from 9:00am EST to 5:00pm EST on May 23, 2022

ICRA 2022 Workshop

Determining Appropriate Metrics and Test Methods for Soft Actuators in Robotic Systems

in Philadelphia, USA

The goal of this workshop is to bring together the community to discuss relevant metrics and test methodologies for said metrics to provide a more comprehensive understanding of soft actuators and promote a common language when discussing metrics. This workshop is intended for soft roboticists interested in strengthening the community through the development of common metrics and test methodologies for soft actuators. The intended outcome of this workshop is an initial agreement on valuable metrics and test methodologies to promote a comprehensive characterization of actuators.

The Speakers

Dr. Yiğit Mengüç

Facebook Reality Labs

Dr. Laura Blumenschein

Purdue University

Dr. Hannah Stuart

University of Berkeley

Dr. Christoph Keplinger

Max Planck Institute

Dr. Jonathan Rossiter

University of Bristol

Dr. Herbert Shea


Gaurav Singh

Yale University

Connor McCann

Harvard University

Mason Zadan

Carnegie Mellon University

Weibo Gao

North Carolina State University


Multi-Material Printing of Liquid Crystal Elastomers with Integrated Stretchable Electronics

Michael R. Vinciguerra, Dinesh K. Patel, Wuzhou Zu, Carmel Majidi, Lining Yao

foPAM: A Soft, Low Profile Pneumatic Actuator with Programmable Strain and Expansion

Sicheng Wang, Laura H. Blumenschein

Let us know if you'll be attending!