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Program

Micro-nano robots

Location: Salon 6

8:40am – 10:00am
Magnetic microrobots (Brad Nelson – ETHZ)
Bio-hybrid micro-robots towards stochastic dense networks (Metin Sitti – CMU)
Bio-hybrid flagellar swimmer – a new paradigm for engineered life (Taher Saif – UIUC)
Micro-nano robotics and medicine (Toshio Fukuda – Nagoya University)

Poster session

10:00am – 10:40am

Experimental testbeds

10:40am – 12:00pm
Robotic platforms for large-scale swarms (Mike Rubenstein – Harvard)
Manufacturing considerations for swarms of small robots (Rob Wood – Harvard)
Nanonets for tissue engineering applications (Guillermo Ameer – Northwestern)
Collective dynamics and distributed computation in engineered microtissues (Selman Sakar – ETHZ)

Common lunch

12:00pm – 1:30pm

Swarm robotics

1:40pm – 3:00pm
Delivering therapeutics in tumors using swarms of bacterial microrobots (Sylvain Martel – EPM)
Modeling and control of micro bio robots (Vijay Kumar – UPenn)
Crowdsourcing swarming nanosystems for cancer applications (Sabine Hauert – UoB)
Stochastic coverage strategies and collective transport (Spring Berman – ASU)

Poster session

3:00pm – 3:40pm

Swarm robotics

3:40pm – 4:20pm
Controlling massive swarms: techniques and principles (Aaron Becker – Harvard Medical School)
Distributed control of smart materials (Daniela Rus – MIT)

Panel discussion

4:20pm – 5:00pm