Pneumatic devices require tight tolerances to keep them leak-free. Specialized companies offer various off-the-shelf devices, while these work well for many applications, there are also situations where custom design and production of pneumatic parts are desired. Cost e... View more
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Vincent Groenhuis received the B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in computer science, and the M.Sc.(Hons.) degree in embedded systems both from the University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, in 2006 and 2014, respectively. He is currently a Researcher at the Department of Robotics and Mechatronics, University of Twente, Enschede. Stefano Stramigioli received the M.Sc. (Hons.) degree (cum laude) from the University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, in 1992 and the Ph.D. (Hons.) degree (cum laude) from the Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, in 1998. He is currently a Full Professor of advanced robotics and the chair holder of the Robotics and Mechatronics Group, University of Twente. He has more than 200 publications including four books. He is currently the Vice-President for Research of euRobotics, the private part of the PPP with the EU known as SPARC. He has been an Officer and AdCom Member for IEEE/RAS.