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Perla Maiolino Associate Professor of Engineering Science

Perla Maiolino

Principal Investigator


Maiolino received her Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Genoa as well as her BEng and MEng. in Robotics and Automation. During her PhD she carried out research on the development and integration of distributed tactile sensor for robots, developing new technological solutions for artificial robot skin (CySkin). CySkin Technology has been shown at the “Robots” Exhibition at the Science Museum in London. From October 2017 to September 2018 she joined the Biologically Inspired Robotics Lab (BIRL) at the University of Cambridge, pursuing research related to soft robotics and soft tactile perception. Currently she is Associate Professor and member of Oxford Robotic Institute at the University of Oxford.

Most Recent Publications

Visuo-tactile recognition of partial point clouds using PointNet and curriculum learning

Parsons C, Albini A, De Martini D & Maiolino P (2022), IEEE Robotics and Automation magazine

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A modular soft robotic arm with embedded tactile sensors for proprioception

Ouyang W, He L, Albini A & Maiolino P (2022), 5th International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft 2022), 919-924

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A simulation-based toolbox to expedite the digital design of bellow soft pneumatic actuators

Yao Y, He L & Maiolino P (2022), Proceedings of the 2022 IEEE 5th International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft), 29-34

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Robotic simulators for tissue examination training with multimodal sensory feedback

He L, Maiolino P, Leong F, Dulantha Lalitharatne T, De Lusignan S et al. (2022), IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering

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