Bio-inspired Robotics & Design Laboratory
Singapore University of Technology and Design

Publications

2021
  • R.C. Mysa and P.Valdivia y Alvarado, “The effect of batoid inspired undulating motions on the propulsive forces of a circular planform”, Physics of Fluids, 33, 061901, 2021, DOI: 10.1063/5.0046996.
  • L. Jing, L.Y. Hsiao, S. Li, H. Yang, P.L.P. Ng, M. Ding, T.V. Truong, S. Gao, K. Li, Y. Guo, P. Valdivia y Alvarado, P.Y. Chen, “2D Material-Integrated Hydrogels as Multifunctional Protective Skins for Soft Robots”, Materials Horizons, DOI: 10.1039/D0MH01594F.
  • S. Vafakhah, M. Saeedikhani, S. Huang, D. Yan, Z.Y. Leong, Y. Wang, L. Hou, L. Guo, P. Valdivia y Alvarado, H.Y. Yang, “Tungsten Disulfide-reduced GO/CNT Aerogel: A Tuned Interlayer Spacing Anode for Efficient Water Desalination”, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, DOI: 10.1039/D1TA01347E.
  • T. Stalin, S. Jain, N.K. Thanigaivel, J.E.M. Teoh, A.R. Plamootil Mathai, P. Valdivia y Alvarado, “Automated Fiber Embedding for Soft Mechatronic Components”, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), DOI: 10.1109/LRA.2021.3067244.
  • L. Guo, J. Zhang, M. Ding, C. Gu, S. Vafakhah, W. Zhang, D.S. Li, P. Valdivia y Alvarado, H.Y. Yang, “Hierarchical Co3O4/CNT Decorated Electrospun Hollow Nanofiber for Efficient Hybrid Capacitive Deionization”, Separation and Purification Technology, Volume 266, 2021, 118593, DOI: 10.1016/j.seppur.2021.118593.
  • V.S. Joseph, T. Calais, T. Stalin, S. Jain, N.K. Thanigaivel, N.D. Sanandiya, P. Valdivia y Alvarado, “Silicone/Epoxy Hybrid Resins with Tunable Mechanical and Interfacial Properties for Additive Manufacture of Soft Robots”, Applied Materials Today, Volume 22, 2021, 100979, DOI: 10.1016/j.apmt.2021.100979.
2020
  • L. Guo, M. Ding, D. Yan, M.E. Pam, S. Vafakhah, C. Gu, W. Zhang, P. Valdivia y Alvarado, Y. Shi, H.Y. Yang, “High speed capacitive deionization system with flow-through electrodes”, Desalination, Volume 496, 2020, 114750, DOI: 10.1016/j.desal.2020.114750.
  • D. Kong, Y. Wang, S. Huang, B. Zhang, Y. V. Lim, G. J. Sim, P. Valdivia y Alvarado, Q. Ge, and H. Y. Yang,“3D Printed Compressible Quasi-Solid-State Nickel-Iron Battery”, ACS Nano 2020, 14, 8, 9675-9686, DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.0c01157.
  • J. Zhang, X. Li, S. Fan, S. Huang, D. Yan, L. Liu, P. Valdivia y Alvarado, H.Y. Yang, “3D-Printed Functional Electrodes towards Zn-Air Batteries”, Materials Today Energy, DOI: 10.1016/j.mtener.2020.100407.
  • S. Jain, T. Stalin, E. Kanhere, and P. Valdivia y Alvarado,“Flexible Fiber Interconnects For Soft Mechatronics”, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, DOI: 10.1109/LRA.2020.2982367.
  • V. Subramaniam, S. Jain, J. Agarwal, and P. Valdivia y Alvarado,“Design and Characterization of a Hybrid Soft Gripper with Active Palm Pose Control”, International Journal of Robotics Research, DOI: 10.1177/0278364920918918.
