Ms. Kari Love is a soft roboticist for Super-Releaser, a Brooklyn-based R&D consultancy. With Final Frontier Design, a commercial space suit company, from 2013-2016 as Lead Patternmaker and Fabricator, Ms. Love worked as a technical expert on 5 NASA contracts. Ms. Love developed costumes for Broadway for more than a decade, including her Spider-Man:Turn Off The Dark costume which was inducted into the Smithsonian collection, and has built puppet costumes at The Jim Henson Company.
The emerging field of soft robotics represents an opportunity for novel solutions in the demanding environment of space. This talk will feature a brief overview of the domain of soft robotics, its suitability to space exploration applications, and a survey of NASA funded projects involving soft and/or hybrid robotics. There will also be discussion of the interpretation of next-generation space suits as wearable soft robots, and the exciting potential mechanical counter-pressure presents.Voir le talk