[robotics-worldwide] [Meetings][Robosoft2018][Extended Deadline Dec 8]: The First IEEE-RAS International Conference on Soft Robotics

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[robotics-worldwide] [Meetings][Robosoft2018][Extended Deadline Dec 8]: The First IEEE-RAS International Conference on Soft Robotics

Surya Nurzaman
The First IEEE-RAS International Conference on Soft Robotics
April 24-28, 2018. Livorno Italy
Pacific time)

### Description ###
Soft robotics is a recent exciting trend of robotics, taking the challenge
of using soft materials and deformable structures for building robots, with
high potential for impact in science and in applications. Given the young
and fast growing area and the lively interdisciplinary community that grew
around soft robotics, the RoboSoft international conference aims at
presenting recent progresses in this field, for discussing new science, new
technologies and new opportunities for applications.
More detailed information can be found at:

### Confirmed plenary speakers ###
Mark Cutkosky (Stanford University), Koichi Suzumori (Tokyo Institute of
Technology), Paolo Dario (SSSA), Daniel Goldman (Georgia Tech)

### Important dates ###
Full paper submission: December 8, 2017
Notification of acceptance: February 1, 2018
Final submission: March 1, 2018
Deadline for early bird registration: March 1, 2018
Workshops/tutorials: proposals December 15, 2018
Notification of acceptance: January 15, 2018
Soft robot competition: submission of pre-selection material January 15,
Notification of acceptance: March 1, 2018
Conference: April 25-27, 2018
Tutorial/Workshop: April 24, 2018
Soft robotics competitions: April 28, 2018

### Submission instructions ###
Prospective authors are invited to submit high-quality full 6-page papers
representing original results in all areas of soft robotics. Submission
page will soon be set up at the IEEE RAS PaperPlaza. RoboSoft 2018 provides
authors with two options to present their paper: Podium Sessions (12-minute
oral presentation + 3-minute Q&A), or Interactive Sessions (1-minute
plenary teaser + Interactive presentation (poster/video/demo)).
Tutorial and workshop proposals are called for half-day and full-day.
Tutorials and workshops will be held on April 24, before the conference
technical program.
Proposals are also called for teams wishing to challenge themselves and
their soft robots in locomotion and manipulation tasks, showing their
resilience, their capability to pass through small apertures, their ability
to move on uneven terrains and their capability of dexterous manipulation.
The competitions will be held on April 28, after the conference technical
program, and will be open to public.

### Latest update ###
The rulebook of the competition is updated:

### Organizing Committee ###
General Chair: Cecilia Laschi
Program Chair: Fumiya Iida
Treasurer: Kyujin Cho
Program Co-Chairs: Yiğit Mengüç, Mike Tolley, Ryuma Niiyama, Jamie Paik
Interdisciplinary Program Co-Chairs: Barbara Mazzolai, Barry Trimmer, Josh
Bongard, Antonio De Simone, Rob Shepherd
Publication Chairs: Helmut Hauser, Thrish Nanayakkara
Publicity Chairs: Surya Nurzaman, Egidio Falotico
Workshops/Tutorials Chairs: Adam Stokes, Rebecca Kramer
Interactive sessions Chairs: Lucia Beccai, Mariangela Manti
Exhibition/Industry & Sponsorship Chair: Jonathan Rossiter
Competition Chairs: Jamie Paik, Marcello Calisti
Local Arrangements Chair: Matteo Cianchetti
Awards Chair: Koh Hosoda
Conference Secretariat: Federica Radici
Advisory board: Daniela Rus, Dario Floreano, Rob Wood, George Whitesides,
Paolo Dario, George Jerominidis, Barry Trimmer, Chris Melhuish, Koichi
Program Committee Members: Cecilia Laschi, Fumiya Iida, Matteo Cianchetti,
Thrish Nanayakarra, Jonathan Rossiter, Dario Floreano, Jamie Paik, Adam
Stokes, Kaspar Altoefer, Matthew Howard, Antonio Bicchi, Barbara Mazzolai,
Maria Kruusmaa, Barry Trimmer, Josh Bongard, Perla Maiolino, Helmut Hauser,
Mirko Kovac, Ryuma Niiyama, Taro Nakamura, Wen Li, Kyujin Cho, Surya
Nurzaman, Pablo Valdivia, Lucia Beccai, Koh Hosoda, Akio Ishiguro, Takuya
Umedachi, Van Ho, Yiğit Mengüç, Mike Tolley, Daniela Rus, Rob Wood,
Carmel Majidi, Rebecca Kramer, Sangbae Kim, Barry Trimmer, Cagdas Onal,
Liyu Wang, Andre Rosendo, Rob Shepherd, Federico Renda, Antonio De Simone,
Yonglae Park


Surya G. Nurzaman, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering Discipline
School of Engineering, Sunway Campus
Monash University
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Tel/Fax: +60-3-55159641/55146207
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