September 2015

Highlighted News

*  RoboSoft Grand Challenge

Extended deadline for participation: October 31, 2015.
The first outdoor Challenge for Soft Robots in terrestrial locomotion, underwater exploration and dextrous manipulation will be held in Livorno (Italy) next April 29-30, 2016. Information for participation and rules is here.

* RoboSoft’s Outreach Events for Industry

– October 8, 2015 (Bristol, UK): The RoboSoft Industrial Networking and, Engagement Day on Soft Technologies
– October 22, 2015 (Lisbon, Portugal): ICT 2015 Networking Session “Soft Machines – The Next Technological Revolution!”

* Novel biomimetic models: materials, soft robots and artificial intelligence (The Cephalopod International Advisory Council (CIAC2015) at Hakodate, Japan)

Dates: November 8-9 (9:00-17:00)
Location: Hakodate Research Center for Fisheries and Oceans

The goal of this workshop is to give an overview of recently advanced biomimetic models, design, and any theories or arts inspired by cephalopod molluscs or ceph-like objects. For more information, please see it here or contact the organizers:
Letizia Zullo (
Kohei Nakajima (
Shuichi Shigeno (

* The current issue of Soft Robotics is already online

New Videos

Sensorimotor learning for compliance control of a legged robot

Published Journal Articles

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* Soft arm, manipulation, grasping:

* Soft locomotion, compliant locomotion:

* Soft sensing, artificial skin, electronic skin:

* Soft robot fabrication, growing robot:

* Soft actuator, flexible actuator, compliant actuator:

* Soft robot application:

* Morphological computation, morphological change, self-organization:

Conference and Workshop Papers

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