[robotics-worldwide] [news] RoboSoft Competition 2019

Marcello Calisti marcello.calisti at santannapisa.it
Mon Feb 11 05:19:53 PST 2019

***** Deadline Approaching for RoboSoft Competition entries: February 27,
2019 ****

Soft robotics is a new and vibrant trend of robotics, which exploits soft
materials and deformable structures to push the boundaries of robot
abilities and increase the impact of robotics in science and in real-world
applications. The RoboSoft international conference is the second edition
of the IEEE-RAS International Conference in Soft Robotics which will be
held in COEX, Seoul, Korea, from April 14 to April 18 (
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.robosoft2019.org_index.html&d=DwIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=2ogUKyeP7oU81p9IMU8bA_EDwmCcjINBumMJXoyMtmI&s=TRcKf_JChAXyInNbKHi0baMRU7AlmBL16j9N6jeKAkI&e=). On April 18, The RoboSoft
Competition 2019 invites teams to test the design and control of their
robots in challenging scenarios. The competition will showcase novelties of
soft robots like resilience, body compliance, delicate contact and
deformability. The RoboSoft Competition 2019 is made of scenarios which
approximate real-world robot applications. Specific parts of the scenarios
require peculiar robot features which were never requested in other
competitions so far, such as body shrinking, delicate contact and compliant
manipulation. Three different scenarios are proposed: a terrestrial race, a
manipulation ground, and a wearable demo. The submission of the
pre-evaluation material for the RoboSoft Competition 2019 is approaching
(February, 27) so take this opportunity to join us at the competition and
at the Second Edition of the IEEE-RAS International Conference on Soft
Robotics. Information about the rules of the competition and technical
documents are available at (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.robosoft2019.org_pwcms.html&d=DwIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=2ogUKyeP7oU81p9IMU8bA_EDwmCcjINBumMJXoyMtmI&s=oQuhTYgVAsBPguorMtO9DzN4TMjSnrvOJcMOhzCNZK0&e=). If you
have queries, feel free to reach me at marcello.calisti at santannapisa.it

Kind regards,
Competition Chairs:

Marcello Calisti
Yigit Menguc
Ryuma Niiyama
Junghwan Byun

*Marcello Calisti*

*Assistant Professor of Bioengineering*
*PhD in BioRobotics - MSc in Biomedical Engineering*

*Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna*
*The BioRobotics Institute*

*Viale Rinaldo Piaggio 34,  56026 - Pontedera (PI), Italy *
*Research Centre on Sea Technologies and Marine Robotics*

*Viale Italia 6,  57126 - Livorno, Italy*
*Tel. 3492913013*

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