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

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
TU Delft submission wins best paper award
TU Delft submission wins best paper award
Xi Lin, PhD student under the guidance of Michael Wiertlewski, won the best paper award at the Soft Haptics workshop that took place during ICRA 2019 in Montreal, Canada. The paper is part of the special issue on Soft Haptic Interaction: Modeling, Design, and Application in the Robotics and Automation Letters and presents a novel method for measuring the distribution of the friction force over the contact area. This soft tactile sensor offers unique measurements that will drive the next generation of control strategy for robotic grasping and perception.
Thursday 18 December 2014
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

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
TU Delft submission wins best paper award
TU Delft submission wins best paper award
Xi Lin, PhD student under the guidance of Michael Wiertlewski, won the best paper award at the Soft Haptics workshop that took place during ICRA 2019 in Montreal, Canada. The paper is part of the special issue on Soft Haptic Interaction: Modeling, Design, and Application in the Robotics and Automation Letters and presents a novel method for measuring the distribution of the friction force over the contact area. This soft tactile sensor offers unique measurements that will drive the next generation of control strategy for robotic grasping and perception.
Thursday 18 December 2014
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