[robotics-worldwide] [meetings][call for papers] IROS18 full day workshop on “Soft Robotic Modeling and Control: Bringing Together Articulated Soft Robots and Soft-Bodied Robots”

Soft Robot Modelling and Control softrobotsmoco18 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 2 01:04:48 PDT 2018

Dear All,

SRMC (Soft Robotic Modeling and Control: Bringing Together Articulated Soft
Robots and Soft-Bodied Robots) is a full day workshop organized in the
context of IROS2018, in Madrid, Spain.

The main aim of the workshop is to inspire new approaches in modeling and
controlling of articulated and continuum soft robots. We will bring
together recognized experts in both modeling and control of soft robots,
trying to answer questions such as: to which extent techniques and
principles developed for articulated soft robots can be extended to the
control of continuously deformable soft robots? In return, what methods
developed for soft-bodied robots find application in the other field? What
are the remaining problems that will require a specific treatment and
analysis? Which are the new challenges in these fields? Selected experts
will give talks on the relevant topics.

For more informations please visit the workshop page:


We thereby invite you to submit short papers (2-4 pages in IEEE conference
format) at the following link:



include but are not limited to

*Model-Based Control of Soft Robots*

   - Optimal policies in stiffness regulation
   - Excitation of intrinsic resonance modes
   - Augmented control linking models of rigid robots with soft robots
   - FEM-based control of Soft-Bodied Robots
   - Passivity-based control
   - Nonlinear control

*Modeling of Soft Robots*

   - Minimal parameter models
   - Kirchhoff Models
   - Cosserat Models
   - Reduced dimension Models
   - Soft Contact Models
   - Port-Hamiltonian systems

*Alternative Control Approaches for Soft Robots*

   - Learning control in Soft Robots
   - Evolutionary Soft Robots
   - Co-design of morphology and control

Submission deadline of short papers: July 31st, 2018
Notification of acceptance: August 15th, 2018

For any question you may have please do not hesitate to contact us at:
SoftRobotsMoCo18 at gmail.com

We are looking forward to seeing you at the workshop!

Kind regards,

Robert Katzschmann, CSAIL - MIT

Cosimo Della Santina, Centro E. Piaggio - University of Pisa

Daniela Rus, CSAIL - MIT

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