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19-22 July 2022
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The 11th International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems

This 11th edition will highlight the most exciting research on biomimetics and biohybrid systems united by the theme of ``Living Machines``

Hosted online by NeuroNex at the Case Western Reserve University, US
Due to the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 edition of the Living Machines conference will have a streamlined online format to assure continuity of the Living Machines conference, community engagement, and support.

About Living Machines

The development of future real-world technologies will depend strongly on our understanding and harnessing of the principles underlying living systems and the flow of communication signals between living and artificial systems. Biomimetics is the development of novel technologies through the distillation of principles from the study of biological systems. Biohybrid systems are formed by combining at least one biological component and at least one artificial, newly-engineered component. Bypassing information in one or both directions, such a system forms a new hybrid bio-artificial entity. The conference theme also encompasses biomimetic methods for manufacture, repair, and recycling inspired by natural processes such as reproduction, digestion, morphogenesis, and metamorphosis.

Living Machines themes

Living Machines themes include a wide range of topics:

• Biomimetic robots and their component technologies that can intelligently interact with their environments.
• Biomimetic computers—neuromimetic emulations of the physiological basis of intelligent behaviour.
• Active biomimetic materials and structures that self-organize and self-repair or show other bio-inspired functions.
• Artificial organs and intelligent prostheses.
• Organism-level biohybrids
• Control principles for embodied perception, cognition, and action.
• Synthetic biology and synthetic consciousness based on biomimetics.

Plenary Talks. 20-22 July 2022

This edition of Living Machines features plenary speakers highlighting relevant contributions to the fields of biomimetics and biohybrid systems.
Plenary talks

Top Speakers

We will invite 6 plenary speakers


Hot Topics

The state of the art in Biomimetics and Biohybrid Systems



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Three-days of a single-track oral presentations program. 20-22 July 2022

Active researchers in biomimetic and biohybrid systems are invited to participate in full or half-day Living Machines workshops.

This Year Schedule

19 July, 2022


12:45 – 18:00 UTC

As this special edition features the 10 years of Living Machines, plenary speakers will highlight the relevant contributions to the fields of biomimetics and biohybrid systems and help to address two main questions.

20 – 22 July, 2022


12:45 – 18:00 UTC

Active researchers in biomimetic and biohybrid systems are invited to participate in full or half-day workshops on Living Machines related themes.

Relevant Dates

April 01, 2022. EXTENDED Submission deadline to April 10!
May 10, 2022 Notification of acceptance
July 19-22, 2022 Workshops and Conference

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