  • T.V. Truong, R.C. Mysa, T. Stalin, P.M. Aby Raj, and P. Valdivia y Alvarado, “Development of a Maneuverable Un-Tethered Multi-fin Soft Robot”, Proc. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), La Vegas, NV, USA, Oct. 25-29 2020. DOI: 10.1109/IROS45743.2020.9341093.
  • J.E.M. Teoh, R.C. Mysa, T.V. Truong, and P. Valdivia y Alvarado, “Propulsive performance of an undulating fin soft robot”, Global OCEANS 2020: Singapore U.S. Gulf Coast. October 5-14, 2020.
  • S. Jain, T. Stalin, V. Subramaniam, J. Agarwal, and P. Valdivia Y Alvarado, “A Soft Gripper with Retractable Nails for Advanced Grasping and Manipulation”, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Paris, France, 2020. DOI: 10.1109/ICRA40945.2020.9197259.
  • S. Jain, T. Stalin, E. Kanhere, and P. Valdivia y Alvarado, “Flexible Fiber Interconnects For Soft Mechatronics”, IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft), 2020.
2019
  • Y. Wang, C. Shu, T.G. Wang, and P. Valdivia y Alvarado,“A generalized minimal residual method-based immersed boundary-lattice Boltzmann flux solver coupled with finite element method for non-linear fluid-structure interaction problems”, Physics of Fluids, 2019, DOI: 10.1063/1.5119205.
  • T. Calais, and P. Valdivia y Alvarado,“Advanced Functional Materials for Soft Robotics: Tuning Physicochemical Properties beyond Rigidity Control”, Multi-Functional Materials, 2019, DOI: 10.1088/2399-7532/ab4f9d.
  • C. Yuan, K. Kowsari, S. Panjwani, Z. Chen, D. Wang, B. Zhang, C. Ng, P. Valdivia y Alvarado, and Q. Ge,“Ultrafast three-dimensional printing of optically smooth microlens arrays by oscillation assisted digital light processing”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2019, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b14692.
  • S. Vafakhah, X. Li, G. Sim Joey, M. Saeedikhani, P. Valdivia y Alvarado, and H.Y. Yang,“3D Printed Electrodes for Efficient Membrane Capacitive Deionization”, Nanoscale Advances, 2019, DOI: 10.1039/c9na00507b.
  • F. Fries, S.K.H. Win, E. Tang, J.E. Low, L.S.T. Win, P. Valdivia y Alvarado, and S. Foong, “Design and Implementation of a Compact Rotational Speed and Air Flow Sensor for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles”, IEEE SENSORS, 2019, DOI:10.1109/JSEN.2019.2931002.
  • S.M. Dash, M.S. Triantafyllou, and P. Valdivia y Alvarado,“A numerical study on the enhanced drag reduction and wake regime control of a square cylinder using dual splitter plates”, Computers and Fluids. DOI:10.1016/j.compfluid.2019.104421.
  • V.T. Truong, V.K. Viswanathan, V. Joseph, and P. Valdivia y Alvarado, “Design and Characterization of a Fully Autonomous Under-actuated Soft Batoid-like Robot”, Proc. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), November 4-8, Macau, China 2019.
  • T. Calais, T. Stalin, V. S. Joseph, and P. Valdivia y Alvarado,“DNA Nanotechnologies for the Design of Bio-Inspired Soft Nanocomposites with Reversible Rigidity”, ASME 2019 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems (SMASIS), September 9-11, 2019, Louisville, KY.
  • C. Yogiaman, K. Tracy, O. Ghosh, and P. Valdivia y Alvarado, “Patterning Airflow: Qualitative Analysis and Design for Thermal Comfort”, 16th International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) International Conference and Exhibition BS 2019, 2-4 Sept. Rome, Italy.
  • T.V. Truong, V.S. Joseph, and P. Valdivia y Alvarado, “Effects of fin kinematics on 3D force generation in underwater large pectoral fin locomotion”, Proceedings the 9th International Symposium on Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines (AMAM), EPFL, Lausanne, August 20-23, 2019.
