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Programmable and Reconfigurable Soft Engineered Systems

PARSES (PI Kris Dorsey) is a multi-disciplinary group at Northeastern University in the departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering (College of Engineering) and Physical Therapy, Movement, and Rehabilitation Sciences (PTMRS, BouveĢ College of Health Sciences).

We work on challenges related to the design and engineering of soft robots and wearable devices. Some of the challenges we tackle in our work include:

  • Reconfiguring and tuning soft structure performance

  • Sensing the deformation of soft robots

  • Enhancing selectivity in soft mechanical sensors