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Project SoftGrip at the Federation's Symposium on Soft Robotics

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For the SoftGrip project, autumn came with a poster presentation at the Federation's Symposium on Soft Robotics. The event was held between the 1st and 2nd of September 2022, at the Delf University of Technology in the Netherlands. It addressed the current status and future challenges in the field of soft robotics from the perspectives of research, development, and application.

The symposium included keynote speeches from Stanislav Gorb (Kiel University), Herbert Shea (EPFL), Just Herder (TU Delft), Wenqi Hu (MPI-IS) and Charlie Wang (University of Manchester). There was a broad and multi-disciplinary audience, including professionals from the medical field, industrial community and academia, as well as artists, designers, and the general public.

On behalf of the SoftGrip consortium, Niccolo Pagliarani, Giacomo Picardi, and Matteo Cianchetti from Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (SSSA) produced a poster titled "Soft Robotics for Safe and Delicate Grasping". More specifically, Niccolo Pagliarani presented the poster at the event and participated in the soft robotics competition, which focused on the fabrication of soft grippers capable of picking objects of different shapes and sizes. The overall symposium experience was rewarding, and the SoftGrip team won first prize in the competition, a great honour for the SoftGrip project.

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Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (SSSA),
The BioRobotics Institute
V.Le R. Piaggio, 34
56025 Pontedera,


Project Management

Project Coordinator
Matteo Cianchetti
Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (SSSA), The BioRobotics Institute

Project Manager
Martina Maselli
Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (SSSA), The BioRobotics Institute

Dissemination & Exploitation Manager
Marianna Vari
Twi Ellas Astiki Mi Kerdoskopiki Etaireia

Project Info

Starting date: January 2021
Duration: 36 months
Funding: ~ 3 M€
Coordinator: Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (SSSA),
The BioRobotics Institute
Partners: 6 from 5 EU countries

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N° 101017054