Soft Robotics

(The H4-Index of Soft Robotics is 37. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 500 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2019-08-01 to 2023-08-01.)
Soft Robotics in Minimally Invasive Surgery243
Octopus Arm-Inspired Tapered Soft Actuators with Suckers for Improved Grasping128
A Geometrically Exact Model for Soft Continuum Robots: The Finite Element Deformation Space Formulation119
Magnetically Actuated Soft Capsule Endoscope for Fine-Needle Biopsy101
Fully Wearable Actuated Soft Exoskeleton for Grasping Assistance in Everyday Activities91
Toward a Common Framework and Database of Materials for Soft Robotics89
A Fully Multi-Material Three-Dimensional Printed Soft Gripper with Variable Stiffness for Robust Grasping88
Closed-Loop Haptic Feedback Control Using a Self-Sensing Soft Pneumatic Actuator Skin82
Fluidic Fabric Muscle Sheets for Wearable and Soft Robotics82
A Versatile Soft Crawling Robot with Rapid Locomotion79
Novel Bending and Helical Extensile/Contractile Pneumatic Artificial Muscles Inspired by Elephant Trunk74
Fiber Optic Shape Sensing for Soft Robotics73
Hybrid Jamming for Bioinspired Soft Robotic Fingers72
A Wearable Soft Haptic Communicator Based on Dielectric Elastomer Actuators72
Bioinspired Three-Dimensional-Printed Helical Soft Pneumatic Actuators and Their Characterization71
Soft Rod-Climbing Robot Inspired by Winding Locomotion of Snake71
Design, Modeling, and Evaluation of Fabric-Based Pneumatic Actuators for Soft Wearable Assistive Gloves60
Shape Memory Alloy-Based Soft Finger with Changeable Bending Length Using Targeted Variable Stiffness57
Fabrication and Dynamic Modeling of Bidirectional Bending Soft Actuator Integrated with Optical Waveguide Curvature Sensor55
MakeSense: Automated Sensor Design for Proprioceptive Soft Robots54
Electrohydraulic Actuator for a Soft Gripper51
An Origami Continuum Robot Capable of Precise Motion Through Torsionally Stiff Body and Smooth Inverse Kinematics49
A Machine-Learning-Based Approach to Solve Both Contact Location and Force in Soft Material Tactile Sensors49
Harnessing Viscous Flow to Simplify the Actuation of Fluidic Soft Robots48
Sensorized, Flat, Pneumatic Artificial Muscle Embedded with Biomimetic Microfluidic Sensors for Proprioceptive Feedback46
Swimming Performance of a Tensegrity Robotic Fish46
Soft Robots for Ocean Exploration and Offshore Operations: A Perspective43
Additive Manufacturing for Self-Healing Soft Robots42
Adaptive Variable Stiffness Particle Phalange for Robust and Durable Robotic Grasping41
On Planar Discrete Elastic Rod Models for the Locomotion of Soft Robots39
Pneumatically Actuated Soft Gripper with Bistable Structures39
Swimming Performance of the Frog-Inspired Soft Robot39
Interfacing Soft and Hard: A Spring Reinforced Actuator39
Twisted-and-Coiled Actuators with Free Strokes Enable Soft Robots with Programmable Motions38
MagWorm: A Biomimetic Magnet Embedded Worm-Like Soft Robot38
Modal-Based Kinematics and Contact Detection of Soft Robots38
Bio-Inspired Shape-Adaptive Soft Robotic Grippers Augmented with Electroadhesion Functionality38
Laser-Profiled Continuum Robot with Integrated Tension Sensing for Simultaneous Shape and Tip Force Estimation37
Soft and Fast Hopping–Running Robot with Speed of Six Times Its Body Length Per Second37