At present, a new discipline is emerging in this area, called "Soft Robotics". It particularly challenges the traditional thinking of engineers, as the confluence of technologies, ranging from new materials, sensors, actuators and production techniques to new design tools, will make it possible to create new systems whose structures are almost completely made of soft materials, which bring about entirely new functions and behaviors, similar in many ways to natural systems.
These Proceedings focus on four main topics:
* Soft Actuators and Control
* Soft Interactions
* Soft Robot Assistants: Potential and Challenges
* Human-centered "Soft Robotics".
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 291
Weight: 4569 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 16 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 201