Call for Contributions

Poster Presentation of Short Papers

For the poster sessions of the workshop, presenters were selected from a call for contributions. Presenters submitted short papers with a length of 2 to 5 pages in the standard IEEE conference format.

All accepted papers are listed at: Poster Presentations of Accepted Papers

The submission link for the short paper was:

Selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their work to a special issue at IJRR by December 15th, 2018.

Topics of Interest

Model-Based Control of Soft Robots:

  • Optimal policies in stiffness regulation
  • Excitation of intrinsic resonance modes
  • Augmented control linking models of rigid robots with soft robots
  • FEM-based control of soft-bodied robots
  • Passivity-based control
  • Nonlinear control

Modeling of Soft Robots:

  • Minimal parameter models
  • Kirchhoff Models
  • Cosserat Models
  • Reduced dimension Models
  • Soft Contact Models
  • Port-Hamiltonian systems

Alternative Control Approaches for Soft Robots

  • Learning control in Soft Robots
  • Evolutionary Soft Robots
  • Co-design of morphology and control

Review Process 

All papers submission were reviewed in a single-blind review process. Submissions were judged based on the paper's relevance to the topics of this workshop.

Presentation Format

Authors of the accepted submissions (about 8 per session) are expected to provide a single teaser slide (1 minute) and present a digital poster during their assigned poster session.


Paper submission deadline (extended): Aug 14th, 2018 (UTC-12)
Notification of acceptance: September 6th, 2018
Submission of camera-ready version: Sept. 17, 2018 (UTC-12)

Workshop day: Oct 5, 2018