354-0606/02 – Soft Robotics (SR)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of RoboticsCredits3
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Zdenko Bobovský, PhD.Subject version guarantorIng. Jiří Suder, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2021/2022Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFSIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
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LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
BOB0001 doc. Ing. Zdenko Bobovský, PhD.
SUD0014 Ing. Jiří Suder, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The graduate of the course will get an idea of soft robotics and selected parts. Gain knowledge necessary for design and selection of suitable construction parts based on principles of soft robotics.

Teaching methods

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There is a growing interest in the new Soft Robotics industry. This part of robotics deals with the construction of robots and their components made of soft and flexible materials. By replacing solid parts with soft ones, robots acquire new features such as the ability to adapt to the environment or manipulate objects of complicated shapes with effectors with soft grips. Students will become familiar with this area and its individual parts.

Compulsory literature:

[1] VERL, Alexander, ALBU-SCHÄFFER Alin, BROCK, Oliver and RAATZ, Annika., Soft Robotics Transferring Theory to Application. Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2015. ISBN 978-3-662-44506-8 [2] Soft robotics: trends, applications and challenges: proceedings of the Soft Robotics Week, April 25-30, 2016, Livorno, Italy. Springer., 2016. ISBN 978-3-319-46460-2

Recommended literature:

[1] KIM, Jaeyoun.Microscale soft robotics: motivations, progress, and outlook. Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2017. ISBN 978-3-319-50286-1

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Continuous check and point evaluation of exercise results. The result is a semestral project.


Use of university system LMS Moodle

Other requirements

There are no additional requirements for the student.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Basic introduction to the problem 2. Basic classification of drives I. 3. Basic classification of drives II. 4. Sensors for soft robotics I. 5. Sensors for soft robotics II. 6. Materials for soft robotics I. 7. Materials for soft robotics II. 8. Flexible electronics for soft robotics 9. Modeling, Simulation in soft robotics I. 10. Modeling, Simulation in soft robotics II. 11. Application of soft robotics I. 12. Application of soft robotics II. 13. Areas of soft robotics development 14. New areas for development and application of soft robotics

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2021/2022 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 35  15
        Examination Examination 65  36 3
Mandatory attendence participation: An attendance on the seminars is minimum 80%.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2022/2023 (N0719A270010) Robotics (S01) Designing of Robotic Workcells P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2022/2023 (N0719A270010) Robotics (S03) Service Robotics P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2022/2023 (N0719A270010) Robotics (S02) Mechanical Design of Robotic Systems P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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