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ICRA 2011 Workshop
Novel Micro/Nano Robotic Control Techniques for Biological/Medical Applications (WS-M-10)


updated on 15, April, 2011


May, 9, 2011
Monday, Full day (9:00am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-4:35pm)

Time Schedule (tentative):

Micro/Nano Robotic Control Techniques for Biological/Medical Applications
9:00- 9:30 Toshio Fukuda

Nano-Robotic Control Techniques for Biological/Medical Applications
9:30-10:00 Lixin Dong
10:00-10:30 Lianqing Liu, Ning Xi
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:30 Masahiro Nakajima
11:30-12:00 Paul Ashby

12:00-14:00 Lunch

Micro-Robotic Control Techniques for Biological/Medical Applications
14:00-14:30 Fumihito Arai, Hisataka Maruyama
14:30-15:00 Metin Sitti
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-16:00 Pasi Kallio
16:00-16:30 Sylvain Martel

16:30-16:35 Closing


The micro-nano robotics technology has an important role to provide the basic robotic technology to realize various sensing/actuating devices. It is directly related on the next-generation industrial applications and technologies by high precision control, high speed analysis, high integration, low energy consumption, low weight, and so on. It also has strong relationship with various biological and medical applications. The micro-nano device fabrication/assembly and automation technologies are important to develop the novel engineering/biological/medical applications based on robotics technology.

In this workshop, we discus novel micro/nano robotic control techniques for mainly biological and medical application. Latest works of micro-nano robotics are presented to understand and discuss for the future direction of micro-nano robotics, especially related on device fabrication, assembly, automation, bio-medical applications.

Primary/secondary audience:

The intended audience includes the researchers and engineers who are working on control engineering, bio-medical engineering, device construction, micro/nano industrial applications, automation engineering, sensor/actuator engineering and so on. Including young researchers, students, engineers from industry.

List of topics:

Micro-Nano Robotics Applications
Micro-Nano Robots, Micro-Nano Manipulation Technology
Micro-Nano Biological Applications
Micro-Nano Medical Applications
Micro-Nano Control Technology
Micro-Nano Devices based on Robotics Technology

Presenters: (Alphabetic order)

Fumihito Arai, Hisataka Maruyama
"Recent Micro-nano Robotics in Microfluidic Chip for Cellular Investigation"

Department of Micro-Nano Systems Engineering, Nagoya University, Japan

Lixin Dong
"Nanorobotics-enabled Fluidic and Photonic Systems"

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mchigan State University, USA

Masahiro Nakajima
"Nano-Biological Evaluation of C. elegans using Nanorobotic Manipulation"

Center for Micro-Nano Mechatronics, Nagoya University, Japan

Metin Sitti
"Bacteria Propelled Micro-Robots"

Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Lianqing Liu1, Ning Xi2
"Applications of Nano Manipulations in Cancer Target Therapy"

1State Key Laboratory of Robotics, Shenyang Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Science, Shenyang, China
2Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mchigan State University, USA

Pasi Kallio
"Microrobotic and Micromechatronic Systems for Studying Functionalities of Stem Cell Derived Neuronal and Cardiac Cells"

Department of Automation Science and Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Paul Ashby
"Toward Capturing Membrane Protein Dynamics with the Fiber Force Probe"

The Material Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

Sylvain Martel
"Robotic Platform to Navigate Microcarriers in the Vasculature Prior to Releasing Cancer Drug in Predefined Sites in the Liver"

Department of Computer and Software Engineering, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, E'cole Polytechnique de Montre'al (EPM), Canada

Toshio Fukuda
"Micro/Nano Robotic Manipulation and Control"
Department of Micro-Nano Systems Engineering, Nagoya University, Japan


Masahiro Nakajima
Nagoya University, Center for Micro-Nano Mechatronics

Toshio Fukuda
Nagoya University, Department Micro-Nano Systems Engineering