Conference Scope and Topics
The field of soft robotics has grown significantly in the last decade and has brought significant achievements in terms of principles, models, technologies, fabrication techniques for soft robots and in interdisciplinary areas such as soft functional materials, stretchable electronics and biology. The conceptual and theoretical framework of soft robotics includes modeling and control and computational capacity of soft body dynamics, i.e. “morphological computation”. It becomes possible to pursue applications of soft robots in several fields, ranging from explorations to biomedical applications. The conference aims at providing a proper space for discussing soft robotics challenges in research and applications, at international level. Given the young area and the lively interdisciplinary community that grew around soft robotics, an international conference on this topic is extremely timely and important for further developments in this field, for producing new science, new technologies and new opportunities for applications. The conference would be very suitable to young researchers and students, too. The interdisciplinary nature of soft robotics gives the conference the potential for attracting attendees from more disciplines and the current expectations around soft robotics provide the potential for attracting attendees from companies.