  • T. Calais, T. Stalin, V.S. Joseph, P. Valdivia y Alvarado, “Bio-Inspired Stretchable Materials with Reversible Rigidity for Soft Robotics Applications”, 10th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT) 23-28 June 2019, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.
  • D. Kong, Y. Wang, S. Huang, Y. V. Lim, L. Sun, J. Zhang, T. Chen, B. Liu, P. Valdivia y Alvarado, and H. Y. Yang, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2019, DOI: 10.1039/C9TA01641D.
  • A. Vaish, S. Y. Lee, P. Valdivia y Alvarado, “Mechanical Fourier Transform using an Array of Additively Manufactured Soft Whisker-like Sensors”, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), May 20-24, 2019, Palais des congres de Montreal, Montreal, Canada.
  • Stalin. Thileepan, Thanigaivel. Naresh Kumar, Joseph. Vincent, Valdivia y Alvarado. Pablo,  “Automated Fiber Embedding for Tailoring Mechanical and Functional Properties of Soft Robot Components”, 2nd IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft 2019), April 14-18, 2019, COEX, Seoul, Korea.
2018
  • C. Yogiaman, K. Tracy, O. Ghosh, and P. Valdivia y Alvarado, “Aerodynamic articulation: Re-calibrating micro airflow patterns for thermal comfort”, Texas Society of Architects 79th Annual Convention and Design Expo, Fort Worth, TX, 8-10th November, 2018.
  • A. Vaish, S. Y. Lee, P. Valdivia y Alvarado, “Viscosity Control of Pseudo-plastic Polymer Mixtures for Applications in Additive Manufacturing”, Proceedings of 2018 Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium (SFF Symp 2018), August 13-15, 2018, Austin TX, USA.
  • N. Boddeti, O. Weeger, P. Valdivia y Alvarado, M. Dunn, “Optimal Design of Bio-inspired Multi-material Soft Robots”, Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Simulation of Soft Robots and Realization of Technical Applications, 13th World Congress in Computational Mechanics (WCCM2018) July 22-27 2018, New York NY, USA.
  • C. Yogiaman, K. Tracy, O. Ghosh, and P. Valdivia y Alvarado, “Patterned flow- Augmenting air movement in urban environments”, 5th S-Arch Conference. Venice, Italy, 22-24th May 2018.
  • A. Agarwal, V. K. Viswanathan, S. Maheshwari, P. Valdivia y Alvarado, “Effects of Material Properties on Soft Gripper Grasping Forces”, IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft), April 24-28, 2018, Livorno, Italy.
  • P. Valdivia y Alvarado, “Direct Fabrication and tailoring of Soft Robot Bodies”, Multifunctional Materials and Structures, Gordon Research Conference, January 14-19 2018, Ventura CA, USA.
2017
  • F. Fries and P. Valdivia y Alvarado, “Whisker-like Sensors with Soft Resistive Follicles”, Proc. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), December 5-8, 2017, Macau SAR, China.
  • S. M. Dash, M. Triantafyllou, and P. Valdivia y Alvarado, “Control of wake vortex street behind a square cylinder using surface traveling waves”, Bulletin of the American Physical Society DFD 70, 2017.
2016
  • V. Viswanathan, H. Jiang, J.H.A. Ng, G.H, Ng, Z.K. Ng, H.E.K. Teo, and P. Valdivia y Alvarado, “Adaptation of Batoid-like Propulsion to AUVs and its Performance Analysis”, Proc. IASTED International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Robotics (ISAR), October 6-8, 2016, Zurich, Switzerland.
2015
  • P. Valdivia y Alvarado and Kamal Youcef-Toumi, “Soft-Robot Fish”. In Robot Fish: Bio-inspired Fishlike Underwater Robots. (ed. R. Du, Z. Li, K. Youcef-Toumi, and P. Valdivia y Alvarado), Springer, 2015.
