Organized Sessions

[OS-1] Recent Advances in Micro/Nano Robotics


Ebubekir Avci, Massey University, New Zealand

Hisataka Maruyama, Nagoya University, Japan


Developing a variety of manufacturing, actuation, and control methods at the micro and nanoscales enables researchers to effectively seize the opportunities available outside of the macroscale. The aim of this session is to bring leading researchers in the micro-nano robotics field together to share their recent works that includes development of new manufacturing, actuation, and control methods. Moreover, various application areas of these tiny systems such as bio-medical issues, material science and environmental remedies will be covered.

Topics of interest

  • Micro-nano manufacturing
  • Micro-nano robotics
  • Development of micro-actuators & micro-sensors
  • Bio-medical applications
  • Bioinspired control
  • Micro-fluidics
  • Swarm/Collective Behaviour

[OS-2] Real Space Service System


Kazuyoshi Wada, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan

Mihoko Niitsuma, Chuo University, Japan

Sousuke Nakamura, Hosei University, Japan

Kenichi Ohara, Meijo University, Japan


Recently, the integration of information technology, network technology, and robot technology has discussed from various point of view. This special session discusses on real space service system that served various services using above technologies in the environments such as homes, offices, stores, nursing homes, hospitals, and etc. The main topics of interest are practical technology/theory to solve the real problems of the environments.

Topics of interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Service Robots
  • Robot Companions and Social Robots in Home Environment
  • Observation of Human Activity in Living Space
  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Sensor Networks
  • Structuralization of Environmental Information
  • Welfare systems
  • Logistics systems
  • World Robot Summit
  • Future Convenience Store Challenge