Activities

IEEE-RAS International Conference on Soft Robotics (Robosoft)

The 8th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Soft Robotics will be held in Lausanne, Switzerland. Dates TBD. 

Social Event at ICRA 2024 (Yokohama)

Social Event at RoboSoft 2024 (San Diego)

Conference activities

The following workshops and competitions are endorsed or sponsored by the TC on Soft Robotics in upcoming conferences:

The following workshops and competitions were endorsed or sponsored by the TC on Soft Robotics in previous conferences:

Awards (2024)

  • IEEE RoboSoft Best Paper Awards
    • Winner:
      • Maximilian Stölzle, Sonal Santosh Baberwal, Daniela Rus, Shirley Coyle, Cosimo Della Santina. Guiding Soft Robots with Motor-Imagery Brain Signals and Impedance Control.
    • Runner up:
      • Joshua Pinskier, James Brett, David Howard. Towards Bespoke Soft Grippers through Voxel-Scale Metamaterial Topology Optimisation.
  • IEEE RoboSoft Best Poster Awards
    • Winner:
      • Baekgyeom Kim, Victor Ortega-Jimenez, Seungyong Han, Daeshik Kang, Saad Bhamla, Je-Sung Koh. Passive Aerial Righting and Safe Landing of a Small Bio-inspired Jumping Robot.
    • Runner up:
      • Cathleen Arase, Qifan Yu, Kaitlyn Becker. Bonding Rigid and Soft Materials Using Flocking.
      • William Foster-Hall, David J. Harvey, Rini Akmeliawati. Soft Robotics for Space Applications: Towards a Family of Locomotion Platforms.
  • IEEE RoboSoft Excellence in Manufacturing Reproducibility
    • Winner:
      • Savita Vitthalrao Kendre, Lehong Wang, Ethan Wilke, Nicholas Pacheco, Loris Fichera, Markus Nemitz. FDM Printing: a Fabrication Method for Fluidic Soft Circuits.
    • Runner up:
      • Baekgyeom Kim, Victor Ortega-Jimenez, Seungyong Han, Daeshik Kang, Saad Bhamla, Je-Sung Koh. Passive Aerial Righting and Safe Landing of Small Scale Bio-inspired Jumping Robot.
      • Ryo Kanno, Huy Nguyen Pham, Joshua Pinskier, David Howard, Sukho Song, Mirko Kovac. Hybrid Soft Electrostatic Metamaterial Gripper for Multi-surface, Multi-object Adaptation.
  • IEEE RoboSoft Competition Winners
    • Design: WADDLEGRAB, Bristol Soft Robotics Lab
    • Locomotion: SOFTech, Southern University of Science and Technology, Lu Jinxuan, Xie Lingyim Qu Zeyang, Hu Xinshu, Hongqiang Wang
    • Manipulation: KIWIBOTIC, Leibniz University Hannover, Ditzia Susana Garcia Morales, Lisa Katharina Kesting, Lucia Natalia Flores Sarco, Anna Elisa Leal, Miriam Walter
    • Autonomy: RobUST, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 
  • IEEE RoboSoft Demo Awards
    • 1st place: Dallin L Cordon, Shaden Moss, Marc Killpack, John Salmon. Human Robot Co-Manipulation with Pneumatic Robotic Manipulators.  
    • 2nd place: Cosima du Pasquier, Lavender Tessmer, Ian Scholl, Liana Tilton, Tian Chen, Skylar Tibbits, Allison Okamura. Haptic Knits for Distributed Softness Wearable Haptics.
    • 3rd place: Pragna Mannam, Xingyu Liu, Ding Zhao, Jean Oh, Nancy S Pollard. Design and Control Co-Optimization for Automated Design Iteration of Dexterous Anthropomorphic Soft Robotic Hands.
  • IEEE/ SICE SII2024 Best Soft Robotic Paper Award
    • Hiroyuki Nabae. Fiber Jamming Mechanism for Back-Stretchable McKibben Muscles.

For information on previous awards, click here.