First International Symposium on »Soft Robotics« in Germany

First International Symposium on »Soft Robotics« in Germany

The research areas as well as the knowledge gained for the practical use of robots are growing and expanding beyond manufacturing and industrial automation, making inroads in sectors such as health care and terrain sensing, as well as general assistive systems working in close interaction with humans. In a situation like this, it is necessary for future robot systems to become less stiff and more specialized by taking inspiration from the mechanical compliance and versatility found in natural materials and organisms.

At present, a new discipline is emerging in this area, called »Soft Robotics«. It particularly challenges the traditional thinking of engineers, as the confluence of technologies, ranging from new materials, sensors, actuators and production techniques to new design tools, will make it possible to create new systems whose structures are almost completely made of soft materials, which bring about entirely new functions and behaviors, similar in many ways to natural systems.

We would like to cordially invite you to the international symposium on »Soft Robotics«, held in Stuttgart on 23 — 24 June 2014. On these two days, thirty researchers will present their ideas and experiences but also talk about research results related to »Soft Robotics«.

We are looking forward to welcome you in June to our outstanding lecture program and to participate in this enriching exchange in Stuttgart!

Yours sincerely, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. mult. Alexander Verl, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Annika Raatz


First International Symposium on »Soft Robotics« in Germany

23 — 24th June 2014


In addition to interdisciplinary approaches, the symposium will focus on four main topics:
• Soft Actuators and Control
• Soft Interactions
• Soft Robot Assistants: Potential and Challenges
• Human-centered »Soft Robotics«


The objective of the symposium is to bring together scientists, researchers, high-level industrialists, policy makers, key societal stakeholders, and graduate students and encourage them to share their ideas for unusual but convincing solutions.

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Contact Details


Karin Reinert

Verein zur Förderung produktionstechnischer Forschung e.V. (FpF)Phone +49 711 970-1204
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Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA

Nobelstrasse 12 I 70569 Stuttgart
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