2018 Soft Robotics Design and Research Competitions

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We are excited to announce the 4th annual Soft Robotics Competitions!

Join the 2018 Design and Research Competitions for an opportunity to showcase your original work on our site, and compete for a prize! As always, we invite hobbyists, students, researchers, and professionals to join the fourth annual soft robotics competitions that bring together the latest and greatest in soft robotics design and technology from our international community. Registration is divided into one of three categories of participation listed below.

Each entry will be reviewed for novelty, successful prototyping, and quality of documentation. The winning entries in each category will receive a cash prize and will be showcased on the site to add to the growing open-source collection of soft robotics components and technologies!

For inspiration and examples to guide your own submission, check out the 2017 Soft Robotics Competitions page for highlights on the winners and runner-ups.

 

2018 Prize for Contributions in Soft Robotics Research

Researchers at the master and doctoral level are invited to submit original work to the Soft Robotics Toolkit website that has been published or accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal or conference proceeding. Entries should highlight contributions in novel soft robotics component technologies such as actuators, sensors, pumps, valves, control hardware, etc.  A prize will be awarded to the winning entry!

Registration is now OPEN!

 

2018 College Soft Robotics Design Competition

The College Soft Robotics Design Competition is open to hobbyists, designers, and college students. Design and build an innovative robot or component using tools from the Soft Robotics Toolkit website and document the process for a chance at a winning entry. A prize will be awarded to the winning entry!

Registration is now OPEN!

 

2018 High School Soft Robotics Design Competition

The High School Soft Robotics Design Competition is open to students, makers, and designers at the high school level. Using some of the materials from the Soft Robotics Toolkit website, design and document a cool robot or component. A prize will be awarded to the winning entry!

Registration is now OPEN!