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Special Issue "Soft Robotics: New Design, Control, and Application"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2019).
Soft robotics is a rapidly growing interdisciplinary research area, since deformable features for building robotic and mechatronic systems are expected to have high potential in various applications. Particularly, soft mechanisms may present new opportunities in resolving problems in conventional robotics such as miniaturization, compliant control, wearability, movement on uneven surfaces or in water, and flexibility. This Special Issue welcomes recent advances, challenges, and future perspectives about design, control, and applications in soft robotics. We invite researchers to contribute original works and qualified reviews related to this Special Issue, exploiting recent methodologies for fabricating active soft bodies including compliant sensors and actuators, proposing new approaches in designing soft mechanisms for robotic motions, and addressing challenges in developing dedicated systems for future applications.
Prof. Ki-Uk Kyung
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Applied Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
Prospective authors are invited to submit high-quality papers representing results in all areas of soft robotics including, but not limited to, the following:
- The design of soft robots and their mechanisms
- Compliant functional materials
- Soft sensors
- Soft actuators and artificial muscles
- Bioinspired mechanism design
- Control of soft mechanisms
- Wearable systems and flexible user interfaces
- Bioinspired grasping, lifting, locomotion, swimming, flying, jumping, and adhesion
- Manufacturing techniques for soft mechanisms
- Novel actuation methodology for soft robots
- Applications of soft robotic and mechatronic systems