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.
Prospective authors are invited to submit high-quality full 6-page papers representing original results in all areas of soft robotics including but not limited to the following:
• Al-Based Method • Medical Robots and Systems
• Additive Manufacturing • Model Learning for Control
• Applied Mathematics for Soft Robotics • Morphological Computation
• Automation in Life Sciences:
--Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, and Healthcare
• Multifingered Hands
• Biological Cell Manipulation • Neurorobotics
• Biologically Inspired Soft Robots • Optimizatoin and Optimal Control
• Biomimetics • Perception for Soft Grasping and Manipulation
• Cellular and Modular Robots • Physical Human-Robot Interaction
• Compliant Joint/Mechanism • Physically Assistive Devices
• Computer Vision for Soft Robotics • Planning, Scheduling and Coordination
• Contact Modeling • Prosthetics and Exoskeletons
• Control Architectures and Programming • Rehabilitation Robotics
• Cooperating Robots • Robot Companions
• Deep Learning in Soft Robotics • Robot Safety
• Dexterous Manipulation • Robotics in Hazardous Fields
• Distributed Robot Systems • Search and Rescue Robots
• Dynamics • Sensor-based Control
• Education Robotics • Service Robots
• Embodied Intelligence • Simulation and Animation
• Entertainment Robotics • Soft Aerial Robots
• Evolutionary Robotics • Soft Gripper and End-Effectors
• Flexible Robots • Soft Humanoid Robots
• Force Control • Soft Manipulation Planning
• Force and Tactile Sensing • Soft Mobile Manipulation
• Formal Methods for Soft Robotics • Soft Robot Locomotion
• Gesture, Posture, Social Spaces and Facial Expressions • Soft Robotics Inspired Biology
• Haptics and Haptic Interfaces • Soft Robotics in Agriculture and Forestry
• Human Factors and Human-in-the-Loop • Software, Middleware and Programming Environments
• Human-Centered Robotics • Surgical Robotics
• Hydraulic/Pneumatic Actuators • Telerobotics and Teleoperation
• Industrial Soft Robots • Tendon/Wire Mechanisms
• Learning and Adaptive Soft Robots • Underactuated Control of Soft Robots
• Marine Robotics • Visual Learning for Soft Robots
• Material Science for Soft Robotics • Wearable Robots
• Mechanism Design  
RobotSoft 2019 has two types of presentation which will be determined by the paper reviewers and the program committee:
--- Podium Sessions (12-minute oral presentation + 3-minute Q&A)
--- Interactive Sessions (1-minute plenary teaser + Interactive presentation: poster/video/demo)
Proposals are called for half-day and full-day Tutorials and Workshops. Tutorials and Workshops will be held on April 14, before the conference technical program.
Proposals are called for teams wishing to challenge themselves and their soft robots in locomotion, wearable and manipulation tasks, showing their resilience, their capability to pass through small apertures, their ability to move on uneven terrains and their capability of dexterous manipulation. The competitions will be held on April 18, after the conference technical program, and will be open to public.
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