Date: Friday, 27th May 2022.
Time: 8:30 AM – 12:40 PM (EDT time). Click HERE for your local time.
Venue: Room 124, Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Online: The Zoom link is available on ICRA infovaya. (Please register if you have not done yet)
Link to the workshop Discord server was already sent to registered participants (who registered before 19 May).
Please send a request to vodoan[at] if you register for the workshop after 19 May or have not received the link.

Living organisms have evolved over hundreds of millions years to produce different materials, structures, and functional systems to enable them to adapt to various environments. They are the great sources of inspiration for engineers to develop bio-inspired actuators, sensors, and robots by studying their structures and functions from different scales. In addition, the advancement in physiology and miniature electronics enables us to use living organisms as bio-hybrid robots by stimulating their neuromuscular or neural sites to control motor actions for desired behaviors. The development of the fields of bio-inspired and bio-hybrid systems requires collaboration of scientists and engineers from multiple disciplinaries as well as training for new generation of interdisciplinary researchers who have expertise in several disciplinaries among biology, chemistry, medicine, material science, nanotechnology, electrical, mechanical engineering, optics, and robotics. Thus, the goal of this workshop is to promote the interactions among scientists and engineers from multiple fields and different career stages. In particular, we hope to give audiences a general picture of how to develop bio-inspired and bio-hybrid systems at multiple scales with different approaches as well as update on current trends and future directions through keynote presentations and panel discussion.

Call for Contribution

We invited submission for 1-2 page extended abstract of your preliminary result or recently published work for flash presentations and poster presentations at the workshop.

Submission deadline: 30th April 2022
Acceptance notification: 15th May 2022.

Topics of interest

  • Bio-inspiration
  • Bio-mimetics
  • Bio-hybrid systems

Note: The contributions to this workshop will not be published in the conference proceeding. However, we will upload the accepted abstracts and maintain them on the workshop home page. Please contact vodoan[at] if you encounter any technical issue with the submission.
Two student presentation awards are sponsored by Cyborg and Bionic Systems, a Science Partner Journal.

Abstract submission


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  • Hirotaka Sato, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Toshio Fukuda, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Meijo University, Japan
  • Raman Baranidharan, Mckelvey School of Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, USA 
  • George Augustine, Neuroscience and Mental Health, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Umezu Shinjiro, School of Mechanical Engineering, Waseda University, Japan
  • Yao Li, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen, China