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Open Soft Robotics Research Call for Papers

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Submit to PLOS ONE to get your soft robotics research in front of a global, interdisciplinary audience. The submission deadline has been extended to February 28, 2020.

This call for papers is closed.

Feb 28 2020
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PLOS ONE is delighted to announce a Call for Papers across all areas of Open Soft Robotics Research. This Collection is aimed at providing an inclusive platform for researchers from a broad range of disciplines, such as Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry, Computer science, Rehabilitation Medicine and interdisciplinary sciences. 

In particular, we welcome new solutions that have the potential to favourably impact the development of future soft robots, including works focusing on extending their durability, reliability, reproducibility and resilience in challenging environments.

RESEARCH TOPICS
Conventional industrial robots with rigid actuation technology have made great progress for humans in the fields of automation assembly and manufacturing. With an increasing number of robots needing to interact with humans and unstructured environments, there is a need for soft robots made of soft materials capable of sustaining large deformation while inducing little pressure or damage when maneuvering through confined spaces. However, design, fabrication, modeling and control of soft actuators, sensors and robots have great challenges because of the inherent large nonlinear behaviors of soft materials. On the other hand, these challenges also provide exciting and promising opportunities for scientists, and multidisciplinary integrations are required to create a new generation of wearable and assistive soft robots that can be used in the real world.
Dr. Guoying Gu
Guest Editor
GUEST EDITORS

Guoying Gu
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
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Barbara Mazzolai
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
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Matteo Cianchetti
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy
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Dana D. Damian
University of Sheffield, UK
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Lucia Beccai
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
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Aslan Miriyev
Empa-Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Switzerland
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Mention the Soft Robotics Call for Papers in your cover letter. The Collection will publish Spring 2020.

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