Soft Robotics: Land, Water, Air Advances

A special issue of Robotics (ISSN 2218-6581). This special issue belongs to the section "Soft Robotics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 244

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Automation & Robotics Research Group, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Interests: soft robotics; reconfigurable robotics; robot control; robotic manipulation and grasping
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Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT), University of Luxembourg, 1855 Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Soft robotics is a field that exemplifies innovation and adaptability, extending its applications across diverse environments—terrestrial, aquatic, and aerial. This Special Issue focuses on the advancements in soft robotics and how they navigate and interact with different terrains and elements. Emphasizing the integration of soft robotics in land, water, and air, we aim to showcase the cutting-edge developments that are pushing the boundaries of robotic capabilities.

We invite research that delves into the unique challenges and solutions presented by each environment. Submissions should explore the intersection of soft robotics with environmental adaptability, highlighting the design, fabrication, modeling, sensing, and control of soft robots. Papers that present innovations in materials, actuation mechanisms, and sensing technologies, particularly those facilitating operation across multiple domains, are of great interest.

This Special Issue also seeks contributions that demonstrate the practical applications of soft robotics in various settings. From underwater exploration and aerial surveillance to terrestrial mobility, the potential applications are vast and varied. Comprehensive reviews that offer insights into current trends and future directions of soft robotics in these environments are also welcome.

Topics of interest include:

  • Design and fabrication of soft robots for diverse environments;
  • Adaptive and resilient soft robotic systems;
  • Biomimetic approaches in soft robotics;
  • Cross-domain challenges in soft robotics;
  • Material innovation for environmental adaptability;
  • Advanced control systems for versatile soft robots;
  • Case studies and real-world applications of soft robotics in land, water, and air.

Dr. Hamed Rahimi Nohooji
Prof. Dr. Holger Voos
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at 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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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. Robotics is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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.


  • soft robotics
  • adaptive robotics
  • environmental robotics
  • biomimetic robotics
  • material innovation in robotics
  • control systems in robotics
  • cross-domain robotics
  • land robotics
  • aquatic robotics
  • aerial robotics

Published Papers

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