IIT publications relevant to the PLANTOID Project

Journal Papers

C. Lucarotti, M. Totaro, A. Sadeghi, B. Mazzolai, L. Beccai "Revealing bending and force in a soft body through a plant root inspired approach", Scientific Reportsdoi:10.1038/srep08788 (2015).

S. Taccola, F. Greco, E. Sinibaldi, A. Mondini, B. Mazzolai, V. Mattoli "Toward a new generation of electrically controllable hygromorphic soft actuators", Advanced Materialsdoi:10.1002/adma.201404772 (2014).

E. Sinibaldi, A. Argiolas, G.L. Puleo, B. Mazzolai, "Another Lesson from Plants: The Forward Osmosis-Based Actuator", PLoS ONE, 9(7): e102461 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0102461 (2014).

A. Sadeghi, A. Tonazzini, L. Popova, B. Mazzolai, "A Novel Growing Device Inspired by Plant Root Soil Penetration Behaviors", PLoS ONE, 9(2): e90139 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0090139 (2014).

B. Mazzolai, S. Mancuso, "Smart Solutions from the Plant Kingdom", Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, 8(2): 020301 doi:10.1088/1748-3182/8/2/020301 (2013).

E. Sinibaldi, G. L. Puleo, F. Mattioli, V. Mattoli, F. Di Michele, L. Beccai, F. Tramacere, S. Mancuso, B. Mazzolai*, "Osmotic actuation modelling for innovative biorobotic solutions inspired by the plant kingdom", Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, 8(2): 025002 doi:10.1088/1748-3182/8/2/025002 (2013).

A. Russino, A. Ascrizzi, L. Popova, A. Tonazzini, S. Mancuso, B. Mazzolai*, "A Novel Tracking Tool for Analysis of Plant Root Tip Movements", Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, 8(2): 025004 doi:10.1088/1748-3182/8/2/025004 (2013).

S. Furlan*, D. Comparini, M. Ciszak, L. Beccai, S. Mancuso, B. Mazzolai, "Origin of Polar Order in Dense Suspensions of Phototactic, Micro-swimmers", PLoS ONE, 7(6): e38895 doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0038895 (2012).

L. Popova*, A. Russino, A. Ascrizzi, B. Mazzolai*, "Analysis of movement in primary maize roots", Biologia , 67(3): 517—524 doi: 10.2478/s11756-012-0023-z (2012).

M. Ciszak, D. Comparini, B. Mazzolai, F. Baluska, T. F. Arecchi, T. Vicsek, S. Mancuso*, "Swarming behavior in plant roots", PLoS One, 7(1): e29759 doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0029759 (2012).

 B. Mazzolai*, A. Mondini, P. Corradi, C. Laschi, V. Mattoli, and P. Dario, “A Miniaturized Mechatronic System Inspired by Plant Roots”, IEEE Transaction on Mechatronics, 16(2): 201-212 doi: 10.1109/TMECH.2009.2038997 (2011).  - 2012 TMECH Best Paper Award -

B. Mazzolai, C. Laschi, P. Dario, S. Mugnai, S. Mancuso*, "The plant as a biomechatronic system", Plant Signaling & Behavior, 5(2): 1-4 doi: 10.4161/psb.5.2.10457 (2010).

International Conferences and Workshops

C. Lucarotti, M. Totaro, L. Viry, L. Beccai, B. Mazzolai (2014) "Soil Mechanical Impedance Discrimination by a Soft Tactile Sensor for a Bioinspired Robotic Root", Living Machinesdoi: 10.1007/978-3-319-09435-9_45 July 2014, Milan, IT

A. Tonazzini, A. Sadeghi, L. Popova, B. Mazzolai (2013) "Plant Root Strategies for Robotic Soil Penetration", Living Machines, doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-39802-5_62 July 2013, London, UK

