Our Mission

Our mission is to learn from the solutions found in nature to create desirable mechanical properties, embedded sensors and actuators, modelling and control strategies for soft robots.

We believe that a breakthrough in fundamental insight in the functioning of biological systems will go hand in hand with scientific and engineering breakthroughs for creating soft robotic solutions.

Our goal is to conduct research and provide education in the fields of zoology and soft robotics. We will stimulate technology transfers to existing companies or founding spin off companies by making use of dedicated organisations such as Novel-T, Yes-Delft, TU Delft’s Valorisation Centre, and the TU/e Innovation Lab.

Additionally, we aim to stimulate societal discussion about soft robotics by organising outreach events such as symposia, to show the importance of research and education in area.

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