ICRA 2010 Workshop
Micro-Nano Robotics and New Evolution


updated on 13, April, 2010


May, 3, 2010
Monday, Full day (9:00am-12:30pm and 2:00pm-5:30pm)

Time Schedule:

Basic Technologies: Manipulation, System, Automation
9:00- 9:30 Dan Popa
9:30-10:00 Masahiro Nakajima
10:00-10:30 Ning Xi
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:30 Pasi Kallio
11:30-12:00 Ronald Fearing
12:00-12:30 Volkmar Eichhorn and Sergej Fatikow

12:30-14:00 Lunch
Applications: Medical, Biological, MicroTAS
14:00-14:30 Arianna Menciassi
14:30-15:00 Fumihito Arai
15:00-15:30 Li Zhang and Bradley Nelson
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:30 Makoto Kaneko
16:30-17:00 Tatsuo Arai
17:00-17:30 Toshio Fukuda

17:30-17:35 Closing


Micro-nano robotics and automation technologies have an important role to provide new scientific challenges and realize various sensing/actuating devices. It promises revolutionary advancements in 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. Moreover reliable and automatic manipulation of micro- and nanofabricated components is also a big challenge notably for the assembling of various kinds of new devices as MEMS and NEMS.

This full day workshop is organized by the Technical Committee for Micro/Nano Robotics and Automation which serves as a focal point to promote interactions and communication and provides leadership for research in this new field. This workshop will give the state of the art of Micro/Nano Robotics. Current and future issues of cutting-edge technology as well as new trends and future aspects will be discussed. The topics are Micro-Nano of 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.

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.
We can provide help with travel or registration fee for grad students with the US$ 1k.

List of topics:

Micro-Nano of Robotics Automation
Micro-Nano Robotics
Micro-Nano Manipulation Technology
Micro-Nano Bio-manipulation
Micro-Nano Control Technology
Micro-Nano Devices based on Robotics Technology
Micro-Nano Biological Applications
Micro-Nano Medical Applications

Organizers (Alphabetical order):

Aristides A. G. Requicha
University of Southern California, Computer Science Department

Fumihito Arai
Tohoku University, Department of Bioengineering and Robotics

Masahiro Nakajima
Nagoya University, Center for Micro-Nano Mechatronics

Nicolas Chaillet
University of Franche-Comte, TEMIS

Sergej Fatikow
University of Oldenburg, Department of Computing Science- AMiR

Toshio Fukuda
Nagoya University, Department Micro-Nano Systems Engineering


Arianna Menciassi
"Towards milli-, micro- and nano-therapy: main challenges and enabling technologies"
CRIM Laboratory, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy

Dan Popa
"Multi Axsis Nanoprobe Arrays"
Department of Computing Science, The University of Texas at Arlington, USA

Fumihito Arai
"On-Chip Robotics: Technical Issues and Future Direction"
Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Nagoya University, Japan

Li Zhang and Bradley Nelson
"Artificial bacterial flagella: helical swimming microrobots for lab-on-a-chip applications"
Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Makoto Kaneko
"Toward High Speed Stiffness Evaluation of Cell"
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Osaka University, Japan

Masahiro Nakajima
"Cell Diagnosis and Surgery System"
Center for Micro-Nano Mechatronics, Nagoya University, Japan

Ning Xi
"Robotics Enabled Nanomanufacturing Automation"
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mchigan State University, USA

Pasi Kallio
"Treatment and Characterization of Individual Paper Fibres: A New Application Area for Micro- and Nanorobotics?"
Department of Automation Science and Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Ronald Fearing
"Micro/Nano Surface Grasping"
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, USA

Tatsuo Arai
"Automated Cell Manipulation and Its Appication to Cloning"
Department of Systems Innovation, Osaka University, Japan

Toshio Fukuda
"Micro-Nanorobotics for Medical/Biological Applications"
Department of Micro-Nano Systems Engineering, Nagoya University, Japan

Volkmar Eichhorn and Sergej Fatikow
"Nanorobotic strategies for direct characterization of nanoscale objects and micro-nano-integration of prototypic devices"
Division Microrobotics and Control Engineering (AMiR), Department of Computing Science, University of Oldenburg, Germany