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AWARDS

The best paper award

Qi Wang, Andres Hunt, Arnout Fritz, Max Lucassen, Matthijs van Reeuwijk, Duncan van Sliedregt, Tijmen Nederkoorn, Sjoerd van der Voort, Jelle van Steekelenburg, Oyono de Armada, Hans Goosen, Hassan Hosseinnia, and Fred van Keulen

New approach to actuate biomimetic soft robots with smart bending materials: implementation for an IPMC-driven jellyfish robot

 

The best student paper award

Mathias Thor, Jørgen Christian Larsen, and Poramate Manoonpong

MORF – Modular Robot Framework

Best paper finalists

  • Using joint-torque for a cost-effective bio-inspired odometer for legged robots, Barbara Schlögl, Dieter Schramm, and Tobias Seidl
  • Bionic architecture design and energy-efficient locomotion for high-payload quadrupedal robot over rough terrain, Jing Lin, Zhongyuan Wang, Caiming Sun, and Aidong Zhang
  • Mechanical design and experimental characterization of soft modular continuum robot for surgical application, Jorn Jansen, M. Wildan Gifari, Hamid Naghibi, Momen Abayazid, and Stefano Stramigioli
  • A one-step optic flow-based distance estimation strategy with monocular camera and IMU measurement, Shixin Tan and Pakpong Chirarattananon
  • MORF – Modular Robot Framework, Mathias Thor, Jørgen Christian Larsen, and Poramate Manoonpong
  • A robotic gripper inspired by an insect tarsus, Jevgeni Ignasov, Jørgen Christian Larsen, Stanislav Gorb, and Poramate Manoonpong
  • New approach to actuate biomimetic soft robots with smart bending materials: implementation for an IPMC-driven jellyfish robot, Qi Wang, Andres Hunt, Arnout Fritz, Max Lucassen, Matthijs van Reeuwijk, Duncan van Sliedregt, Tijmen Nederkoorn, Sjoerd van der Voort, Jelle van Steekelenburg, Oyono de Armada, Hans Goosen, Hassan Hosseinnia, and Fred van Keulen

Conference Booklet

SCOPE OF THE CONFERENCE

To meet the demand of the bionic scientists for academic communication, the 2nd International Youth Conference of Bionic Engineering (IYCBE2018) will be held on 7th-9th November 2018 in Odense, Denmark. This conference will be supported by the International Society of Bionic Engineering (ISBE), the Youth Committee of International Society of Bionic Engineering, and Frontiers in Neurorobotics and organized by the University of Southern Denmark, Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Jilin University, and Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. The objective of this interdisciplinary conference is to provide an international forum for youth or outstanding scientists and engineers around the world who are interested in the field of bionic science and engineering. All aspects of bionic science and engineering and application areas are welcome, including, but not limited to, the following topics:

 

Bio-inspired Robotics

Bio-inspired Sensors and Actuators

Bio-inspired Energy Storage

Bio-inspired Flexible Electronics

Bio-Inspired Solar Cells

Biomimetic Engineering

Embodied Artificial Intelligence and Neurorobotics

Functional Morphology

Musculoskeletal Systems, Biomechanics

Biological Interface and Functionalization

Biomimetic Materials, Biomimetic Structures

Mechanics, Biomimetic Surfaces

Biomimetic Design Methodologies

Bionic Fluid, Biological Systems

and Brain-Inspired Computing and Neuromorphic Systems

PLENARY TALKS

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John Hallam

University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

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Zhendong Dai

Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China

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Han Zhiwu

Jilin University, China

INVITED SPEAKERS

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Thierry Darmanin

University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France

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Zhiguang Guo

Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

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Alexander Spröwitz

Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany

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Massimo Sartori

University of Twente, Netherlands

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Lars Heepe

Kiel University, Germany

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Limei Tian

Jilin University, China

FIGURES RELATED TO THE TALKS

CONFERENCE INFORMATION

Abstract Submission Instruction and Publication Details

Please prepare your abstracts using the Frontiers templates available here for Word here or LaTeX here. The abstract should fit into 500 words, the title into 500 characters. Up to one figure or table can also be added.

Then, submit your abstract on our submission page until 29th June 2018, 23:59:59 UTC. All accepted abstracts with oral or poster presentation will be published in Frontiers in Neurorobotics as an e-book. Please consider the research topic Biology-Inspired Engineering and Engineering-Inspired Biology in Frontiers in Neurorobotics for submitting an extended version of your abstract. Selected authors may be invited to submit an extended version for theJournal of Bionic Engineering.

The best abstract, as well as the best poster, will be awarded at the conference.

