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Cyborg and Bionic Systems


Cyborg and Bionic Systems (CBS) is concerned with hybrid fusion of organic and biomechatronic body parts, which integrates some artificial components or technology like bio-hybrid actuators and sensors. It aims to make an organism restored or enhanced beyond its original biological characteristics. The organism is not only thought of human beings, but also animals and any other kinds of living creatures. In a typical example, a human with an artificial cardiac pacemaker or implantable cardioverter-defibrillator is considered as one of the CBS. Since such device measures voltage potentials in the body, performs signal processing and delivers electrical stimuli by using feedback mechanism to keep the person alive

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Cyborg and Bionic Systems 3Topics of Interest

1) Tissue Engineering through tissues structured with carbon nanotubes and/ or fungal cells,
2) Individual rehabilitation treatment like artificial limb and direct brain implants,
3) Neuro-control
4) Larger networks of communication and control. 


With rapid development of bionic technology and nanotechnology, researchers think that the CBS can assist humans conquer limitations such as disease, speed, strength, and intelligence.

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Multi-disciplinary theory and technology have been stimulated and integrated like cell biology, recovery and regeneration medicine, bionic mechanics, robotics, nanotechnology, material science, biomechanical interface technology to achieve goals and applications.

To achieve goals and applications, we need a clear understanding of the organism mechanism, biological compatible materials, information perception and fusion, control of the implants. 

Technical Committees

Technical Committees (TC) focus on the research content of the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society by tracking technical developments and encouraging innovation in: applications, theory, models, metrics, experiments, architectures, products, initiatives, and other technical areas.

With over 30 Technical Committees, research in specific areas is encouraged. New Technical Committees are added as a topic area is grows, becomes increasingly relevant, sufficiently outside the scope of existing TCs.

Technical Committees are an important benefit of membership, allowing for further collaboration and communication within subsets of the field.

Technical Committee Volunteers can access information within the TC Resource Center.

Technical Commitees

Aerial Robotics and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Agricultural Robotics and Automation

Algorithms for Planning and Control of Robot Motion

Automation in Health Care Management

Automation in Logistics

Autonomous Ground Vehicles and Intelligent Transportation Systems

Bio Robotics

Cognitive Robotics

Computer & Robot Vision

Cyborg & Bionic Systems 

Energy, Environment, and Safety Issues in Robotics and Automation


Human Movement Understanding

Human-Robot Interaction & Coordination

Humanoid Robotics

Marine Robotics

Mechanisms and Design

Micro/Nano Robotics and Automation

Mobile Manipulation

Model-Based Optimization for Robotics

Multi-Robot Systems

Networked Robotics

Performance Evaluation & Benchmarking of Robotic and Automation Systems

Rehabilitation and Assistive Robotics


Robot Ethics

Robot Learning

Robotic Hands, Grasping and Manipulation

Robotics and Automation in Nuclear Facilities

Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics

Semiconductor Manufacturing Automation

Smart Buildings

Soft Robotics

Software Engineering for Robotics and Automation

Space Robotics

Surgical Robotics

Sustainable Production Automation


Wearable Robotics

Whole-Body Control