SSoRo - Seminar on Soft Robotics

Module Description

The students will learn the main aspects and challenges of soft robotic technology. They will understand the main features and design solutions currently adopted in soft robotic systems, the technologies used for their actuation and sensing, as well as a basic knowledge of soft robots modeling and control. Students will learn to present and report on a topic related to the area of soft robotics with their personal reasoning and interpretation. They will analyze an individual test problem, conduct individual studies and/or simulations, and discuss the results with the audience.

The participants will prepare individual seminar topics on soft robotics based on the provided reference material. They will analyze the literature, apply existing software to a given test problem as an application, and present their results to the group and document them in written form.



  • Introduction to soft robots
  • Bio-inspired design principles and solutions adopted in soft robotics
  • Soft components, actuators, and sensors
  • Modeling and control of soft robots

Additional Info

Responsible Instructor: Jun.-Prof. Gianluca Rizzello​

Assign to Departments: Systems Engineering

Semester: Winter Semester

Admission requirements: no formal requirements

Type of Course: Seminar

Examination: Written report and presentation on a seminar topic; active participation in the seminar (being present min 80% of the time)

Weekly Hours: 2 h/w, of which 2 h/w Seminar

Credit Points: 3