Conference Format

The conference will be single track with additional poster sessions.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: 29th June 2018, 23:59:59 UTC – CLOSED

Notification of Acceptance: 20th August 2018

Camera Ready Submission: 20th September 2018

Early Registration: 20th September 2018

Conference: 7th-9th November 2018

Attendance and Visa Information

Please do not hesitate to contact us if there is any inquiry regarding your visa application. For example, we can provide an official confirmation of your registration if you provide us with your name and complete affiliation with address, or an invitation letter if you are directly participating in the conference’s program.

The Danish embassy in China, for example, requires us to send the invitation letter directly to them. So, please contact the corresponding embassy for the required information and contact addresses if required.
Please check the details on http://um.dk/en/travel-and-residence/

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

VENUE

ADDRESS

Auditorium O100 – Main Entrance,
University of Southern Denmark,
Campusvej 55,
5230 Odense M,
Denmark

HOW TO GET HERE?

The auditorium O100 is situated at the main entrance, as shown on this map. Also, you may find the timetables for trains and busses as well as the Google Maps helpful. Other useful links for visitors are the homepages of visit Odense and the local weather forecast

ACCOMMODATION

IYCBE2018 have partnered with the three hotels seen to the right. To book a room at a discounted price in one of these hotels please fill out the form that can be downloaded below and send it to hotel@sdu.dk no later than 24 September 2018. It is possible to book a room in the period 05-11-2018 to 11-11-2018, but if you would like to stay longer then please contact the hotel. You may also book via the form outside this period, but we cannot guarantee that the room will be available for the extended period.

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Countries

29

speakers

40

attenders

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All prices are incl. VAT

ORGANISING COMMITTEE

The Honorary Chairs:

Julian Vincent, Luquan Ren

General Chair:

Poramate Manoonpong

Vice-General Chairs:

Limei Tian, Zhiguang Guo

Program Chair:

Jørgen C. Larsen, Xiaofeng Xiong

Local Arrangement Chair:

Danish Shaikh

Publication Chair:

Jan-Matthias Braun

Registration Chair:

Tórur Andreassen

Media Operation Chair:

Mathias Thor

Technical Support:

Peter Billeschou, Leon Bonde Larsen, David Docherty

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Aihong Ji (Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, China)
Akio Ishiguro (Department of Electrical, Information and Physics Engineering, Tohoku University, Japan)
Alexander Sprowitz (Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany)
Auke Jan Ijspeert (École, Polytechnique Fédéale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
Bram Vanderborght (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
Caiming Sun ( the Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Christian Tetzlaff (Georg-August University Göttingen, Germany)
Clemens F. Schaber (Kiel University, Germany)
Dai Owaki (Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University, Japan)
Daniel Renjewski (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
Daniel Tinello (Graz University of Technology, Austria)
Danish Shaikh (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)
Dingguo Zhang (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
Emily Baird (Lund University, Sweden)
Florentin Wörgötter (Georg-August University Göttingen, Germany)
Friedrich G. Barth (University of Vienna, Austria)
Fumitoshi Matsuno (Kyoto University, Japan)
Giuseppe Carbone (University of Cassino and Southern Latium, Italy)
Guangming Chen (Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, China)
Hongkai Li (Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, China)
Huawei Chen (Beihang University, China)
Ji Ke Ju (Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, China)
Jorgen C. Larsen (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)
Limei Tian (Jilin University, China)
Luca Patanè (University of Catania, Italy)
Malte Schilling (The Center of Excellence for Cognitive Interaction Technology, University of Bielefeld, Germany)
Masahiro Shimizu (Osaka University, Japan)
Pakpong Chirarattananon (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Paolo Arena (University of Catania, Italy)
Pichaya Pattanasattayavong (Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology, Thailand)
Poramate Manoonpong (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark & Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, China)
Shinya Aoi (Kyoto University, Japan)
Sridhar Ravi ( RMIT University, Australia)
Stanislav Gorb (Kiel University, Germany)
Thierry Darmanin (University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France)
Thomas Stegmaier (ITV Denkendorf, Germany)
Tobias Seidl (Westfälisches Institut für Bionik, Germany)
Tomas Kulvicius (Georg-August University Göttingen, Germany)
Vinich Promarak (Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology, Thailand)
Werasak Surareungchai (King Mongkut’s University of Technology, Thailand)
Yang Li (Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, China)
Yu Tian (Tsinghua University, China)
Yulia Sandamirskaya (Institute of Neuroinformatics (INI), University and ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Zhiguang Guo (Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Zhiwei Yu (Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, China)
Zhiwu Han (Jilin University, China)
Zhongyuan Wang (Chinese University of Hong Kong, China)
Zuankai Wang (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

CONTACT

Conference Address

Campusvej 55, Odense M, 5230, Denmark

Email

poma@mmmi.sdu.dk

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