[robotics-worldwide] Call for Participation - IROS2013 WS on Biologically Inspired Based Strategies for Hybrid and Multi-Modal Locomotion

samer.mohammed samer.mohammed at u-pec.fr
Fri Aug 9 08:28:51 PDT 2013


Call for Participation
IROS2013 (Workshop Su-WS-05); Sunday, November 3, 2013; Tokyo, Japan
Biologically Inspired Based Strategies for Hybrid and Multi-Modal Locomotion

This workshop intends to deal with the challenges of applying biologically
based concepts to improve the capabilities of robots with a particular focus
on hybrid and multi-modal locomotion in air, underwater and on ground. The
IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Technical Committee on Bio Robotics is
seeking relevant participants, as continuity of the successful previous
editions of this workshop held at both IROS2009 and IROS2011. 

Dates and Location
This workshop on Biologically Inspired Based Strategies for Hybrid and
Multi-Modal Locomotion will be held on the 3rd of November, 2013, at Tokyo
Big Sight, Japan, in conjunction with IROS2013. 

Websites
Workshop URL: http://www.ieee-ras.org/bio-robotics;
http://tc-biorobotics.com
IROS URL: http://www.iros2013.org/tutorials-workshops.html

List of topics
■ Multi-modal ground robots		■ Multi-modal locomotion dynamics
■ Swimming and amphibian robots	        ■ Multi-modal aerial robots, etc.

Keynote speakers
◾ Bionspiration locomotion dynamics: an overview
Frédéric BOYER, Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France
◾ Multimodal locomotion in the salamander: from biology to robotics
Auke IJSPEERT, EPFL, Switzerland
◾ Unraveling the biofluidynamics of flight as an inspiration for design
David LENTINK, Stanford University, USA
◾ Jumping-gliding based bio-Inspired multi-Locomotion robots
Metin SITTI, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Invited speakers and posters
Hilary Bart-Smith, Univ. of Virginia, USA 
Kyu Jin Cho, Seoul National Univ., Korea
Jonathan Clark, FAMU/FSU, USA
Dario Floreano, EPFL, Switzerland	
Fumija Iida, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Sangbae Kim, MIT, USA 
Kyoungchul Kong, Sogang Univ., Korea
Mirko Kovac, Imperial College London, UK
Kin Huat Low, NTU, Singapore
Matt Spenko, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA 
Hiroto Tanaka, Chiba Univ., Japan
James Tangorra, Drexel Univ., USA
Florentin Wörgötter, Univ. of Göttingen, Germany 
Shengyong Chen, Zhejiang Univ. of Tech., China 
Tianjiang Hu, NUDT, China
Kamilo Melo, KM-RoBoTa Research Group, Colombia
Samer Mohammed, UPEC, France
Derek Paely, Univ. of Maryland, USA
Shiwu Zhang, USTC, China
Erbao Dong, USTC, China

Organizers
◾ Kin Huat LOW, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
(mkhlow at ntu.edu.sg)
◾ Tianjiang HU, National University of Defense Technology (NUDT), China
(t.j.hu at nudt.edu.cn)
◾ Mirko KOVAC, Imperial College London, UK (m.kovac at imperial.ac.uk)
◾ Samer MOHAMMED, University of Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC), France
(samer.mohammed at u-pec.fr)
◾ James TANGORRA, Drexel University, USA (tangorra at coe.drexel.edu) 




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