Special Issue

Topic: Bio-inspired Soft Robotics

A Special Issue of Soft Science

ISSN 2769-5441 (Online)

Submission deadline: 31 Oct 2023

Guest Editor(s)

Prof. Ramses V. Martinez
School of Industrial Engineering and Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University, IN 47907, USA.

Special Issue Introduction

Bio-inspired soft robotics is an exciting and rapidly growing field that draws inspiration from nature to develop robots that are flexible, adaptable, and safe to work alongside humans. This approach has emerged as an important area of research due to the limitations of traditional rigid robots, which are less suitable for tasks that require interaction with living organisms, delicate objects, or unstructured environments.

The development of bio-inspired soft robots that can deform, change shape, and adapt to their environment has the potential to revolutionize many industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, space exploration, and disaster response. For example, soft robots could be used to manipulate delicate tissues during surgery, creating less invasive procedures and reducing pain and recovery time. They could also be used in manufacturing to handle fragile products or to work alongside humans on assembly lines, reducing the need for protective barriers and improving efficiency. In space exploration, soft robots could be used to explore difficult-to-reach areas on other planets, such as caves or crevices, or to perform maintenance on space stations.

Soft robotics also has applications in disaster response, where robots that can navigate through complex and unstable environments could be used to search for survivors or to clear debris. Additionally, soft robots could be designed to mimic the movement and behavior of animals, such as snakes or fish, to create machines that can navigate environments that are inaccessible or dangerous for humans.

This Special Issue on bioinspired soft robotics will display cutting-edge soft robotics by featuring technologies including but not limited to:
1.Bioinspired soft robots, sensors, and actuators;
2.Flexible optical or electronic systems capable of providing distributed sensing, computing, or cognitive abilities to soft machines;
3.Conformable cyber-physical systems reducing current barriers in human-robot and human-machine interactions.

As bioinspired soft robotics continues to evolve, this Special Issue aims to serve as a catalyst for even more innovative and groundbreaking applications of soft robotics and the transformation of many industries in the future.

Keywords

Soft robotics, conformable machines, bioinspired soft actuators, flexible electronics, soft sensors, distributed sensing, human-like robots, biohybrid living machines, soft cyber-physical interfaces, stretchable control systems, wearable soft robots, soft haptic devices, morphing robots

Submission Deadline

31 Oct 2023

Submission Information

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Submission Deadline: 31 Oct 2023
Contacts: April Sha, Assistant Editor, assistant_editor@softscijournal.com

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