• Ludwik Leibler (ESPCI): Fundaments of self-healing materials
  • Cecilia Laschi (SSSA): Fundaments of Soft Robots
  • Daniela Rus (MIT): fundaments of machine learning for soft robots
  • Kyu-Jin Cho (Seoul National University): Biologically Inspired Soft Robotics
  • Hideko Koshima (Waseda University): Mechanically Responsive Materials for Soft Robotics
  • Li Wen (Beihang Univerisity): Multiple Materials Bio-Robotics
  • Robert Shepherd (Cornell University): Disruptive manufacturing technologies for soft robots
  • Bilge Baytekin (BUCHEM): Self-regulating materials for plant-like robots
  • Sandra Schlögl (PCCL) Switchable materials for soft robots
  • Barbara Mazzolai (IIT): Growing robots
  • Bram Vanderborght – Seppe Terryn (VUB): Self healing soft robots
  •  Joost Brancart (VUB): Self healing polymers
  • Frank Clemens (EMPA): conductive self healing materials
  • Fumiya Iida (University of Cambridge): Soft sensors and AI
  • Myriam Vanneste (Centexbel): Smart Textiles
  • Tonny Bosman (Suprapolix): Commercialisation of self-healing materials
  • Daniel Brauchle (Festo): Industrial Soft Robots
  • Rene Klein (R&D Manager, Huntsman Corporation): Valorisation of smart materials
  • Rich Walker (Shadow Robot Company): Soft robotic Manipulation
  • Stelian Coros (ETH Zurich/Disney Research): Computational design of soft robots
  • Herbert Shea (EPFL) – Smart actuator technologies
  • Pietro Cicuta (Cambridge) – Biophysics of microorganisms
  • Silvia Vignolini (Cambridge) – Chemistry of bio- and bio-inspired materials
  • Koichi Suzumori (Tokyo Tech), JSPS Project on Soft robotics in Japan ( or IPMC soft robots/actuators),
  • Ryuma Niiyama (Univ. Tokyo), membranes and phase-transition for soft robots

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