[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] ICRA Workshop on "Hyper Bio Assembler for 3D Cellular Innovations": Call for Contributions

Yasushi Mae mae at sys.es.osaka-u.ac.jp
Tue Mar 11 21:14:14 PDT 2014

Call for Contributions
The ICRA 2014 Workshop on "Hyper Bio Assembler for 3D Cellular Innovations"

is a full-day workshop held in conjunction with 
the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, at the Hong-Kong, June 5, 2014.
Workshop URL: http://bio-asm.jp/ws/icra2014_ws/
Submission deadline: March 20, 2014
Keywords: Micro robotics, micro sensing, micro manipulation, high-speed measurement and separation,
          high-speed manipulation and assembly, bio-application

*** Objective ***
The main purpose of this workshop--related to micro robotics--is to discuss a new and innovative methodology: Bio Assembler. 
The new methodology based on micro robotics is intended for high-speed robotic and automatic creation of 3D cellular systems 
such as functional tissue in vitro environments.
This new methodology will bring innovation to the next generation of tissue engineering and will become the world's first 
creation of 3D cellular system in vitro environments. 
This innovation will be achieved by developing a methodology of hyper micro-nano measurement, control, and assembly.

*** Topics ***
In this workshop we will focus on and enhance the best use of micro robotics to measure and to separate useful cells, 
to assemble various shape of 3D tissues, to evaluate their functionalization, etc.
The workshop topics include, but not limited to:
-Measurement technologies
-Sorting technologies
-Manipulation technologies
-Assembly technologies
-Microfluidics technologies
-MEMS technologies
-High-speed technologies
-Micro-nano devices
-Micro-nano robot systems
-Analysis and evaluation of cellular system
-Any other micro robotics applied in biological cell manipulation and measurement

*** Submission ***
We invite you to submit an extended abstract of your contribution for oral presentations. 
Extended abstracts may be around 2 pages and may include figures and references. 
Extended abstracts should be submitted in pdf format by email to contact(at)bio-asm.jp, which is the workshop office. 
Original works as well as reviews of previous consolidated contributions are both welcomed.
Contributions will be reviewed by workshop organizers and their colleagues.

*** Important Dates ***
Submission deadline: March 20, 2014
Notification of acceptance: March 31, 2014
Workshop: June 5, 2014, 9 AM - 5 PM (Tentative)

*** Organizers ***
Prof. Tatsuo Arai, Osaka University, Japan 
Prof. Toshio Fukuda, Meijyo University, Japan 
Prof. Fumihito Arai, Nagoya University, Japan
Prof. Masayuki Yamato, Tokyo Women Medical University, Japan
Prof. Makoto Kaneko, Osaka University, Japan

*** Contact ***
Bio Assembler Secretariat

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