. pdf