  • M. Asadnia, A.G.P. Kottapalli, A. Cloitre, P. Valdivia Y Alvarado, J. Miao, and M. Triantafyllou, “MEMS sensors for assessing flow-related control of an underwater biomimetic robotic stingray”, Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, 10(3), 036008, 2015.
  • P. Valdivia y Alvarado and K.S. Sekar, “Effects of Deformation Kinematics on Underwater Fin Locomotion”, Proceedings of the 7th Symposium on Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines AMAM 2015, June 21-25, Cambridge MA, USA.
  • P. Valdivia y Alvarado, “Modeling and Control of Soft Body Underwater Fin Locomotion”, ICRA 2015 Workshop on Soft Robotics: Actuation, Integration, and Applications, May 30 2015.
2014
  • M. Asadnia, J. Miao, A.G.P. Kottapalli, P. Valdivia Y Alvarado, and M. Triantafyllou, “Self-powered Micro-sensors to Improve Control and Maneuvering of a Robotic Stingray”, Proc. IEEE SENSORS, Nov. 2014, pp:458-461, Valencia, Spain.
  • K. S. Sekar, M. Triantafyllou, and P. Valdivia y Alvarado, “Flapping Actuator Inspired by Lepidotrichia of Ray-Finned Fishes”, Proc. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), September 14-18, Chicago, IL, 2014.
  • P. Valdivia y Alvarado, S. Bhat, and K. Sekar, “Soft Tunable Whisker-like Sensors”, Workshop on Advances on Soft Robotics, Robotics Science and Systems (RSS) Conference, July 13, 2014, Berkeley CA.
  • A. Cloitre, B. Arensen, N. Patrikalakis, K. Youcef-Toumi, and P. Valdivia y Alvarado, “Propulsive Performance of an Underwater Soft Biomimetic Batoid Robot”, Proc. the 24th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE), Busan, Korea, Jun. 2014.
  • P. Valdivia y Alvarado, and S. Bhat, “Whisker-like sensors with tunable follicle sinus complex for underwater applications”, Proc. of SPIE Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication IV conference, March 9-12, 2014, San Diego, CA, USA.
2013
  • P. Valdivia y Alvarado, V. Subramaniam, and M. Triantafyllou, “Performance Analysis and Characterization of Bio-Inspired Whisker Sensors for Underwater Applications”, Proc. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), November 3-7, 2013, pp:5956-5961, Tokyo Big Sight, Japan.
  • P. Valdivia y Alvarado, K. Srivatsa, and M. Triantafyllou, “A Simple Analytical Model for Batoid Wakes and Thrust”, Bulletin of the American Physical Society DFD 58, 2013.

2012
  • P. Valdivia y Alvarado, V. Subramaniam, and M. Triantafyllou, “Design of a Bio-Inspired Whisker Sensor for Underwater Applications”, Proc. IEEE SENSORS, Oct. 2012, pp:1-4, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • N. Patrikalakis, G. Weymouth, H. Kurniawati, P. Valdivia y Alvarado, T. Taher, R. Khan, J.C. Leighton, and G. Papadopoulos, “Modeling and Inspection Applications of a Coastal Distributed Autonomous Sensor Network”, Proc. of the ASME 31st International Conference on Ocean, Offshore, and Arctic Engineering (OMAE), Jul. 2012, pp:319-325, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • A. Cloitre, V. Subramaniam, N. Patrikalakis, and P. Valdivia y Alvarado, “Design and Control of a Field Deployable Batoid Rotot”, Proc. IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob), Jun. 2012, pp:707-712, Rome, Italy.
2011
  • P. Valdivia y Alvarado, “Hydrodynamic Performance of a Soft Body Under-actuated Batoid Robot”, Proc. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), Dec. 2011, pp: 1712-1717, Phuket Island, Thailand.
