Who are we?

The Dutch Soft Robotics Consortium is a group of several researchers that are part of the 4TU federation.

Within the 4TU federation, the four universities of technology: TU Delft, Eindhoven University of Technology, University of Twente and Wageningen University & Research are jointly committed to strengthening and pooling their technical knowledge with the aim of producing sufficient numbers of highly qualified engineers and technical designers, of conducting outstanding and socially relevant research of an international standard, and of promoting cooperation between research institutes and businesses.

The 4TU Soft Robotics research encompasses basic science in biology, development of components and a novel generic theoretical framework for soft robotics and human-robot interaction. The usability of the developed knowledge will be demonstrated with prototype designs of ground-breaking soft robotics with applications in cure, care and agriculture.

Our mission