Invertebrate Robotics, aka “No Backbone, No Problem” – 29 July 2021

How does science on invertebrates uniquely advance robotics?

Morphology, Motion, and Minds of Invertebrate-Inspired Robots aka No Backbone, No Problem 

This workshop will bring together speakers in sensing, control, and morphology of invertebrate-inspired robots to discuss 10 years of progress in invertebrate robotics and future challenges in the field. The workshop will conclude with a panel with all the speakers to discuss the next 10 years of invertebrate robotics and living machines.


Michael Mangan, University of Sheffield, UK –

Nicholas Szczecinski, West Virginia University, US

PROGRAM 29.07.21        13:00 UTC

Time UTCSessionsSpeakersTalks
13:00WelcomeMichael Mangan,
Nicholas Szczecinski
13:05 -13:45 Keynote Dario Floreano – EPFL, SwitzerlandDecoding flexible motor control for mode- rich locomotion: lessons from amphibious centipedes
13:45 – 14:05Invertebrate Morphology
and Motion
Kataro Yasui – Tohoku University,Japan TBA
14:05 – 14:25Barry Trimmer – Tufts, USACrawling critters and robots: robust locomotion in unstable environments
14:25 – 14:45Nick Gravish – UCSD, USATBA
14:45 – 15:45 break 
15:45 – 16:05Invertebrate MindsPoramate Manoonpong – SDU, DenmarkNeural control for complex behaviors of invertebrate-inspired robots: From locomotion to object transportation and navigation
16:05 – 16:25Barbara Webb – Univ of Edinburgh, UKInside the minds of Insect
16:25 – 16:45Sabine Hauert – Univ of Bristol, UK Swarms for People
16:45 – 17:15Panel DiscussionAll SpeakersHow far we’ve come, where to go next

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