The 2019 IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft 2019) will be held in Seoul Korea, April 14~18, 2019. The venue for RoboSoft 2019 is the COEX that is a Korea’s most fabulous world-class convention center. Over 200 exhibitions, conventions, and special events are held at the COEX each year. In its spacious exhibition halls and various meeting rooms, the COEX accommodates everything from small company size conferences to world- class summit meetings and international conventions.
Soft robotics is a recent exciting trend of robotics, taking the challenge of using soft materials and deformable structures for building robots, with high potential for impact in science and in applications. Given the young and fast growing area and the lively interdisciplinary community that grew around soft robotics, the RoboSoft international conference aims at presenting recent progresses in this field, for discussing new science, new technologies and new opportunities for applications.
Karoline von Häfen
Festo, Germany
Daniela Rus
Taeghwan Hyeon
Seoul National University, Korea
Metin Sitti
Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany
Soft robotics is a new and vibrant trend of robotics, which exploits soft materials and deformable structures to push the boundaries of robot abilities and increase the impact of robotics in science and in real-world applications. The RoboSoft international conference is the second edition of the IEEE-RAS International Conference in Soft Robotics which will be held in COEX, Seoul, Korea, from April 14 to April 18 ( On April 18, The RoboSoft Competition 2019 invites teams to test the design and control of their robots in challenging scenarios. The competition will showcase novelties of soft robots like resilience, body compliance, delicate contact and deformability. The RoboSoft Competition 2019 is made of scenarios which approximate real-world robot applications. Specific parts of the scenarios require peculiar robot features which were never requested in other competitions so far, such as body shrinking, delicate contact and compliant manipulation. Three different scenarios are proposed: a terrestrial race, a manipulation ground, and a wearable demo. The submission of the pre-evaluation material for the RoboSoft Competition 2019 is approaching (Extended to March 6, 2019) so take this opportunity to join us at the competition and at the Second Edition of the IEEE-RAS International Conference on Soft Robotics. Information about the rules of the competition and technical documents are available here. If you have queries, feel free to reach at


Submission of RA-L Papers with RoboSoft Option October 15, 2018
Submission of Full Papers / Workshop Proposals Extended to November 11, 2018
Notification of Full Paper Acceptance January 21, 2019
Final Papers Due Extended to February 20, 2019
Submission of Technical Document and Video for Competitions Extended to March 6, 2019
Early Registration Due March 1, 2019
Submission of Late Breaking Results March 1, 2019
Notification of Competition Acceptance March 5, 2019
Mar 11, 2019 Instructions for Presenter is updated.
Mar 11, 2019 Late Breaking Results is updated.
Feb 8, 2019 Online registration is available now.
Feb 8, 2019 Competition rulebook and technical document are updated.
Jan 30, 2019 Workshops is updated.
Jan 25, 2019 Final paper submission is updated.
Jan 22, 2019 Plenary speakers are updated.
Jan 7, 2019 Registration is updated.
Dec 11, 2018 Accommodation is updated.
Oct 30, 2018 Submission deadline for full paper is extended to Nov 11, 2018, 23:59:59 Pacific Standard Time.
Oct 15, 2018 Submission to RA-L with RoboSoft option is closed.
Oct 5, 2018 Submission to RA-L with RoboSoft option is open.
Sep 7, 2018 Submission site is open.
Aug 14, 2018 Call for papers, workshops and competitions are open.
Aug 6, 2018 RoboSoft 2019 official website is launched.