The Technical Committee on Micro/Nano Robotics and Automation serves as a focal point to promote interactionsThe emerging field of robotics and automation at small spatial scales raises new scientific challenges and promises revolutionary advancements in such applications as biology, medicine, industry, micro and nanotechnologies and the environment. Phenomena at the micro and nanoscale are often markedly different from their macroscopic counterparts, and this has strong implications on robotic strategies, algorithms, software and hardware for manipulation, locomotion and control. Cells, biomolecules, and life processes all have characteristic dimensions in the nano and micro range. Artificial devices and systems at the nano and microscales will be able to interact intimately with biological ones, and are expected to lead to new scientific understanding and to new tools for such fundamental tasks as detection and treatment of disease. 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.

The Technical Committee on Micro/Nano Robotics and Automation serves as a focal point to promote interactions and communication and provides leadership for research in this new field.

Events in 2015

  • IEEE-MEMS 2015 (28th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical System), Estoril, Portugal, January 18-22
  • IEEE-NEMS 2015 (IEEE Int. Conf. on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems), Xi'an, China, April 7-11
  • ICRA 2015 (IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation), Seattle, USA, May 25 - 30
  • AIM 2014 (IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics), Busan, Korea, July 7-11
  • IEEE-NANO 2015 (International IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology), Rome, Italy, July 27-30
  • IROS 2015 (IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems), Hamburg, Germany, September 28 - October 3: Call for Paper
  • µTas (19th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences), Gyeongju, Korea, Oktober 25-29: Call for Paper
  • 3M-NANO 2015 (International Conference on Manipulation, Manu­facturing and Measurement on the Nanoscale), Guangzhou, China, November 9-13: Call for Paper
  • IEEE-NANOMED 2015 (IEEE International Conference on Nano/Molecular Medicine and Engineering), Hawaii, USA, Oct/November 2015