General Information

Course Aim Winterschool

Soft robotics explores how robots can be built from soft materials to make them inherently safe and versatile. This field of research integrates knowledge from many different disciplines, including material science, engineering science, computer science, biology, zoology, health science, and business innovation. In this winterschool, we will bring together expertise from these disciplines and discuss how to use and combine the knowledge from these different fields in the design of soft robots.


  • The Soft Robotics Winterschool will take place form: 31th of January 2022 until 11th of  February 2022.

  • The Soft Robotics Symposium will take place the: 10th and 11th of February 2022.

  • Registration deadline: 1st of December 2021.

Target Audience

The Soft Robotics Winterschool is open for PhD candidates in Business, Biology, Zoology, Engineering Sciences, Health Sciences, Material Sciences and Computer Sciences, as well as Employees of start-ups working on soft robotics for health care. The Soft Robotics Symposium is open to anyone with an interest in soft robotics.


The Soft Robotics Winterschool and Symposium will be held in-person on the campus of Delft University of Technology in Delft, the Netherlands.


The Soft Robotics Winter School will cost €300 including all materials, lectures, lunch, excursions and access to the Soft Robotics Symposium. Accommodation and travel costs are at your own expenses. It is also possible to visit the Soft Robotics Symposium without attending the Winterschool which will cost €100.