Overview


The 6th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society (RAS) and Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society's (EMBS) International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics will take place in Singapore from June 26 - 29, 2016.

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 "biomechatronic" 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.

Major Conference Themes


The technical program of IEEE BioRob2016 will consist of invited talks, special sessions, posters, and paper presentations. Papers can cover areas of Biorobotics and Biomechatronics including:

Major Conference Themes


The technical program of IEEE BioRob2016 will consist of invited talks, special sessions, posters, and paper presentations. Papers can cover areas of Biorobotics and Biomechatronics including:

  • Neuromorphic Engineering
  • Brain Machine Interface/Cognitive Engineering
  • Neuroprosthesis
  • Technology for assisted surgery and diagnosis
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation: Mobility, Socialization, Developmental milestones
  • Geriatric Rehabilitation: Enhancing balance, Fall prevention
  • Rehabilitation and assistive robotics
  • Biological systems modeling
  • Biologically-inspired systems
  • Neuro-robotics
  • Prosthetic devices
  • Biomechatronic and human-centered design
  • Micro/nano technologies in medicine and biology
  • Locomotion and manipulation in robots and biological systems
  • Technology Assessment, Ethical and Social Implications of Biorobotics and Biomechatronics
  • Human-machine interaction
  • Biomechatronic and human-centered design
  • Wearable assistive and augmenting devices

Symposia


Due to the success at BioRob 2012 and BioRob 2014, as part of the BioRob 2016 program, there will also be single track symposia comprising invited speakers, regular paper presentations, and poster session(s). Symposia topics for BioRob 2016 include:

  • Surgical Robotics
  • Rehabilitation Robotics
  • Biomimetic Robotics
  • Neuromorphic Vision

Special Sessions

  • Pediatric and Geriatric Rehabilitation
  • Neuromorphic Visual Processing

Workshops

  • Cognitive and Motor Rehabilitation Research and Practice

Important Dates


January 4, 2016 - Submission of paper & workshop proposals
March 1, 2016 - Paper acceptance notification
April 1, 2016 - Final paper submission