Soft Robotics

Transferring Theory to Application

  • Alexander Verl
  • Alin Albu-Schäffer
  • Oliver Brock
  • Annika Raatz
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Outline

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alexander Verl, Alin Albu-Schäffer, Oliver Brock, Annika Raatz
      Pages 3-4
    3. Welf-Guntram Drossel, Holger Schlegel, Michael Walther, Philipp Zimmermann, André Bucht
      Pages 5-16
  3. Sensors and Actuators

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Welf-Guntram Drossel, Holger Schlegel, Michael Walther, Philipp Zimmermann, André Bucht
      Pages 19-32
    3. In Seong Yoo, Sebastian Reitelshöfer, Maximilian Landgraf, Jörg Franke
      Pages 33-41
    4. Martin Haegele, Christophe Maufroy, Werner Kraus, Maik Siee, Jannis Breuninger
      Pages 42-53
  4. Modeling, Simulation and Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Christopher Armbrust, Lisa Kiekbusch, Thorsten Ropertz, Karsten Berns
      Pages 81-91
    3. Jürgen Roßmann, Michael Schluse, Malte Rast, Eric Guiffo Kaigom, Torben Cichon, Michael Schluse
      Pages 100-119
    4. Andre Seyfarth, Katayon Radkhah, Oskar von Stryk
      Pages 120-133
  5. Materials, Design and Manufacturing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Raphael Addinall, Thomas Ackermann, Ivica Kolaric
      Pages 147-156
    3. M. Milwich, S.K. Selvarayan, G.T. Gresser
      Pages 157-172
    4. Annika Raatz, Sebastian Blankemeyer, Gundula Runge, Christopher Bruns, Gunnar Borchert
      Pages 173-183
    5. C. Hochberg, O. Schwarz, U. Schneider
      Pages 184-197
    6. Andreas Fischer, Steve Rommel, Alexander Verl
      Pages 198-208
  6. Soft Robotic Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Raphael Deimel, Oliver Brock
      Pages 211-221
    3. Sebastian Wolf, Thomas Bahls, Maxime Chalon, Werner Friedl, Markus Grebenstein, Hannes Höppner et al.
      Pages 231-254
    4. Dennis Kundrat, Andreas Schoob, Lüder A. Kahrs, Tobias Ortmaier
      Pages 265-271
    5. Jamie Paik
      Pages 272-281
    6. Steven Dirven, Weiliang Xu, Leo Cheng
      Pages 282-291

About these proceedings


The research areas as well as the knowledge gained for the practical use of robots are growing and expanding beyond manufacturing and industrial automation, making inroads in sectors such as health care and terrain sensing, as well as general assistive systems working in close interaction with humans. In a situation like this, it is necessary for future robot systems to become less stiff and more specialized by taking inspiration from the mechanical compliance and versatility found in natural materials and organisms.
At present, a new discipline is emerging in this area, called »Soft Robotics«. It particularly challenges the traditional thinking of engineers, as the confluence of technologies, ranging from new materials, sensors, actuators and production techniques to new design tools, will make it possible to create new systems whose structures are almost completely made of soft materials, which bring about entirely new functions and behaviors, similar in many ways to natural systems.
These Proceedings focus on four main topics:
• Soft Actuators and Control
• Soft Interactions
• Soft Robot Assistants: Potential and Challenges
• Human-centered »Soft Robotics«.


Human-centered Soft Robotics Robot Assistant Safe Human-robot Interaction Soft Actuators Soft Control Soft Interactions Soft Robotics

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexander Verl
    • 1
  • Alin Albu-Schäffer
    • 2
  • Oliver Brock
    • 3
  • Annika Raatz
    • 4
  1. 1.Fraunhofer IPAStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.DLR Institute of Robotics and MechatronicsWesslingGermany
  3. 3.TU BerlinBerlinGermany
  4. 4.Leibniz University of HannoverGarbsenGermany

Bibliographic information