Selected Media Coverage

“’Soft’ robotic heart could be answer to donor heart shortage.” (27 February 2020) Biba MedTech. [ALL]

“Sant’Anna in gara con un cuore bio-ispirato” (11 February 2020) Sole 24 Ore .salute, Italy. [SSSA]

“Hybrid Heart, progetto Sant’Anna tra i finalisti della challenge inglese” (5 February 2020) it, Italy. [SSSA]

“Biorobotica, ricerca Sant’Anna al top in Europa” (5 February 2020) it, Italy. [SSSA]

“Ricerca: il progetto del cuore bio-robotico concorre per un premio da 30 milioni di sterline” (5 February 2020), it, Italy. [SSSA]

Arnold Mandemaker. “Robothart moet levens redden.” (4 February 2020) Eindhovens Dagblad, The Netherlands. [TU/e]

Kaya Burgess. “Beat that: robotic heart aims to win competition for £30m grant.” (23 January 2020) The Times, United Kingdom. [ALL]

Tom Bawden. “Revolutionary wireless ‘hybrid heart’ prototype for humans could be ready by 2028.” (23 January 2020) The I, United Kingdom. [ALL]

Martin Bagot. “World’s first totally robotic heart will end need for transplants in 10 years.” (23 January 2020) The Mirror, United Kingdom. [ALL]

Sarah Knapton. “Robo-heart could solve organ transplant crisis.” (23 January 2020) The Telegraph, United Kingdom. [ALL]

Ben Spencer. “’Soft’ robotic heart that uses synthetic material combined with layer of lab-grown human cells could put an end to human transplants by 2028.” (23 January 2020) The Daily Mail, United Kingdom. [ALL]

Martin Bagot. “Roboheart: Professor hopes save thousands of lives with world’s first ’hybrid organ’ by 2028.” (23 January 2020) The Express, United Kingdom. [ALL]

Ted Hennessey. “Firstever robotic heart could put an end to transplants, scientist say” (23 January 2020) The Evening Standard, United Kingdom. [ALL]

Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman. “Robotic heart? International team develops transplant replacement.” (23 January 2020) The Jerusalem Post, United Kingdom. [ALL]

Anna Smith. “Robotic heart, heart attack vaccine among BHF Big Beat Finalis.” (23 January 2020) Pharma Times. [ALL]

Claire Read. “Robotic Hybrid Heart could end lengthy transplant waiting lists.” (23 January 2020) Lad Bible. [ALL]

“BHF announces finalists competing for 30m pound research price.” European Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Magazine. [ALL]

Tony Winterburn. “Medical Breakthrough: e world’s first totally robotic heart will end need for transplants within 10 years.” (23 January 2020) Euro Weekly News. [ALL]

Matteo Cianchetti, “Leonardo da Vinci. Tra scienza, ingegneria e arte” (5 December 2019) Radio Aula40, Italy. [SSSA]

Marwa Eldiwiny. “Soft Robotics with Luuk van Laake” (15 November 2019) IEEE RAS Soft Robotics Podcast. [AMOLF]

“Santa Giulia Open day” (23 May 2019), Il Telegrafo, Italy [SSSA]

“Scienza declinata in tutte le sue forme possibili”, Il Gazzettino.it , Italy. [SSSA]

Karlijn Meinders. “Kunen we ooit een kloppend hart van biomaterialen maken?” (6 August 2019) BNR Radio, The Netherlands. [TU/e]

“Ecco i robot del mare” (22 May 2019) TGR Toscane. [SSSA]

Rene Steenhorst. “‘Robothart’ van siliconen voor mensen.” (16 April 2019)  De Telegraaf, The Netherlands. [AMC]

“Dario: «La prossima sfida sarà il cuore artificiale»” (30 November 2018) Il Terreno, Italy. [SSSA]

“Il ‘padre’ della biorobotica, la sfida futura sono gli organi artificiali come il cuore” (29 November 2018) Ansa, Italy. [SSSA]

Bart Grob. “Het zachte robothart van Bas.” (16 Maart 2018)  De Vrolijke Frankenstein, The Netherlands. [AMOLF]

Huib de Vries. “Een nieuw hart uit een 3D-printer” (21 February 2018) Reformatorisch Dagblad, The Netherlands. [AMC]

“Trapianti, muscoli artificiali e il resto umano: ecco il primo cuore robotico” (5 December 2017) Il Fatto Guotidiano, Italy. [SSSA]

Filomena Fotia. “Medicina: batterà in Europa il primo cuore “ibrido”, in parte umano e in parte robotico Per approfondire” (5 December 2017) Meteoweb, Italy. [SSSA]

Martijn Van Calmthout. “Aan tafel met Frankenstein – De gemaakte natuur.” (16 September 2017) Talk show Museum Boerhaave – Nacht van Kunst en Kennis, Leiden, the Netherlands. [AMOLF]

Marc-Robin Visscher. “Zacht robotisch kunsthart in de maak.” (4 August 2017) Radio show NPO1 Nieuws en Co, The Netherlands [AMOLF]

