[robotics-worldwide] ICRA Workshop on Bio-Bots

Harry H. Asada asada at MIT.EDU
Sun May 1 14:37:45 PDT 2011

  2011 ICRA Pre-Conference Workshop

-------- Bio-Bots ----------

May 9, 2011
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

WS-M3, Room 3E
Shanghai International Convention Center

Organizers: H. Harry Asada and Paolo Dario

“Bio-Bots” are biological machines having live cells as components. It 
is a crazy idea, but is coming soon, and will have a major impact upon 
robotics. Join us at this pre-conference workshop of 2011 ICRA to learn 
the latest development and related technology.
Topics Covered:
Bio-artificial muscles; Bacteria-propelled robots; Biosensors; 
Biological robot design; Cell manipulation, programming, growth control 
and guidance; Applications

9:00 – 9:15
H. Harry Asada, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Opening Remarks

9:15 – 9:50 am
Vijay Kumar, University of Pennsylvania
Microscale Transport and Manipulation of Single Cells and Chemicals in a 
Fluidic Environment

9:50 – 10:25 am
Sylvain Martel, Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal (EPM)
Micro-assembly tasks to tumor targeting with flagellated bacteria acting 
like untethered microrobots

10:40 – 11:15 am
Metin Sitti, Carnegie-Mellon University
Chemotactic Steering of Teams of Bacteria Propelled Swimming Micro-Robots

11:15 – 11:50
H. Harry Asada, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Live-Cell Skeletal Muscles with a Thick 3D Bundle Structure: 3D 
Microfluidic Technology for Constructing Muscles for Robots

1:20 – 1:55 pm
Paolo Dario, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Bio-artificial Actuators for Biorobotic Machines

1:55 – 2:30 pm
Toshio Fukuda, Nagoya University
Biological Cell Analysis Based on Micro-Nano Robotics

2:30 – 3:05 pm
Koji Ikuta, The University of Tokyo
Optically Nano Robotics for Living Cell Biomedicine

3:20 – 3:55 pm
Joel Burdick, Caltech
Engineering Adaptive interfaces to damaged nervous systems

3:55 – 4:30 pm
Masahiro Nakajima, University of Nagoya
Bio-nano-surgery System

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