[robotics-worldwide] [Soft Robotics] [meetings] Workshop"Towards Soft Perceptive Robots" at Robosoft2018 // April 24, 2018 - Livorno ITALY

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[robotics-worldwide] [Soft Robotics] [meetings] Workshop"Towards Soft Perceptive Robots" at Robosoft2018 // April 24, 2018 - Livorno ITALY

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to participate and contribute to the
following full day WORKSHOP at IEEE-RAS Robosoft 2018 on April 24, 2018
in Livorno, Italy:

***Towards Soft Perceptive Robots: From Robotic and
Biologically-Inspired Solutions, To Soft Sensing Technologies***

Workshop website: *https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__softperceptiverobots.it_&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=lPU-xfzfn7l2HY-MfLJEFBpF6z6e8WLJ6gZwzKWc3EM&s=LDX4NcPMQGXih55-2HGk0CJ4i1CaVagGIZxhTXrEOcs&e= *

Obtaining autonomy and going beyond open-loop controlin soft robotics
requires integrating sensors within soft-bodied systems to provide
multiple modes of proprioceptive and exteroceptive feedback. All this is
highly challenging since the bodies deform and adapt to the exterior
during movement, leading to a strong interplay among the actuation
mechanics of soft bodies, the sensing morphology and functionality, and
the mechanical interaction with the environment. In this workshop, we
aim to gather scientists from various fields (including material
science, robotics, biology, and engineering) to discuss bio-inspired
approaches, robotic strategies and sensing solutions towards the
development of perceptive soft robots.
_/Topics include:////sensorized soft robots, //biomimetic soft
locomotion//, embodied sensing//, soft robot control, biomimetic and
soft tactile sensing//, elastic electronics//, hyperelastic materials
for mechanical sensing//, 2D/3D printing of soft materials./

We invite attendees to share their research results with DEMOS,
Young researchers and students and are encouraged to participate.
Last minute works are welcome.

APPLY through the workshop

/(alphabetical order)/
Matteo Cianchetti, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy
Van Ho, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Fumiya Iida, University of Cambridge, UK
Unyong Jeong, Pohang Science and Technology University, South Korea
Martin Kaltenbrunner, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Rebecca Kramer, Yale University, USA
Carmel Majidi, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Robert Shepherd, Cornell University, USA
Barry Trimmer, Tufts University, USA
Ryan Truby, Harvard University, USA
Patricia Xu, Cornell University, USA

Best wishes,

Lucia Beccai, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy ([hidden email])
Kathryn Daltorio, Case Western Reserve University, USA ([hidden email])

Workshop organizers

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