[robotics-worldwide] FW: [community] [euRobotics-community] [meetings] Call for papers – RoboSoft 2019 Workshop on Eversion and Growing Soft Robots

Jelizaveta Konstantinova j.konstantinova at qmul.ac.uk
Wed Feb 27 02:58:17 PST 2019

 RoboSoft 2019 Workshop – Call for Papers and Demonstrations

Title: Eversion and Growing Soft Robots

Date and time: Half-day morning workshop on the 14th of April, 2019.

Location: Seoul, South Korea

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April the 1st: Submission deadline
April the 5th: Notification of acceptance
April the 14th: Workshop


We invite submissions of one-page abstracts in IEEE format on the topic of Eversion and Growing Soft Robots for poster presentation and hardware demonstration session. Accepted contributions will be presented during a one-minute teaser presentation, followed by a poster/demonstration session.



This workshop provides an opportunity to discuss, and share ideas related to development and application of eversion and growing soft robots. Recent years have seen a surge in interest in creating soft robots, offering a high level of dexterity and being inherently compliant. A range of animals, such as the octopus, as well as plants that physically adapt to their environments have inspired researchers when creating soft robots.  These robots are broadly superior to their traditional rigid-body counterparts and are ideal candidates to operate in constraining environments that require adaptation of their shapes to their surroundings.

Growing and eversion robots are a blend of soft robots that extend their length significantly to reach into difficult-to-access spaces. Living organisms such as growing plants often inspire these kinds of robots. Research and industrial communities acknowledge that these features of eversion and growing robots have immense potential and are critical for applications in extreme environments.

This workshop aims to engage the soft robotic community into challenges associated with creation of soft growing manipulators.  The workshop discussion will focus on the following core areas related to eversion and growing robots: (1) challenges in fabrication and manufacturing, (2) actuation and control, and (3) application areas.


-           Growing soft robots;

-           Eversion soft robots;

-           Fabric-based robots;

-           Actuation of soft manipulators;

-           Navigation of soft manipulators;

-           Application areas for growing and eversion robots;

-           Materials and fabrication principles for growing and soft robots.


-               Kaspar Althoefer, Queen Mary University of London, UK;

-               Barbara Mazzolai, Italian Institute of Technology, Italy;

-               Laura Blumenschein, Stanford University, US;

-               Ian D. Walker, Klemson Univesrity, US.


-               Kaspar Althoefer, Queen Mary University of London

-               Jelizaveta Konstantinova, Queen Mary University of London

-               Barbara Mazzolai, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

-               Helge Wurdemann, University College London

Dr Jelizaveta Konstantinova
Postdoctoral Research Assistant
The Centre for Advanced Robotics @ Queen Mary (ARQ)
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Rd, London E1 4NS
United Kingdom

Tel.: +44 (0) 20 7882 5368
Email: j.konstantinova at qmul.ac.uk
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