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The program commences on January 25, 2016 at 9:00 and concludes at on January 26, 2015 at 18:30.

The program is available (PDF).  You can also download the Schedule for Poster Presentations (PDF)

Invited speakers

Monday, January 25

SESSION 1: Frontiers of Robotic Surgery
10:00 – 10:50 Marc O. Schurr, Director of Institute of Healthcare Industries, Steinbeis University, Berlin, Germany Medical aspects of biorobotics and MEMS in surgery
10:50 – 11:40 Arianna Menciassi, SSSA, Pisa, Italy Robots for minimally invasive surgery: the importance of targeting

SESSION 2: Frontiers of Neurocontrol, Movement Analysis and Rehabilitation
14:00 – 14:50 Igo Krebs, MIT, USA Robotic Assistive Steppers for Locomotor Training: Trotting Back to the Starting Gate
14:50 – 15:40 Eugenio Guglielmelli, Campus Biomedico University, Italy From Preliminary HTA Analysis of Rehabilitation Robots to Next Grand Research Challenges

Tuesday, January 26

SESSION 3: Frontiers of Bionics
09:30 – 09:40 Toshio Fukuda, Nagoya University, Japan Introduction to the session by conference call
9:40 – 10:30 Adam Feinberg, CMU, USA Bottom-up Engineering of 3D Human Muscle: Towards Bio-Hybrid Soft Robotics and Regenerative Technologies
10:30 – 11:00 Nicolas Christoforou, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi 3D Printing Technology to Fabricate Micro-Molds for the Generation of Biologically Relevant Tissue Engineered Skeletal Muscle

SESSION 4: Frontiers of Soft and of Biomimetic Robots
14:20 – 15:10 Cecilia Laschi, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy Bioinspiration and Soft Robotics: lessons from Nature for new frontiers of robotics
15:10 – 16:00 Kaspar Althoefer, King’s College, UK Taking inspiration from biology to create soft robots for minimally invasive surgery