Special Session

Special Session on “Soft Robotics”
by Xiaoping Chen and Hao Jiang (University of Science and Technology of China, China)
Abstract: There has been an increasing interest in the use of soft and deformable structures in the robotic systems. Soft and deformable structures are crucial in the systems that deal with uncertain and dynamic task-environments, e.g. grasping and manipulation of unknown objects, locomotion in rough terrains, and physical contacts with living cells and human bodies. Moreover, the investigations on soft materials are also necessary for more visionary research topics such as self-repairing, growing, and self-replicating robots. Read more details..