  • H. Hans, J. Miao, P. Valdivia y Alvarado, and M. Triantafyllou,“Chemical Composition and Physical Features of Harbor Seal (Phoca Vitulina) Vibrissae for Underwater Sensing Applications”, Proc. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), Dec. 2011, pp:1439-1443, Phuket Island, Thailand.
  • P. Valdivia y Alvarado, G. Weymouth, D. Thekoodan, and N. Patrikalakis, “Wake topology of under-actuated rajiform batoid robots”, Bulletin of the American Physical Society DFD 56, 2011.
  • H. Hans, P. Valdivia y Alvarado, D. Thekoodan, M. Jianmin, and M. Triantafyllou, “A whisker sensor: role of geometry and boundary conditions”, Bulletin of the American Physical Society DFD 56, 2011.
  • P. Valdivia y Alvarado, T. Taher, H. Kurniawati, G. Weymouth, R.R. Khan, J. Leighton, G. Papadopoulos, G. Barbastathis, and N. Patrikalakis, “A Coastal Distributed Autonomous Sensor Network”, Proc. MTS/IEEE OCEANS’11, Sept. 2011, pp:1-8, Kona, Hawaii.
2010
  • P. Valdivia y Alvarado, S. Chin, W. Larson, A. Mazumdar, and K. Youcef-Toumi, “A Soft Body Under-actuated Approach to Multi Degree of Freedom Biomimetic Robots: A stingray example”, Proc. IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob), Sept. 2010, pp: 473-478, Tokyo, Japan.
2009
  • B. Epps, P. Valdivia y Alvarado, K. Youcef-Toumi, and A. Techet, “Swimming Performance of a Biomimetic Compliant Fish-like Robot”, Experiments in Fluids, 47(6), pp:927-939, 2009.
  • P. Valdivia y Alvarado, C.Y. Chang, and K. Hynynen, “Design of a Manipulator System for Hemorrhage Detection and Treatment using High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)”, Proc. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Oct. 2009, pp:4529-4534, St. Louis, MO.
  • Y.J. Lim, T. Le, P. Valdivia y Alvarado, C.Y. Chang, and N. Tardella, “A Regional Anesthesia Training Simulation System”, Proceedings of Medicine Meets Virtual Reality (MMVR) 17, Long Beach, CA., Jan, 2009.
2008
  • Y.J. Lim, P. Valdivia y Alvarado, C.Y. Chang, and N. Tardella, “MR Fluid Haptic System for Regional Anesthesia Training Simulation”, Stud. Health Technol. Inform. 132, pp:248-253, 2008.
  • Y.J. Lim, T. Le, P. Valdivia y Alvarado, N. Tardella, and K. Curley, “Simulation-Based Military Regional Anesthesia Training System”, 26th Army Science Conference, Orlando, FL, December, 2008.
  • A. Mazumdar, P. Valdivia y Alvarado, and K. Youcef-Toumi, “Maneuverability of a Robotic Tuna with Compliant Body”, Proc. IEEE International conference on robotics and automation (ICRA), 2008, pp:683-688, Pasadena, CA.
2007 & earlier
  • P. Valdivia y Alvarado, and K. Youcef-Toumi, “Design of Machines with Compliant Bodies for Biomimetic Locomotion in Liquid Environments”, ASME Journal of Dynamics Systems Measurement and Control,128, pp:3-13, 2006.
  • P. Valdivia y Alvarado, and K. Youcef-Toumi, “Performance of machines with flexible bodies designed for biomimetic locomotion in liquid environments”, Proc. IEEE International conference on robotics and automation (ICRA), May 2005, pp:3324-3329, Barcelona, Spain.
  • P. Valdivia y Alvarado, and K. Youcef-Toumi, “Modeling and design methodology for an efficient underwater propulsion system”, Proc. IASTED International conference on Robotics and Applications, 2003, pp:161-166, Salzburg, Austria.

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