IEEE Robotics and Automation Society IEEE

Contact

Chair:

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K. H. Low
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
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Co-Chairs:

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Jorge Solis
Waseda University, Japan
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Ravi Vaidyanathan
Imperial College London, United Kingdom
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Justin Seipel
Purdue University, USA
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Founding Date:

January 1, 2004

Member Count:

20

Activities

Coming activities

IROS Workshop on "Biologically Inspired Based Strategies for Hybrid and Multi-Modal Locomotion", November 3, 2013, at the 2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS2013), Tokyo, Japan.
Visit http://tc-biorobotics.com/ for details.


List of activities during past three years

  • International Workshop on Bionic Engineering (IWBE 2012) in Zhangjiajie, China, October 16-19, 2012.

img4Chair of TC-BioRobotics gave the keynote speech on IWBE2012, Oct. 16-19, Zhangjiajie, China

  • Half-day Workshop on Smart Materials and Alternative Technologies for Bioinspired Robots and Systems, (Workshop) IROS, October 11, 2012, Algarve, Portugal
  • Workshop on Biologically Inspired Approaches to Multi-Modal Robotic Locomotion, (Workshop) at the Fourth IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob 2012)
  • Workshop on In-Vivo Mechatronic Systems for Long-Term Physiological Monitoring and Stimulation: Current Status and Future Challenges, (Conference) at the Fourth IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob 2012)
  • Special Symposium on Biologically Inspired Robotics at IROS2011, (Organized Symposium) September 30, 2011, San Francisco, California

img5Prof. Robert FULL (left ) and Prof. Shigeo HIROSE (right) in the IROS2011

  • IEEE RAS &EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioROB2010), (Conference) September 26, 2010, Tokyo, Japan
  • Half-Day Workshop on Critical Impediments and Future Challenges for Multi- Modal Robotic Locomotion, (Workshop) October 15, 2009 - St. Louis, MO, United States
  • Full-Day Workshop on Biologically-Inspired Robotics, (Workshop) October 11, 2009, St. Louis, MO, United States

Proposed activities

  • Submitted: Supporting Workshop on “Unconventional Approaches to Robotics, Automation and Control Inspired by Nature,” at the 2013 International Conference of Robotics and Automation (ICRA2013).
  • Submitted: Supporting Workshop on “Natural Motion Analysis and Reconstruction,” at the 2013 International Conference of Robotics and Automation (ICRA2013).
  • Planning: Workshop or Symposium on Bioinspired Robotics, IROS2013. Book proposal, Intelligent Assistive Robots“, Springer-Verlag.
  • Planning: Journal’s Special Issue on elevant themes on Bioinspired Robotics & Technology, 2013-2014.

Publications

  • Article on TC: K. H. Low, Ravi Vaidyanathan, Jorge Solis, and Justin Seipel, “Contribution Toward Future Biorobots,” IEEE ROBOTICS & AUTOMATION MAGAZINE, pp. 16-17, June 2012.
  • Conference papers generated from IEEE workshops and symposium sessions on bioinspired robotics.
  • ASME/IEEE TMech Focused Issue on Biologically Inspired Mechatronics, jointly initiated by the TC co-chairs, K. H. Low and Xinyan Deng with the TMech EiC. Metin Sitti has been invited to lead the Guest Editorial team. Good response to the Call-for-Paper with more than 60 papers received. Two separate issues will be published in 2012/2013 to cover twenty papers in excellent quality.
  • Individual journal and conferences published by TC co-chairs.

 

Bio Robotics

Next Event
IROS Workshop
on "Biologically Inspired Based Strategies for Hybrid and Multi-Modal Locomotion",
November 3, 2013, at the 2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS2013), Tokyo, Japan.
Visit http://tc-biorobotics.com/
for details.

Scope:

Thanks to the evolution of advanced techniques on computer science, different kind of biological models have been proposed for understanding better how biological systems can display complex behaviors. However, such models have been only verified through simulations; and therefore, cannot be physically confirmed restricting its real usability. In contrast; the robotic research appears as a promising advanced tool to biologist researchers for understanding with more accuracy the behavior of complex living organisms due to the possibly of physically emulating by mechanical means such behaviors. Such kind of advanced systems; therefore, can be used as testbed for the confirmation of biological models which are based on simulations. From this approach, “Bio-robotics” can be defined as a research field which involves any use of mechatronics systems to understand better complex living organisms. Thus, this TC on Bio-Robotics aims in promoting the interaction between biologists and robotics researchers for the better understanding on complex biological organisms; principally from the engineering point of view. We expect such interaction may contribute for the development of better mechatronic systems with improved characteristics that can only be conceived from a multidisciplinary approach.batbot1

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