L. Popova, A. Tonazzini, A. Russino, A. Sadeghi, B. Mazzolai (2013) "Embodied Behavior of Plant Roots in Obstacle Avoidance", Living Machines, doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-39802-5_57 July 2013, London, UK

A. Sadeghi, A. Tonazzini, L. Popova, B. Mazzolai (2013) "Soil Explorer Robot Inspired by Plant Roots", Softrobot 2013, July 2013, Monte Verità, Switzerland icon View

A. Tonazzini, A. Sadeghi, L. Popova, B. Mazzolai (2013) "Flexible Bending Mechanism for a Plant Root Inspired Robot", Softrobot 2013, July 2013, Monte Verità, Switzerland icon View

L. Popova, A. Sadeghi, A. Tonazzini, B. Mazzolai (2013) "Intelligent Structures in Plants: Embodied Intelligence in Erodium Seed", Softrobot 2013, July 2013, Monte Verità, Switzerland icon View

A. Sadeghi, A. Tonazzini, L. Popova, B. Mazzolai (2013) "Robotic Mechanism for Soil Penetration Inspired by Plant Root", ICRA 2013, doi: 10.1109/ICRA.2013.6631060 Karlsruhe, Germany

A. Tonazzini, L. Popova, F. Mattioli, B. Mazzolai (2012) "Analysis and characterization of a robotic probe inspired by the plant root apex", BioRob 2012, doi: 10.1109/BioRob.2012.6290772 4th  IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, Rome, Italy 

L. Popova, A. Tonazzini, B. Mazzolai, "Root-soil interaction models for designing adaptive exploring robotic systems", Living Machine 2012: The International Conference on Biomimetic & Biohybrid Systems, doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-31525-1_55 July 9 - 12 2012 , Barcelona, Spain

A. Russino, A. Ascrizzi, B. Mazzolai, "A Novel Image-Analysis Tool for Study of Root Tip Movements", 7th International Symposium on Structure and Function of Roots, September 05-09, 2011, Nový Smokovec, Slovakia icon View

L. Popova, A. Russino, A. Ascrizzi, B. Mazzolai, "Analysis of movement in primary maize roots", 7th International Symposium on Structure and Function of Roots, doi: 10.2478/s11756-012-0023-z September 05-09, 2011, Nový Smokovec, Slovakia

B. Mazzolai, A. Russino, A. Ascrizzi, L. Popova, F. Mattioli, "Innovative robotic artifacts inspired by plant roots for soil monitoring", 7th International Symposium on Structure and Function of Roots, September 05-09, 2011, Nový Smokovec, Slovakia icon View

A. Russino, D. Di Baccio, A. Ascrizzi, C. Laschi, B. Mazzolai, “Decision of growing direction in plant roots: a Swarm based approach for biorobotic applications”, ICABB-2010, 1st International Conference on Applied Bionics and Biomechanics, October 14-16, 2010, Venice, Italy icon View

B. Mazzolai, P. Corradi, A. Mondini, V. Mattoli, C. Laschi, S. Mancuso, S. Mugnai, P. Dario, “Inspiration From Plant Roots: A Robotic Root Apex For Soil Exploration”, BAEC 2008, Biological Approaches for Engineering Conference 17-19 March 2008, Southampton, UK icon View

A. Mondini, B. Mazzolai, P. Corradi, V. Mattoli, S. Taccola, C. Laschi, and P. Dario, “A Parametric Model of a Robotic Probe For Subsoil Exploration Inspired By Plant Root Apex”, BioRob 2008, IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, October 19-22, 2008, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA icon View

T. Seidl, S. Mugnai, P. Corradi, A. Mondini, V. Mattoli, E. Azzarello, E. Masi, C. Pandolfi, B. Mazzolai, C.  Laschi, P. Dario, S. Mancuso, "Biomimetic transfer of plant roots for planetary anchoring", IAC2008, 59th International Astronautical Congress, 29 September – 3 October 2008, SECC, Glasgow, Scotland icon View

 

 

 

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