Dutch Soft Robotics Consortium, Welcome

Welcome to the website of the Dutch Soft Robotics Consortium. On this page you can find information about our research and activities.
4TU Delft
4TU Eindhoven
4TU Twente
4TU Wageningen

Latest updates

Michael Wiertlewski and Aimée Sakes receive a Cohesion Grant
Michaël Wiertlewski (TT in CoR-TUD) and Aimée Sakes (TT in BME-TUD) have been awarded a cohesion grant by the faculty of 3mE of Delft University of Technology. The main aim of the project is to control the frictional properties of the catheter in real-time, using ultrasonic friction modulation, to anchor a compliant catheter inside the body. The body of the catheter will exhibit high-friction with the biological tissues by default, which provides support to maintain a certain position or to operate with high forces without buckling, and can become near frictionless by engaging the ultrasonic actuation during insertion and removal of the catheter.
Monday 3 February 2020
Kick-Off Meeting of the Dutch Soft Robotics Consortium Big Success
Last Tuesday, we presented the plans of the Soft Robotics programme to about 150 representatives from academia, industry and government. This was done in the kick-off meeting to the 4TU funding initiative “High-tech for a sustainable future”, held in The Hague. This initiative provided funding for tens of tenure track positions, to enable high-tech solutions for societal challenges such as health, safety, and food. Five research programs were funded by the 4TU federation in this context, and we are proud our Soft Robotics programme is one of them. The Soft Robotics research program lasts for 4 years, unites the efforts of the four technical universities in the Netherlands, and is led by colleague Herman van der Kooij.
Tuesday 22 October 2019
agenda
Dutch Soft Robotics Symposium
Dutch Soft Robotics Symposium
On the 12th of June 2020, the first Dutch Soft Robotics Symposium will be held. We are currently busy planning this event. Once more information is available, we will let you know!
Friday 12 June 2020

Dutch Soft Robotics Consortium, Welcome

Latest updates

Michael Wiertlewski and Aimée Sakes receive a Cohesion Grant
Michaël Wiertlewski (TT in CoR-TUD) and Aimée Sakes (TT in BME-TUD) have been awarded a cohesion grant by the faculty of 3mE of Delft University of Technology. The main aim of the project is to control the frictional properties of the catheter in real-time, using ultrasonic friction modulation, to anchor a compliant catheter inside the body. The body of the catheter will exhibit high-friction with the biological tissues by default, which provides support to maintain a certain position or to operate with high forces without buckling, and can become near frictionless by engaging the ultrasonic actuation during insertion and removal of the catheter.
Monday 3 February 2020
Kick-Off Meeting of the Dutch Soft Robotics Consortium Big Success
Last Tuesday, we presented the plans of the Soft Robotics programme to about 150 representatives from academia, industry and government. This was done in the kick-off meeting to the 4TU funding initiative “High-tech for a sustainable future”, held in The Hague. This initiative provided funding for tens of tenure track positions, to enable high-tech solutions for societal challenges such as health, safety, and food. Five research programs were funded by the 4TU federation in this context, and we are proud our Soft Robotics programme is one of them. The Soft Robotics research program lasts for 4 years, unites the efforts of the four technical universities in the Netherlands, and is led by colleague Herman van der Kooij.
Tuesday 22 October 2019
agenda
Dutch Soft Robotics Symposium
Dutch Soft Robotics Symposium
On the 12th of June 2020, the first Dutch Soft Robotics Symposium will be held. We are currently busy planning this event. Once more information is available, we will let you know!
Friday 12 June 2020