The 7th IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics - BIOROB 2018 - is a joint effort of the two IEEE Societies of Robotics and Automation - RAS - and Engineering in Medicine and Biology - EMBS.
BioRob covers both theoretical and experimental challenges posed by the application of robotics and mechatronics in medicine and biology. The primary focus of Biorobotics is to analyze biological systems from a biomechatronics point-of-view, trying to understand the scientific and engineering principles underlying their extraordinary performance. This profound understanding of how biological systems work, behave and interact can be used for two main objectives: to guide the design and fabrication of novel, high performance bio-inspired machines and systems for many different applications; and to develop novel nano, micro-, macro- devices that can act upon, substitute parts of, and assist human beings in prevention, diagnosis, surgery, prosthetics, rehabilitation and personal assistance.
The theme of BIOROB 2018 is high-tech human-touch. The technical program will consist of invited talks, special sessions, interactive session, and paper presentations. Papers can cover areas of Biorobotics and Biomechatronics including: Robotics and Rehabilitation, Biologically-Inspired Robotics, Robotic Surgery, Human-Machine Interaction, Wearable Technologies, Brain-Machine Interface, Neuroprosthesis, Robot Companions and Home Care, Technology Translation, Clinical, Commercialization, Human Augmentation, Micro-Robotics, Nano-Robotics.
WORKSHOPS & TUTORIALS
Workshops should present and focalize innovative research on emerging and rapidly developing areas at the intersection between biorobotics and biomechatronics. Tutorials should provide in-depth insights into methodologies and techniques that are bound to enable progress in biorobotics- and biomechatronics-related fields. Proposals should specify how the event engages attendees and encourages interaction with speakers that would not be otherwise possible via regular BioRob sessions.
Best Conference Papers, Best Student Papers, and Best Demos will be awarded. During BioRob 018 a special session will be organized where authors can bring and demonstrate robotic devices or other relevant hardware, as described in the paper they submitted. An International jury will select the best onsite demo.
March 19, 2018 February 15, 2018: Submission of papers and workshop & tutorial proposals
April 12, 2018 March 22, 2018: Notification of acceptance of workshops & tutorials proposals
May 31, 2018 May 15, 2018: Notification of paper acceptance
July 1, 2018 June 15, 2018: submission of final papers
August 26, 2018: Workshops & tutorials
August 27-29, 2018: BioRob 2018
On behalf of the Organizing Committee:
Raffaella Carloni, University of Groningen, Publicity Chair
Herman van der Kooij, University of Twente, General Chair
Sarthak Misra, University of Twente, Program Chair/Editor-in-Chief
Massimo Sartori, University of Twente, Workshops and Tutorials Chair
Raffaella Carloni, Ph.D.
University of Groningen
Tel. +31 (0) 50 36 33113