The 2nd International Workshop on Science of Soft Robots



  • Prof. Koichi Suzumori, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan.
  • Prof. Ryuma Niiyama, The University of Tokyo, Japan.
  • Prof. Shingo Maeda, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan.

Description of the workshop

In order to accelerate Japanese soft robotics researches more than ever, we invite active researchers from the world and hold the collaborative workshop. We aim mainly to collaborate internationally and to build up cooperative relationships to promote the keyword “fusion” in our research community. We hope to promote mutual exchange of researchers and students. Through these activities, we would like to disseminate excellent research results to the world. At the same time, we will enhance our presence and appeal to researchers in the world that Japan has played an important role in soft robotics. The workshop consists of invited talks and interactive sessions. An open discussion will be also held.


  • MEXT/JSPS Kakenhi Science of Soft Robots
  • SIG Soft Robotics, The Robotics Society of Japan.


Please submit registration information from the form.

Registration fee: 52,000JPY

  • The registration includes accommodation, dinner, and breakfast
  • NOT includes transportation expense and drink


April 11 Thu.

Pre-workshop Lab tour@Tokyo Institute of Technology
(Prof. Suzumori’s Lab. and Prof. Tanaka’s Lab.)

April 12 Fri.

Session 1(13:00-15:00) Chair:Prof. Shingo Maeda
13:00 Introduction to the workshop: Prof. Koichi Suzumori
13:15 Invited Talk 1: Prof. Shea Herbert “Soft Transducers Laboratory (Tentative)”
14:00 Opening the discussion
14:15 Invited Talk 2: Prof. Francesco Giorgio Serchi “Robots in The University of Edinburgh (Tentative)”
15:00 Opening the discussion
15:15 Coffee break

15:30-16:30 Session 2 Chair:Prof. Sawada Hideyuki
15:30-15:45:Prof. Hideyuki Sawada
15:45-16:00:Prof. Hiroto Tanaka
16:00-16:15:Prof. Niiyama Ryuma
16:15-16:30 Prof. Hiromi Mochiyama
16:30-16:45 Opening the discussion

18:00- Banquet in Hotel

20:00-21:30 Session 3
20:00-21:00:Opening the discussion: Quest for collaborative research
21:30-22:00: Coffee break

April 13 Sat.

8:30-10:00 Session 4 Chair:Prof. GIORGIO-SERCHI Francesco
8:30-8:45 Prof. Hiroki Shigemune
8:45-9:00 Prof. Hiroyuki Nabae
9:15-9:30 Prof. Jun Shintake
9:30-9:45 Prof. Shingo Maeda
9:45-10:00 Opening the discussion
10:00-10:15 Coffee break


The Prince Hakone Lake Ashinoko
144 Motohakone, Hakone-machi, Ashigara-shimo-gun, Kanagawa, 250-0592 Japan