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).