Press Release

“Riconoscimenti internazionali, HybridHeart tra i 4 finalisti del Big Beat Challenge, la competizione che finanzia i migliori progetti internazionali su malattie cardiache e circolatorie” (30 January 2020), Sant’Anna Magazine, Italy. [SSSA]

“Hybrid Heart shortlisted for 30 million pound research grant” (27 January 2020), AMOLF website. [AMOLF]

“Hybrid Heart shortlisted for 30 million pound research grant” (23 January 2020), Hybrid Heart website. [ALL]

“Sant’Anna school BioRobotics institute among the research partners of EU funded project for a biocompatible total artificial heart” (5 December 2017) Sant’Anna Magazine. [SSSA]

Rob Buiter. “Een zacht robothart.” (27 October 2017) Website AMC. [AMC]

Societal Outreach

Dan Jing Wu, “Een kloppend biomateriaal.” (2019) Eye Openers, The Netherlands. [TU/e]

Dan Jing Wu. “Using plastics to repair human body parts.” (2019) Famelab National Finals, Utrecht, The Netherlands. [TU/e]

Dan Jing Wu, “Een hart van kloppend plastic.” (2019) Expeditie Next, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. [TU/e]

Open day Biorobotics Institute. (October 2019) Pontedera, Italy. [SSSA]

Johannes T. B. Overvelde, “Origami-inspired Materials and Robots.” (2019) Royal Academy of Art, Den Haag, The Netherlands. [AMOLF]

Open day AMOLF. (October 2019) Amsterdam, Netherlands. [AMOLF]

Malnisio Science Festival. (October 2019) Montereale Valcellina, Italy. [SSSA]

BRIGHT, La notte dei ricercatori toscani. (September 2019) Pisa, Italy. [SSSA]

Open day Livorno. (May 2019) Livorno, Italy. [SSSA]

Oration Prof. Jolanda Kluin “the road not taken” leerstoel Translational Cardiothoracic Surgery (January 2019) Amsterdam, Netherlands [AMC]

Open day AMOLF. (October 2018) Amsterdam, Netherlands [AMOLF]

Open day Pontedera. (October 2018) Pisa, Italy [SSSA]

International Robotics Festival. (September – October 2018) Pisa, Italy [SSSA]

Open day Livorno. (May 2018) Livorno, Italy [SSSA]

Exhibition at Rijksmuseum Boerhaave. “Frankie – The artificial starfish.” (March – October 2018) Leiden, the Netherlands [AMOLF]

Invited Talks and Colloquia

Jolanda Kluin. “in-situ biodegradable iValve: chronic sheep experiments.” (2020) Cardiac Surgery Meeting Gdansk. Gdansk, Poland. [AMC]

Jolanda Kluin. “A translational approach toward artificial heart valves.” (2020) Amsterdam UMC Center of Excellence. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. [AMC]

Johannes T. B. Overvelde, “Soft Robots.” (2019) Topics in IC, Utrecht, The Netherlands. [AMOLF]

Luuk van Laake, “Towards Fully Soft Robots Using Fluidic Circuits.” (2019) Chains. Veldhoven, Netherlands. Presentation. [AMOLF]

Johannes T. B. Overvelde, “Soft Robotic Matter.” (2019) ICMS, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. [AMOLF]

Johannes T. B. Overvelde, “Embedded Control of Soft Robots.” (2019) General Physics Colloquium, Groningen, The Netherlands. [AMOLF]

Johannes T. B. Overvelde, “Embedded Control of Soft Robots.” (2019) ESA, Noordwijk, The Netherlands. [AMOLF]

Johannes T. B. Overvelde, “Embedding Fluid Logic and Self-learning in Soft Robotic Matter.” (2019) livMatS, Freiburg, Germany. [AMOLF]

Johannes T.B. Overvelde. “Soft Robotic Matter.” (2019) Hyber. Helsinki, Finland. [AMOLF]

Matteo Cianchetti. “Soft Robotics Mechanisms – The Fascinating role of fibers”. (2019) IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics. Seoul, Korea. [SSSA]

Johannes T.B. Overvelde. “Sequential Actuation of Soft Robots by Harnessing Soft Fluidic Networks.” (2019) ICMS Outreach Symposium. Eindhoven, the Netherlands. [AMOLF]

Jolanda Kluin. “Cardiac devices: the good, the bad, the ugly.” (2019) Karel V Symposium, Utrecht, The Netherlands. [AMC]

Jolanda Kluin. “Engineering the Heart.” (2019) Protagoras Symposium, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. [AMC]

Jolanda Kluin. “Replacing cardiac structures.” (2019) 68th European Society for CardioVascular Surgery Congress, Groningen, The Netherlands. [AMC]

Jolanda Kluin. “Engineering the Heart” (November 23th 2018) Medisch Spectrum Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands [AMC]

Jolanda Kluin. “Heart valve tissue engineering: a surgeons view” (2018) 1st International Conference of Tissue Engineered Heart Valves, Amsterdam, The Netherlands [AMC]

Jolanda Kluin. “Replacing cardiac structures, a surgeons perspective” (2018) 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for European Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology, Athens, Greece [AMC]

