January 2021

Highlighted News 

* Recording of 3rd Soft Robotics debate is available: “Bioinspiration vs. Biohybrid”

* SOFA Symposium 2020 recordings area available via SOFA Youtube channel!

* A special issue on Design Optimization of Soft Robots is published in December issue of IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine

* Call for paper: Small-Scale Robotics inside the Human Body in IEEE Transactions on Robotics.
Deadline for paper submission: June 1, 2021. The website is available here.

February issue of Soft Robotics is already online

* New episodes of soft robotics podcast are available in Soundcloud and Spotify.

* Call for Submissions for the Workshop on “Healable Soft Robots” on Robosoft2021. Online workshop at April 12. Deadline for submitting contributing abstracts: March 26. Accepted abstracts are presented in a 10 minute long presentation. Workshop webpage can be found here. For further information, please contact seppe.terryn@vub.be or tg444@cam.ac.uk

* Postdoctoral Researcher/PhD Student Positions in Microsystems Technology, Uppsala University with the following topics: Printed Microsystems Technology with Soft Materials, Soft and Compliant Microsystems for Energy Efficient bodyNET, Mechanical Energy Module for a Soft and Compliant bodyNET. For more information, please contact klas.hjort@angstrom.uu.se

* 2nd SMART training event: Integration smart materials in soft robotics 16-18 March 2021 (online using ZOOM). The website can be found here.

New Videos

* Automated routing of muscle fibers for soft robots (Dec 2020)

* A soft robot that adapts to environments through shape change (Dec 2020)

* Science of soft robot PV (Jan 2021)

* Robust navigation of a soft growing robot by exploiting contact with the environment (Feb 2021)

Published Journal

* Related view and review:

* Soft arm, manipulation, grasping:

* Soft locomotion, compliant locomotion:

* Soft sensing, artificial skin, electronic skin:

* Soft actuator, flexible actuator, compliant actuator:

* Soft robot application:

* Soft robot fabrication, embodied intelligence, morphological computation, morphological change:

* Soft robot learning, modeling, control, state estimation:

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