Harshal Arun Sonar
Harshal A. Sonar is currently pursuing his PhD in robotics and control at Reconfigurable Robotics Lab (RRL), EPFL. He has received his Master of Technology (M.Tech.) in Electrical Engineering from IIT Bombay with specialization in control and computing. He has previously worked on design and optimization multi-agent VTOF robot (quadcopters) testbed to study co-operative behavior in outdoor environments. His current research focuses on development of novel sensors, actuators and control schemes using soft materials for wearable interactive robots.
J. Paik : Soft robot design methodology for ‘push-button’ manufacturing; Nature Reviews Materials. 2018-05-04. DOI : 10.1038/s41578-018-0014-y.
J.-L. Huang; Z. Zhakypov; H. A. Sonar; J. Paik : A reconfigurable interactive interface for controlling robotic origami in virtual environments; The International Journal of Robotics Research. 2018-05-02. DOI : 10.1177/0278364918769157.
M. C.-S. Yuen; R.-B. Kramer; J. Paik : Strain Sensor-Embedded Soft Pneumatic Actuators for Extension and Bending Feedback. 2018-04-28. IEEE RAS International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft), Livorno, Italy, April 24-28, 2018.
H. A. Sonar; M. C.-S. Yuen; R. Kramer-Bottiglio; J. Paik : An Any-Resolution Distributed Pressure Localization Scheme Using a Capacitive Soft Sensor Skin. 2018-04-28. IEEE RAS International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft), Palazzo Pancaldi, Livorno, Italy, April 24-28, 2018.
G. Agarwal; M. A. Robertson; H. A. Sonar; J. Paik : Design and Computational Modeling of a Modular, Compliant Robotic Assembly for Human Lumbar Unit and Spinal Cord Assistance; Scientific reports. 2017. DOI : 10.1038/s41598-017-14220-3.
H. A. Sonar; S. D. Joshi; M. A. Robertson; J. Paik : Interactive soft pneumatic actuator skin ; IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Vancouver, BC, Canada, September 24–28, 2017.
J. Shintake; H. A. Sonar; E. Piskarev; J. Paik; D. Floreano : Soft Pneumatic Gelatin Actuator for Edible Robotics. 2017. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Vancouver, Canada, September 24–28.
H. A. Sonar; J. Paik : Soft Pneumatic Actuator Skin with Piezoelectric Sensors for Vibrotactile Feedback; Frontiers in Robotics and AI. 2016. DOI : 10.3389/frobt.2015.00038.
P. Moseley; J. M. Florez; H. A. Sonar; G. Agarwal; W. Curtin et al. : Modeling, Design, and Development of Soft Pneumatic Actuators with Finite Element Method; Advanced Engineering Materials. 2015. DOI : 10.1002/adem.201500503.