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Special Issue "Soft Robotics: Design, Fabrication, Modeling, Control and Applications"
A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X). This special issue belongs to the section "A：Physics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 March 2022) | Viewed by 20657
Special Issue Editor
Interests: surgical robotics; control; soft robotics; haptics; capsule endoscopy; artificial muscles; wearable devices; functional materials; soft sensors; soft actuators
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Special Issue Information
Soft robotics is an emerging field in robotics where highly compliant materials and structures, similar to those found in living organisms, are used to build soft, elastic, deformable systems that go beyond traditional rigid approaches to increase their dexterity and adaptability in physical unknown enviroments and enhance safety when interacting with humans. Soft robotics is presenting new possibilities to a wide range of applications in healthcare, haptics, defense, industry, entertainment, and education. We anticipate that soft robotics will play a vital role in the future development of robotic, mechatronic, and wearable systems. However, there still exist huge technical challenges for the design, fabrication, modelling, and control of soft robotic structures that prevent them from being directly used in practice. Novel material development, new design of advanced composites and structures, and facile fabrication methods, together with advanced nonlinear modelling, sensing techniques, and precise control algorithms, are highly desired in real-world applications. The main purpose of this Special Issue is to solicit excellent works from experts in the field to solve exisiting challenges of soft robotics towards the developemnts of “softer and smater” robotic systems. The topics of interest include (but are not limitted to) the following:
- Soft sensors
- Soft actuators
- Bio-inspired soft robotic structures and devices
- Flexible and stretchable electronics and mechatronics
- Soft haptics
- Liquid metals and their applications in soft robotics
- Soft variable stiffness structures
- Hybrid rigid-soft interfaces
- Nonlinear modelling and control of soft robotics
- Soft wearable and assistive devices
- Soft materials and composites
- Advanced design and fabrication methods for soft robotics
- System integration for soft sensors and actuators
- Shape programmable and transformable soft robotic structures and devices
Dr. Thanh Nho Do
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