Coming activities

List of activities during past three years 

  • ICRA 2021 Workshop proposal on “micro-nano swarm robotics”

We provided the support of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Technical Committee on Biorobotics to the proposed workshop entitled “Bio-inspired robotics and their application in biology” held to the ICRA 2021 conference and co-organised by Sabine Hauert, et al. The workshop focused on micro-nano robotics, swarm engineering, and potential applications.  

  • IROS 2020 Workshop proposal on “Robotics-inspired biology”

We provided the support of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Technical Committee on Biorobotics to the proposed workshop entitled “Robotics-Inspired Biology” held to the IROS 2020 conference and co-organised by Nick Gravish,  Chen Li,  Hamid Marvi,  Henry Astley, Kaushik Jayaram.The goal of this workshop was to facilitate interactions between these two communities—bio-inspired roboticists and robotics-enabled biologists. In particular, the focus was to identify how roboticists who develop bio-inspired devices may shape new directions of biological inquiry.


  • MIRAI 2.0 Research and Innovation Week 2021 (Jorge Solis)

The MIRAI 2.0 Research and Innovation Week 2021 was held online and co-organized by Gothenburg University and Nagoya University, from the 7th to 11th of June 2021. Prof. Jorge Solis delivered a poster presentation on possible applications on biologically- inspired approaches in complex systems.


  • MIRAI 2.0 Sustainability Workshop (Jorge Solis)

The MIRAI 2.0 Sustainability workshop was held online and co-organized by Karlstad University and Hiroshima University, from the 28th to 30th of September 2021. Prof. Jorge Solis delivered a presentation on possible applications on biologically- inspired control approaches in complex systems.


  •  Robotics REU Advisor (Jun Ueda)

REU Site:  Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering (SURE), National Science Foundation #1263049 


  • Mentoring Faculty (Jun Ueda)

NRT: Accessibility, Rehabilitation, and Movement Science (ARMS): An Interdisciplinary Traineeship Program in Human-Centered Robotics, National Science Foundation #1545287

Proposed activities

  • IROS 2022 Workshop proposal on “Bio-Inspired Solutions for Underwater Robotics”. Organizers: Donato Romano, Zhibin Song, Paolo Dario and Cesare Stefanini.
  • IROS 2022 Workshop proposal on “Bio-inspired robotics and their application in biology”. Organizers: Liang Li, Wei Wang and Xiwang Dong



  • E. Ozkaya, E. Triolo, F. Rezayaraghi, J. Abderezaei, A. Pionteck, W. Meinhold, J. Ueda, M. Eriten, K. Hong, L. Fleysher, P. Kennedy, C. Johnson, Y. Yang, M. Kurt, Brain-Mimicking Phantom for Biomechanical Validation of Motion Sensitive MR Imaging Techniques, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, Volume 122, October 2021
  • Daniel E. Martinez, Waiman Meinhold, John Oshinski, Ai-Ping Hu, and Jun Ueda, Super Resolution for Improved Positioning of an MRI-Guided Spinal Cellular Injection Robot, Journal of Medical Robotics Research, April 2021, 
  • Yingxin Qiu, Mengnan Wu, Lena Ting, and Jun Ueda, “Maximum Spectral Flatness Control of a Manipulandum for Human Motor System Identification,” IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L) Volume 6, Issue 2, April 2021
  • Waiman Meinhold, Yoshinori Yamakawa, Hiroshi Honda, Takayuki Mori, Shin-ichi Izumi and Jun Ueda, A smart tendon hammer system for remote neurological examination, Frontiers in Robotics and AI, Robotics, Special issue on Autonomous Systems and AI for Nonurgent/Nonemergent Healthcare Delivery During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic, 8:28,2021
  • Waiman Meinhold, Daniel E. Martinez, John Oshinski, Ai-Ping Hu, Jun Ueda, A direct drive parallel plane piezoelectric needle positioning robot for MRI guided intraspinal injection, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Vol. 68, Issue 3, March 2021 (published online in September 2020). 
  • Laura D Weinstock, James E Forsmo, Alexis Wilkinson, Jun Ueda, Levi B Wood, Experimental control of macrophage pro-inflammatory dynamics using predictive models, Frontiers Bioengineering and Biotechnology, July 13th, 2020
  • Euisun Kim, Waiman Meinhold, Minoru Shinohara, Jun Ueda, Statistical Inter-stimulus Interval Window Estimation for Transient Neuromodulation via Paired Mechanical and Brain Stimulation, Frontiers in NeuroRobotics, Volume 14, 2020
  • Nayef E. Ahmar, Jun Ueda, Minoru Shinohara, Anti-phase co-contraction practice attenuates in-phase oscillations between antagonistic muscles as assessed with phase coherence, Experimental Brain Research, 238(1), 63-72, 2020.
  • Solis, J., Karlsson, C., Johansson, S., Richardsson, K. (2021). Towards the Development of an Automatic UAV-Based Indoor Environmental Monitoring System: Distributed Off-Board Control System for a Micro Aerial Vehicle, Applied Sciences, Special Issue on Modelling and Control of Mechatronic and Robotic Systems, Vol. 11(5), 2347
  • Oka, T., Solis, J., Lindborg, A.L., Matsuura, D., Sugahara, Y., Takeda, Y. (2020). Kineto-elasto-static Design of Underactuated Chopstick-type Gripper Mechanism for Meal-Assistance Robot, Robotics, Special Issue on Kinematics and Robot Design III, Vol. 9 (3).
  • Garcia, G., Solis, J., Takamatsu, J., Ogasawara, T. (2020). Dynamics Estimation Using an IMU in Physical Human-Robot Interaction. ICRA 2020 workshop on Unconventional Sensor in Robotics