Soft Actuators and Robotics—2nd Edition

A special issue of Actuators (ISSN 2076-0825). This special issue belongs to the section "Actuators for Robotics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 106

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Automation & Robotics Research Group, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Interests: soft robotics; reconfigurable robotics; robot control; robotic manipulation and grasping
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Following the insightful contributions and advancements presented in our inaugural edition, this second edition of the Special Issue aims to further explore and expand the horizons of actuator technology in soft robotics, reflecting both the growing interest and rapid evolution in this field.

This Special Issue invites pioneering research and comprehensive reviews in the field of soft actuators and robotics. Our aim is to assemble a collection of articles that reflect the current state and future potential of soft robotics, a field that stands at the crossroads of material science, mechanical engineering, and computational intelligence.

The focus of this edition is on the innovative design, material advancements, and integration strategies that are pushing the boundaries of what is possible in soft robotics. Contributions that explore the development of novel soft actuators, offer insights into cutting-edge control mechanisms, or demonstrate new applications in various domains are highly encouraged.

In this edition, we particularly emphasize papers that tackle key challenges in the development and application of actuators within soft robotic systems. We seek contributions that enhance the durability, precision, and efficiency of these actuators, vital for the advancement of soft robotics. Additionally, submissions that focus on the sustainability of actuator technologies, especially those utilizing eco-friendly materials and promoting energy-efficient designs, are highly encouraged. This aligns with our continuous pursuit of innovation in the field of actuation technology.

We also welcome submissions that showcase the application of soft robotics in diverse areas such as biomedical devices, wearable technology, environmental sensing, and exploration in extreme environments. Papers that bridge the gap between theoretical advancements and practical applications, thereby contributing to the broader understanding and adoption of soft robotics, are especially valuable.

Dr. Hamed Rahimi Nohooji
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Actuators is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • soft robotics
  • soft actuators
  • manufacturing methods in soft robotics
  • topology optimization in soft robotics
  • modeling and control of soft robotics
  • AI in soft robotics
  • soft grippers

Published Papers

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