July 2014

Highlighted News

* Successfully organized workshops on “Advances on soft robotics” at RSS 2014 as part of the Robosoft Coordination Action

* A soft robotics paper “A novel type of compliant, underactuated robotic hand for dexterous grasping” won the Best Student Paper award at RSS 2014. The authors also offer to build the robotic hand or just the actuator for other laboratories. Please contact the authors for further information.

* Call for papers: Special Issue on “Soft mechatronics – Mechanics and multi-physics of compliant transducers” (Springer International Journal Meccanica,  IF=1.747). Deadline for full paper submission: October 1, 2014, with a target publication date in 2015. The online submission service is available here, and instructions for authors are available here.

New Videos

Virtual muscles from servo motors and muscle models for compliant behaviors, scientific result was published in Industrial Robot

* Three chamber soft pneumatic actuator, scientific result was presented at the workshop on “Advances on Soft Robotics”

Published Journal Articles

* Review / perspective:

* Soft manipulation:

* Soft locomotion, passive dynamic locomotion:

* Soft sensing, artificial skin, electronic skin:

* Soft actuator, flexible actuator, compliant actuator:

* Soft robot application:

* Self-organization, morphological computation:

* Foldable robots:

* Biological studies:

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