March 2018

Highlighted News 

* The first IEEE Conference on Soft Robotics (Robosoft 2018) will be held on April 24-28, 2018

* Workshop attached to Robosoft 2018: “Soft-bodied structures in nature and robotics: towards new trends and opportunities” (April 24, Livorno, Italy)

* Workshop attached to Robosoft 2018: “Soft robotics at small scales: Robotic functionalities by soft and smart materials” (April 24, Livorno, Italy)

* April issue of Soft Robotics is already online

* Call for Papers: Special issue “Soft Robotics” in MDPI Biomimetics (Deadline: 30 April 2018)

* Soft Robotic Toolkit Seeking Competition Judges. The Soft Robotics Toolkit is an online platform for hosting and sharing soft robotics materials and growing the community. The Soft Robotics Toolkit is seeking individuals within the community to be involved as judges in our annual competition.  To volunteer, or for more information please email Donal Holland ( or Conor Walsh (

New Videos

* Superpick: The autonomous bin picking, sorting and order fulfilment solution (March 2018)

* Perceptions of a soft robotic tentacle in interaction (March 2018)

Soft sensors that feel (March 2018)

Published Journal Articles

* Related review:

* Soft arm, manipulation, grasping:

* Soft locomotion, compliant locomotion:

* Soft sensing, artificial skin, electronic skin:

* Soft actuator, flexible actuator, compliant actuator:

* Soft robot application:

* Morphological computation, morphological change, self-organization:

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