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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

A Modular Soft Robotic Arm with Embedded Tactile Sensors for Proprioception

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

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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), 2022 IEEE 5th International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft)

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An Atlas for the Inkjet Printing of Large-Area Tactile Sensors.

Baldini G, Albini A, Maiolino P & Cannata G (2022), Sensors (Basel), 22(6)

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A modular approach to design multi-channel bistable valves for integrated pneumatically-driven soft robots via 3D-printing

Wang S, He L & Maiolino P (2022), IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 7(2), 3412-3418

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Fabric classification using a finger-shaped tactile sensor via robotic sliding

Wang S-A, Albini A, Maiolino P, Mastrogiovanni F & Cannata G (2022), Frontiers in Neurorobotics, 16

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