Soft Robotics: Trends, Applications and Challenges

Proceedings of the Soft Robotics Week, April 25-30, 2016, Livorno, Italy

  • Cecilia Laschi
  • Jonathan Rossiter
  • Fumiya Iida
  • Matteo Cianchetti
  • Laura Margheri
Conference proceedings

Part of the Biosystems & Biorobotics book series (BIOSYSROB, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Cecilia Laschi, Fumiya Iida, Jonathan Rossiter, Matteo Cianchetti, Laura Margheri
    Pages 1-4
  3. Mahmoud Tavakoli, Rui Pedro Rocha, João Lourenço, Tong Lu, Carmel Majidi
    Pages 5-10
  4. Lucia Beccai, Chiara Lucarotti, Massimo Totaro, Majid Taghavi
    Pages 11-21
  5. Rob B. N. Scharff, Eugeni L. Doubrovski, Wim A. Poelman, Pieter P. Jonker, Charlie C. L. Wang, Jo M. P. Geraedts
    Pages 23-29
  6. Francesco Giorgio-Serchi, Gabriel D. Weymouth
    Pages 37-46
  7. Barry Andrew Trimmer
    Pages 47-55
  8. Barbara Mazzolai
    Pages 57-63
  9. Sina Sareh, Robert Siddall, Talib Alhinai, Mirko Kovac
    Pages 65-74
  10. Matteo Cianchetti, Arianna Menciassi
    Pages 75-85
  11. Utku Culha, Josie Hughes, Andre Rosendo, Fabio Giardina, Fumiya Iida
    Pages 87-94
  12. Jonathan Rossiter, Jonathan Winfield, Ioannis Ieropoulos
    Pages 95-101
  13. Christian Duriez, Thor Bieze
    Pages 103-109
  14. Helmut Hauser, Francesco Corucci
    Pages 117-122

About these proceedings


This book offers a comprehensive, timely snapshot of current research, technologies and applications of soft robotics. The different chapters, written by international experts across multiple fields of soft robotics, cover innovative systems and technologies for soft robot legged locomotion, soft robot manipulation, underwater soft robotics, biomimetic soft robotic platforms, plant-inspired soft robots, flying soft robots, soft robotics in surgery, as well as methods for their modeling and control. Based on the results of the second edition of the Soft Robotics Week, held on April 25 – 30, 2016, in Livorno, Italy, the book reports on the major research lines and novel technologies presented and discussed during the event.


Soft Robot Legged Locomotion Soft Robot Manipulation Underwater Soft Robotics Plant-inspired Soft Robots Flying Soft Robots Soft Surgical Robots Soft Bionic Hands Reconfigurable Robots Soft-bodies Robots Control of Deformable Robots Self-organizing Soft-robots Embodied Intelligence Physical Intelligence Biomimetic Soft Robots Evolutionary Soft Robotics Soft Robotics Prostheses Wearable Soft Robots

Editors and affiliations

  • Cecilia Laschi
    • 1
  • Jonathan Rossiter
    • 2
  • Fumiya Iida
    • 3
  • Matteo Cianchetti
    • 4
  • Laura Margheri
    • 5
  1. 1.The BioRobotics InstituteScuola Superiore Sant'Anna The BioRobotics InstitutePisaItaly
  2. 2.Bristol Robotics LaboratoryUniversity of Bristol Bristol Robotics LaboratoryCliftonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Department of EngineeringCambridge University Department of EngineeringCambridgeUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.The BioRobotics InstituteScuola Superiore Sant'Anna The BioRobotics InstitutePisaItaly
  5. 5.The BioRobotics InstituteScuola Superiore Sant'Anna The BioRobotics InstitutePisaItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-46459-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-46460-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-3562
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-3570
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