Coordinators Coordinators

Prof. Quan Zhou

Research group leader at Robotic Instruments
Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University
Postal address: P.O.Box 15500, 00076 AALTO, Finland
Visiting address: Maarintie 8, 02150 Espoo, Finland
Telephone: +358 40 855 0311


Prof. Michael Gauthier

AS2M department
26 rue de l'Epitaphe



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How to participate in the Miniaturised Robotics activities?

The Miniaturised Robotics topic group provides a framework for encouraging and promoting research in the corresponding areas, and for tracking and disseminating new results.  Its members regularly organize events such as workshops and tutorials, as well as special issues in major scientific journals.
All these activities seek to arouse the interest of other scientific communities, industry, and the public at large.

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Topic group "Miniaturised Robotics"

The TG welcomes everyone to meet in the Miniaturised Robotics Forum 2022, as part of ERF 2022. Agenda below.

Miniaturised robotics, works on small scale robotic technologies, including robotic systems for manipulating micro- and nanoscale objects, and small-scale robots from millimetres to micrometres and beyond.
The subtopics include:

  • actuation methods;

  • manipulation methods;

  • locomotion methods;

  • automation and control;

  • various measurement and characterization methods.

Different from many other types of robotic systems, miniaturised robotic systems are built upon a wide range of physical interaction principles beyond the normal physical contact methods: magnetic fields, optical fields, acoustic fields, electrical fields, just to name a few. 
The applications of miniaturised robotics cover from industrial applications, e.g. assembly and integration of micro products, characterization of materials and surfaces, to healthcare and biomedicine, e.g. targeted drug delivery and cancer research.


Tentative agenda for Miniaturised Robotics Forum in ERF 2022

The Miniaturised Robotics Forum in ERF 2022, is to be held on June 28th 10:20-11:40 in Rotterdam. We will also organize a TG lunch after the workshop at around 12:00, more information to follow. This will be our first face-to-face meeting after a long time, so we hope many of you will come.

Tentative agenda:

10:20  Pitch talks of the TG, Speakers:

  • Pierre Lambert, ULB, Belgium
  • Quantin Boehler, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Antoine Ferreira, INSA-CVL, France
  • Jakub Sikorski, Univ. Twente, Netherland,
  • Mokrane Boudaoud, Sorbonne Université, France 
  • Ziyu Ren, MPI for Intelligent Systems, Germany
  • David Heriban, Percipio robotics, France
  • Michaël Gauthier, Femto-st, France
  • Quan Zhou, Aalto Univ., Finland

11:05  Panel discussion on the role of AI in miniaturised robotics

11:40 End of the workshop

~12:00 TG lunch (details to follow)


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