Dr Truby completed his PhD in biomedical engineering with Professor Jennifer Lewis at Harvard University studying how to use embedded 3D printing to create entirely soft machines and robotic systems capable of autonomous functionality. In doing so, Ryan invented the “Octobot” – the world’s first robot comprised entirely of soft materials that operates autonomously. With the Distributed Robotics Group (Professor Daniela Rus), Dr Truby will work on the design of new control strategies for soft robotic systems, with an eye towards creating new applications for soft robotic technology, from automated manipulation to wearable robotic systems.
Read Ryan’s blog on the 2018 Oxford Global Meeting – ‘What! You too?’