A Workshop on
Fully sponsored by IEEE RAS TC on Biorobotics




Welcome and Introduction

Kin Huat LOW, Tianjiang HU, Mirko KOVAC, Samer MOHAMMED and James TANGORRA

Session 1: Multi-modal ground robots


Keynote Speech #1:
Jumping-Gliding based Bio-Inspired Multi-Locomotion Robots

Metin SITTI, Carnegie Mellon University, USA


Dynamic Templates and Rapid, Multi-Modal Legged Locomotion

Jonathan CLARK, FAMU/FSU College of Engineering, Florida, USA


Different Approaches in the Development of Bio-inspired Locomotive Robots

Kyoungchul KONG, Sogang University, Seoul, Korea


Galloping Control for Quadruped Robots: Application to the MIT Cheetah Robot

Sangbae KIM, MIT, USA


Coffee Break

Session 2: Multi-modal locomotion dynamics


Keynote Speech #2:
Bionspiration Locomotion Dynamics - an overview

Frédéric BOYER, Mines-Nantes, France


Unconventional Actuation Principles for Multi-Gaited Legged Robot Locomotion

Fumiya IIDA, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland


Interaction learning for dynamic movement primitives used in cooperative robotic tasks

Florentin WORGOTTER, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Germany


Designing multimodal mobile robots: translating complex biology into simple mechanical structures

Matt SPENKO, Illinois institute of technology, USA

12:15 - 12:30

Poster Session I

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch Break

Session 3: Swimming and amphician robots

13:30 - 14:00

Keynote Speech #3:
Multimodal locomotion in the salamander: from biology to robotics

Auke IJSPEERT, EPFL, Switzerland


Multi-modal swimming: multiple fins for many gaits

James TANGORRA, Drexel University, USA


Increasing the thrust of a robotic dolphin using a variable stiffness flapping mechanism

Kyujin CHO, Seoul National University, Korea


Towards a Mission Configurable Stealth Underwater Batoid

Hilary BART-SMITH, Bart-Smith Labs, VA, USA


Poster Session II


Coffee Break

Session 4 : Multi-modal aerial robots


Keynote Speech #4:
Unraveling the Biofluidynamics of Flight as an Inspiration for Design

David LENTINK, Stanford University, USA


Bio-inspired design: A perspective for multi-modal flying robots

Mirko KOVAC, Imperial College London, UK


A Bio-inspired Perching with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Kin Huat LOW, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Multi-modal Flying Robots

Dario FLOREANO, EPFL, Switzerland


Passive Dynamic Flying Based on Flapping Wings in Nature

Hiroto TANAKA, Chiba University, Japan


Conclusions, future activities

Kin Huat LOW, Tianjiang HU, Mirko KOVAC, Samer MOHAMMED and James TANGORRA


Poster #1, Hala RIFAI, Samer MOHAMMED et al., University of Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC), France

Title: Attitude stabilization of a biomimetic micro aerial vehicle using sensors measurements

Poster #2, Tianjiang HU et al., National University of Defense Technology, China

Title: Dynamic mesh for robotic fish swimming: modeling and simulation

Poster #3, Kamilo MELO et al., KM-RoBoTa Research Group, Colombia

Title: A Modular Snake Robot with Multi-Locomotion Capabilities

Poster #4, Levi DEVRIES et al., University of Maryland & Michigan State University, USA

Title: Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Control using Bio-Inspired Flow Sensor Arrays

Poster #5, Guoyuan LI et al., Zhejiang University of Technology, China

Title: Policy gradient reinforcement learning for adaptive caterpillar-like locomotion

Poster #6, Lei WANG et al., University of Science and Technology of China

Title: Amphibious behavior of a bio-inspired mudskipper robot

Poster #7, Shixin MAO et al., University of Science and Technology of China

Title: A Starfish-Like Soft Robot with Multiple Gaits Driven by Artificial Actuators

Poster #8, Zhirong WANG et al., University of Science and Technology of China

Title: Multi-Legged Locomotion Based on Closed-Chain Mechanism and Compliant Feet