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dc.contributor.authorVogt, Daniel M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBecker, Kaitlyn P.en_US
dc.contributor.authorPhillips, Brennan T.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGraule, Moritz A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRotjan, Randi D.en_US
dc.contributor.authorShank, Timothy M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorCordes, Erik E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWood, Robert J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGruber, David F.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-02T15:20:01Z
dc.date.available2020-03-02T15:20:01Z
dc.date.issued2018-08-01
dc.identifierhttp://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000440415500026&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=6e74115fe3da270499c3d65c9b17d654
dc.identifier.citationDaniel M Vogt, Kaitlyn P Becker, Brennan T Phillips, Moritz A Graule, Randi D Rotjan, Timothy M Shank, Erik E Cordes, Robert J Wood, David F Gruber. 2018. "Shipboard design and fabrication of custom 3D-printed soft robotic manipulators for the investigation of delicate deep-sea organisms." PLOS ONE, Volume 13, Issue 8. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0200386
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/39600
dc.description.abstractSoft robotics is an emerging technology that has shown considerable promise in deep-sea marine biological applications. It is particularly useful in facilitating delicate interactions with fragile marine organisms. This study describes the shipboard design, 3D printing and integration of custom soft robotic manipulators for investigating and interacting with deep-sea organisms. Soft robotics manipulators were tested down to 2224m via a Remotely-Operated Vehicle (ROV) in the Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA) and facilitated the study of a diverse suite of soft-bodied and fragile marine life. Instantaneous feedback from the ROV pilots and biologists allowed for rapid re-design, such as adding “fingernails”, and re-fabrication of soft manipulators at sea. These were then used to successfully grasp fragile deep-sea animals, such as goniasterids and holothurians, which have historically been difficult to collect undamaged via rigid mechanical arms and suction samplers. As scientific expeditions to remote parts of the world are costly and lengthy to plan, on-the-fly soft robot actuator printing offers a real-time solution to better understand and interact with delicate deep-sea environments, soft-bodied, brittle, and otherwise fragile organisms. This also offers a less invasive means of interacting with slow-growing deep marine organisms, some of which can be up to 18,000 years old.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work is supported by NOAA OER Grant # NA17OAR0110083 "Exploration of the Seamounts of the Phoenix Islands Protected Area" to RDR, EEC, TMS and DFG and Schmidt Ocean Institute Grant: "What is the Current State of the Deep-Sea Coral Ecosystem in the Phoenix Island Protected Area?" to EEC, RDR, TMS and DFG; NSF Instrument Development for Biological Research Award # 1556164 to RJW and #1556123 to DFG; the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative of the National Academy of Sciences under award #NAKFI DBS21 to RJW and DFG; and NFS Research Fellowship awarded to KPB (#DGE1144152). It is also supported by the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University. We are grateful for the support from the National Geographic Society Innovation Challenge (Grant No.: SP 12-14) to RJW and DFG. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript. (NA17OAR0110083 - NOAA OER; Schmidt Ocean Institute Grant; 1556164 - NSF Instrument Development for Biological Research Award; 1556123 - NSF Instrument Development for Biological Research Award; NAKFI DBS21 - National Academies Keck Futures Initiative of the National Academy of Sciences; DGE1144152 - NFS Research Fellowship; Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University; SP 12-14 - National Geographic Society Innovation Challenge)en_US
dc.format.extent16 p.en_US
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherPUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCEen_US
dc.relation.ispartofPLOS ONE
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 Internationalen_US
dc.source.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectScience & technologyen_US
dc.subjectMultidisciplinary sciencesen_US
dc.subjectHanden_US
dc.subjectAquatic organismsen_US
dc.subjectEquipment designen_US
dc.subjectOceans and seasen_US
dc.subjectPrinting, three-dimensionalen_US
dc.subjectRoboticsen_US
dc.subjectGeneral science & technologyen_US
dc.titleShipboard design and fabrication of custom 3D-printed soft robotic manipulators for the investigation of delicate deep-sea organismsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.versionPublished versionen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0200386
pubs.elements-sourceweb-of-scienceen_US
pubs.notesEmbargo: No embargoen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston Universityen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciencesen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Biologyen_US
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_US
dc.identifier.orcid0000-0002-3401-9784 (Rotjan, Randi D)
dc.identifier.mycv416338


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