Conference Presentations and Posters

Luuk van Laake, Sevda Malek Kani, Johannes T. B. Overvelde, “Programming Soft Robots Using Non-linear Fluidic Circuits.” (2020) Physics@Veldhoven. Veldhoven, Netherlands. Poster. [AMOLF]

Luuk van Laake, Sevda Malek Kani, Johannes T. B. Overvelde, “Programming Soft Robots Using Non-linear Fluidic Circuits.” (2020) Gordon Conference – Robotics. Ventura, United States. Poster. [AMOLF]

Luuk van Laake, Sevda Malek Kani, Johannes T. B. Overvelde, “Responsive and Mechanically Programmable Sequential Actuation of Fluid-driven Soft Actuators.” (2019) SES. St. Louis, United States. Presentation. [AMOLF]

Dina M. Ibrahim, Paul A. A. Bartels, Patricia Y. W. Dankers, Joland Kluin, Anthal I. P. M. and Carlijn V. C. Bouten, “In situ endothelialization of an artificial heart: Can we regenerate the endocardium.” (2019) Netherlands society for biomaterials and tissue engineering (NBTE). Netherlands. Poster. [TU/e]

Dina M. Ibrahim, Paul A. A. Bartels, Patricia Y. W. Dankers, Joland Kluin, Anthal I. P. M. and Carlijn V. C. Bouten, “In situ endothelialization of an artificial heart: Can we regenerate the endocardium.” (2019) Materials driven regeneration (MDR). Netherlands. Poster. [TU/e]

Luuk van Laake, Johannes T. B. Overvelde. “A Heartbeat for Soft Robots.” (2019) Klein Colloquium @AMOLF. Amsterdam, Netherlands. Presentation. [AMOLF]

Luuk van Laake, Johannes T. B. Overvelde, “A Heartbeat for Soft Robots.” (2019) Soft Matter Meeting. Eindhoven, Netherlands. Presentation. [AMOLF]

Luuk van Laake, Iniguez-Rabago, A., Oliveri, G., “Soft Robotics Research at AMOLF.” (2019) Springboard 2019 @AUC. Amsterdam, Netherlands. Presentation. [AMOLF]

Luuk van Laake, Johannes T. B. Overvelde, “Soft Fluidic Networks Driving Soft Robots.” (2019) Workshop ESPCI-UVA-AMOLF. Amsterdam, Netherlands. Presentation. [AMOLF]

Paul A.A. Bartels, Patricia Y.W. Dankers. “Adhesive supramolecular biomaterials as the endocardium of an artificial heart” (2019) CHAINS Conference. Veldhoven, Netherlands. Poster. [TU/e]

Paul A.A. Bartels, Patricia Y.W. Dankers. “Adhesive supramolecular biomaterials as the endocardium of an artificial heart” (2019) FMS annual meeting. Zwolle, Netherlands. Poster. [TU/e]

Paul A.A. Bartels, Patricia Y.W. Dankers. “Adhesive supramolecular biomaterials as the endocardium of an artificial heart” (2019) MDR annual meeting. ‘s Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. Poster. [TU/e]

Luuk van Laake, Johannes T.B. Overvelde. “Mechanically Programmable Sequential Actuation of Fluid-driven Soft Actuators.” (2019) APS March Meeting. Boston, United States. Presentation. [AMOLF]

Martina Maselli, Debora Zrinscak, Vanni Magliola, Matteo Cianchetti. “A piezoresistive flexible sensor to detect soft actuator deformation” (2019) IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics. Seoul, Korea. Poster. [SSSA]

Daniele D’Accolti, Debora Zrinscak, Mariangela Manti, Matteo Cianchetti. “Preliminary study on a magnetically driven soft robotic total artificial heart” (2018) National conference of the Italian Group of Bioengineering. Milano, Italy. Poster. [SSSA]

Margherita Brancadoro, Mariangela Manti, Selene Tognarelli, Matteo Cianchetti. “Preliminary experimental study on variable stiffness structures based on fiber jamming for soft robots” (2018) IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics. Livorno, Italy. Presentation. [SSSA]

Organized Workshops

Carlijn Bouten co-organizer session “Curing Heart Valve Disease: Merging Clinical, Biological and Engineering Perspectives.” (September 2018) ISACB conference. Bordeaux, France. [TU/e]

Matteo Cianchetti co-organizer session “Continuum Soft Robotics.” (October 2018) International Conference on Robotics and Intelligent Systems. Madrid, Spain. [SSSA]

Carlijn Bouten co-organizer full workshop. (May 2018) 1st international Heart Valve Tissue Engineering conference. Amsterdam, the Netherlands. [TU/e]

Carlijn Bouten organizer track “Tissue Engineering.” (June 2018) World Conference of Biomechanics. Dublin, Ireland. [TU/e]

Journals

A. Oliveri, M. Maselli, M. Lodi, M. Storace, M. Cianchetti. Model-Based Compensation of Rate-Dependent Hysteresis in a Piezoresistive Strain Sensor. (2018) IEEE Transaction on Industrial Electronics 66(10). [web] [repository] [pdf] [SSSA]

Conference Proceedings and Other Journals