[robotics-worldwide] CFP: Symposium on Micro and Nano Mechanisms and Robotics

Dave Cappelleri David.Cappelleri at stevens.edu
Thu Jan 6 09:50:26 PST 2011

Call for Papers:
SYMPOSIUM ON Micro and Nano mechanisms and Robotics
The 5th International Conference on Micro- and Nanosystems (MNS)
IDETC 2011: The 2011 ASME International Design Engineering Technical
August 28-31, 2011
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
Washington, DC, USA

Abstract                                   February 11, 2011
Full-length Paper:                      February 18, 2011
Acceptance Notification:            April 29, 2011
Final Paper Submission:            May 30, 2011


The Technical Committee on Micro- and Nanosystems (MNS), an integral part of
the ASME Design Engineering Division, is organizing a symposium on Micro and
Nano Mechanisms and Robotics. This symposium will provide a forum for the
dissemination of both experimental and theoretical contributions in this
multi-disciplinary field.  Micro and Nano Mechanisms and Robotics is an
emerging area with a tremendous potential to revolutionize manufacturing of
nanostructures, nanosensors, and nanoactuators, and to enable new
applications in medicine.   Submissions from researchers both within and
outside of the traditional mechanical engineering are strongly encouraged.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
1.      Micro and nano assembly and manipulation of components aimed at
constructing micro/nano mechanisms, robots and devices.
2.      The design, characterization, fabrication and use of micro and nano
robots and mechanisms in emerging applications.
3.      Algorithms and deployment schemes for large numbers of micro and
nano robots that are scalable and efficient in utilizing limited energy,
sensing, computational and communication resources available.

Abstracts and Papers Submission:

Abstracts and full-length papers can be submitted via the 2011 IDETC/CIE
Web-tool located at:

Download Symposium Flyer here:

Symposium Organizers:

Dr. Dan Popa
Automation & Robotics Research Institute
The University of Texas at Arlington
E-mail: popa at uta.edu

Dr. David J. Cappelleri
Multi-Scale Robotics and Automation Lab
Stevens Institute of Technology
E-mail: David.Cappelleri at stevens.edu

David J. Cappelleri, Ph.D.
Harvey N. Davis Distinguished Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
EAS Building, Room 208
Stevens Institute of Technology
1 Castle Point on the Hudson
Hoboken, NJ 07030
David.Cappelleri at stevens.edu
TEL: 201-216-5072
FAX: 201-216-8315

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