[robotics-worldwide] ICRA07 Workshop on BIOMIMETIC ROBOTICS

Cecilia Laschi cecilia at arts.sssup.it
Fri Mar 9 08:16:47 PST 2007

ICRA 2007 Full-Day Workshop on BIOMIMETIC ROBOTICS
Rome, Italy - April 14, 2007

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the Full-Day Workshop on
*Biomimetic Robotics*, which will be held on April 14, 2007, in the
context of the ICRA07 - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and
Automation (10-14 April 2007, Roma, Italy (http://www.icra07.org).

Biomimetic robotics can represent today a powerful tool for experimental
investigation of the sophisticated mechanisms and amazing sensory-motor
performance that many living organisms show.

The Workshop on *Biomimetic Robotics* aims at gathering robotics and
biology researchers among the key actors of biomimetic robotics
worldwide, and at contributing to the discussion on the development of
biomimetic robots, not just as robotic systems implementing solutions
inspired by Nature, but as platforms for biological studies.

The objectives of the Workshop are:
- providing an authoritative overview of biomimetic robotics achievements;
- stimulating a fruitful and attractive discussion on this emerging
scientific area, not only restricted to the robotics community, but
enlarged to an interaction with the biology community;
- creating an occasion in which biologists and roboticists can offer
different perspectives and viewpoints in developing a new class of
biomimetic robots, which exhibit different performance compared with
today robots, in terms of materials, fabrication technologies, sensors
and actuators;
- outlining the current opportunities and challenges of biomimetic robotics.

Workshop organizers:
Cecilia Laschi, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
ARTS Lab, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

Barbara Mazzolai, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
CRIM Lab, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

For the registration to the Workshop, please visit the Conference
Website: http://www.icra07.org/

** We hope to see you at the workshop in Roma! **

Cecilia Laschi and Barbara Mazzolai

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