RoboSoft First Plenary Meeting

March 31-April 1, 2014; Pisa - Italy

The first plenary meeting has been organized on March 31-April 1, 2014 at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in Pisa, Italy. 

The RoboSoft Plenary Meeting has involved the members of the RoboSoft Community, external experts, representative scientists of different disciplines and students. 60 people from 20 international institutions participated in the event and contributed to the consultations.

  • First RoboSoft Plenary Meeting

    Plenary talk by Paolo Dario

  • First RoboSoft Plenary Meeting

    Participants of the first RoboSoft plenary meeting

  • First RoboSoft Plenary Meeting

    Working group discussion lead by Barbara Mazzolai

  • First RoboSoft Plenary Meeting

    Welcome by Cecilia Laschi

  • First RoboSoft Plenary Meeting

    Welcome and Introduction by Cecilia Laschi

Programme of the meeting

 March 31, 2014 
Time Session Room
9:00 - 9:15 Registration Aula Magna
9:15 - 9:45

RoboSoft: Welcome and Introduction
Cecilia Laschi
Robosoft CA Coordinator
(BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna)

Aula Magna
9:45 - 10:30

Invited Talk: Paolo Dario
(BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna)
“Soft robotics: new frontiers for BioRobotics and Robot Companions”

Aula Magna
10:30 - 11:00

Teasers (I)

Aula Magna
11:00 - 11:30 Poster Session & Coffee Break Aula Magna Storica 
11:30 - 12:15 Invited Talk: Rolf Pfeifer
(AI Lab, University of Zurich)
“Soft robotics - the next generation of intelligent machines”
Aula Magna
12:15 - 13:00 Assignment of Working Groups Aula Magna 
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch Break (free time) 
14:30 - 16:30 Working Groups Parallel Sessions Aula Magna
  Smart Materials, Soft Actuators and Soft Sensors
(Coordinator: Barbara Mazzolai, IIT)
Aula 3
  Control Architectures and Paradigms for Soft Robots
(Coordinator: Helmut Hauser, University of Zurich)
Aula 6
  Energy Harvesting and Stretchable Electronics
(Coordinator: Jamie Paik, EPFL)
Aula 8 
16:30 - 17:00 Poster Session & Coffee Break Aula Magna Storica
  Break (free time) 
20:00 - ... Social Dinner at Antica Trattoria il Campano  
   
 April 1, 2014 
Time Session Room
9:00 - 9:45 Invited Talk: Robert Shepherd
(Cornell University)
“Innovative solutions for design and manufacturing of soft components and systems”
Aula Magna 
9:45 - 10:45

Teasers (II)

Aula Magna
10:45 - 11:15 Poster Session & Coffee Break Aula Magna Storica
11:15 - 12:00 Invited Talk: George Jeronimidis
(University of Reading)
“Materials strategies and systems for Soft Robotics”
Aula Magna 
12:00 - 13:00 Working Group Parallel Session  
  Smart Materials, Soft Actuators and Soft Sensors
(Coordinator: Barbara Mazzolai, IIT)
Aula 3
  Control Architectures and Paradigms for Soft Robots
(Coordinator: Helmut Hauser, University of Zurich)
Aula 6
  Energy Harvesting and Stretchable Electronics
(Coordinator: Jamie Paik, EPFL)
Aula 8
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch Break (free time)
14:30 - 16:00 Wrap-up of Working Groups Aula Magna
16:00 - 16:30

Concluding Remarks
Cecilia Laschi
Robosoft CA Coordinator
(BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna)

Aula Magna

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Highlights

Soft Robotics: Trends, Applications and Challenges 

The book with the proceedings of the Soft Robotics Week published by Springer

 

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