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Soft Robotics - Recent Advances and Applications

Mahmut Reyhanoglu

Columbus State University

A pioneering researcher in robotics and autonomous systems, nonholonomic systems, and aerospace systems. Been named in Stanford University’s global list recognizing the top 2% of the world’s leading scientists. A senior member of IEEE and AIAA.

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Shape Memory Polymers Electroactive Memory Polymers Hydrogels 3D-printing Curvature Sensors Inductive Sensors Photo-Responsive Actuators Electrically Responsive Actuators Soft Wearable Robots Bioinspired Robots Adaptive Autonomous Robots Medical Robots

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Recently, researchers have given considerable attention to soft robotic systems. Soft robotics presents a new robotics paradigm that is centered around flexible, configurable, and compliant structures and actuators. Unlike finite-DOF (degrees of freedom) hard robotic systems that are composed of kinematic chains of rigid links, soft robotic systems have characteristics of continuum topology with infinite DOFs. These robots use soft actuators such as photo-responsive actuators, electrically responsive actuators, pressure-driven actuators, thermally responsive actuators, and magnetically responsive actuators. Precise motion control for soft robotic systems is a highly challenging task since accurate models of the actuation dynamics and environmental interactions are often not available. Formulation of precise models of movement, sensing, and actuation and development of new control techniques that can be applied to soft robotic systems remain open research areas.

This book is intended to bring together important contributions from international researchers to provide the state of the art in soft robot design, modeling, fabrication, sensing, and control.

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Date completed: May 6th 2022

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Deadline for chapter proposals: June 3rd 2022

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Review results due: October 21st 2022

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Expected publication date: December 20th 2022

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About the editor

Mahmut Reyhanoglu

Columbus State University

Mahmut Reyhanoglu is currently Director of Robotics Engineering, Columbus State University (CSU), Georgia, USA. Prior to joining CSU, he was the Glaxo Wellcome Distinguished Professor of Engineering, University of North Carolina at Asheville, USA. His extensive research makes use of advanced mathematical techniques and models that arise from fundamental physical principles. His major research interests are in the areas of nonlinear dynamical systems and control theory, with particular emphasis on applications to mechanical and aerospace systems, robotics, and mechatronics. He has edited five books and authored/co-authored five book chapters and more than 140 peer-reviewed journal/proceedings papers. He served on the Transactions on Automatic Control Editorial Board and the Control Systems Society Conference Editorial Board of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He also served as a member of the International Program Committee for several conferences and as a member of the Guidance, Navigation, and Control Technical Committee of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). He is currently an editor of the International Journal of Aerospace Engineering and Electronics.

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