Science of Soft Robots – Interdisciplinary integration of mechatronics, material science, and bio-computing


Overseas seminar at UTM

7th–8th April 2023
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Campus

This oversea seminar is intended to address topics encountered in the design studies, material science and information science of soft robots. We will discuss our project of Science of Soft Robots in Japan. An open discussion will be held after each talk to give the audience an opportunity to discuss and ask questions.


  • Prof. Koichi Suzumori, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan.
  • Prof. Shingo Maeda, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan.
  • Prof. Ahmad ‘Athif Mohd Faudzi, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia


7th April
16:00 Introduction to Cairo at Kuala Lumpur

8th April
10:00 Introduction to the seminar Prof. Shingo Maeda and Prof. Ahmad ‘Athif Mohd Faudzi
10:15 Prof. Koichi Suzumori, Overview of MEXT KAKENHI Project
10:45 Open discussion
11:00 Ryota Kobayashi, Soft Tensegrity Robots Driven by Thin McKibben Muscles
11:30 Open discussion
11:45 Prof. Ahmad ‘Athif Mohd Faudzi, Research topic 1
12:15 Open discussion

14:00 Researcher from UTM Research topic 2 at Cairo
14:30 Open discussion
14:45 Prof. Hiroyuki Nabae, Soft Actuators Using Self-excitation
15:15 Open discussion
15:30 Coffee break
15:45 Prof. Shingo Maeda, Soft materials for soft robots
16:15 Open discussion
16:30 Researcher from UTM Research topic 3 at Cairo
17:15 Open discussion
17:30 Workshop closes