Associate Professor, Provost’s Chair, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4634-1639
Insect-computer hybrid robots, Bio-interface, MEMS, Wireless communication device, Neuromuscular physiology, Surface finishing, Fuel cell, Electrochemistry, Electrochemical plating/polishing, Electroless plating
Insect-Computer Hybrid System for Autonomous Search and Rescue Mission, arXiv:2105.10869v3
Insect-computer Hybrid Robot Achieves a Walking Gait Rarely Seen in Nature by Replacing the Anisotropic Natural Leg Spines with Isotropic Artificial Leg Spines. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 35, 4, 1034-1038 (2020)
Li. Y, Wu. J, Sato, H. (2018). Feedback control-based navigation of a flying insect-machine hybrid robot. Soft Robotics, 5(1), 365-374 (2018)
Professor, Waseda University, Japan
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2146-5344
Additive manufacturing, Metal-plastic hybrid 3D printing, Solar cells, Energy harvesting, Cyborg insect, Healthcare sensors, IoT, AI, Flexible printed electronics
Jing Zhan et al. (2020) Metal-plastic hybrid 3D printing using catalyst-loaded filament and electroless plating. Additive Manufacturing, 36, 101556
Hiroki Kimura et al. (2019) High Operation Stability of Ultraflexible Organic Solar Cells with Ultraviolet-Filtering Substrates. Advanced Materials, 31, 19, 1808033
Md. Shahiduzzaman et al. (2019) Oblique electrostatic inkjet-deposited TiO2 electron transport layers for efficient planar perovskite solar cells. Scientific Reports, 9, 19494
Explosive sensing with insect-based biorobots, Biosensors and Bioelectronics: X, vol. 6, 1 December 2020, 100050.
Dynamic contrast enhancement and flexible odor codes, Nature Communications, 9, article number: 3062, August 2018
A spatiotemporal coding mechanism for background invariant recognition of odors, Nature Neuroscience, Vol. 16, pp. 1830-1839, 2013.
Irene Tan Liang Kheng Chair, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine,
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7408-7485
Optogenetics, brain circuitry, synaptic physiology, molecular mechanisms of synaptic vesicle trafficking, dementia
M. Graf, A. Nair, K.L.L Wong, Y. Tang and G.J. Augustine. (2020) Identification of mouse claustral neurons based on their intrinsic electrical properties. eNeuro 7: ENEURO.0216-20.2020.
Q. Cheng, S.-H. Song and G.J. Augustine (2018) Molecular mechanisms of short-term plasticity: Role of synapsin phosphorylation in augmentation and potentiation of spontaneous glutamate release. Front. Synaptic Neurosci. 10:33.
S. Chen, G.J. Augustine and P. Chadderton (2017) Serial processing of kinematic signals by cerebellar circuitry during voluntary whisking. Nature Comm. 8: 232
K. Berglund, K. Clissold, L. Wen, S.Y. Park, J. Gleixner, M.E. Klein, J.W. Barter, M.A. Rossi, G.J. Augustine, H.H. Yin, and U. Hochgeschwender (2016) Luminopsins: integrating opto- and chemogenetics by using physical and biological light sources for opsin activation. PNAS 113:E358-67.
Pablo Valdivia y Alvarado
Assistant Professor, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Deputy Head, Digital Manufacturing and Design (DManD) Research Centre, Singapore
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0289-0628
Soft robotics, Advanced Digital Fabrication, Bio-inspired Design, Grasping and Manipulation
N. Boddeti, T.V. Truong, V.S. Joseph, T. Stalin, T. Calais, S.Y. Lee, M.L. Dunn, P. Valdivia y Alvarado, “Optimal Soft Composites for Under-Actuated Soft Robots”, Advanced Materials Technologies, 2021, 2100361, DOI: 10.1002/admt.202100361.
T. Stalin, S. Jain, N.K. Thanigaivel, J.E.M. Teoh, A.R. Plamootil Mathai, P. Valdivia y Alvarado, “Automated Fiber Embedding for Soft Mechatronic Components”, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), DOI: 10.1109/LRA.2021.3067244.
V.S. Joseph, T. Calais, T. Stalin, S. Jain, N.K. Thanigaivel, N.D. Sanandiya, P. Valdivia y Alvarado, “Silicone/Epoxy Hybrid Resins with Tunable Mechanical and Interfacial Properties for Additive Manufacture of Soft Robots”, Applied Materials Today, Volume 22, 2021, 100979, DOI: 10.1016/j.apmt.2021.100979.
V. Subramaniam, S. Jain, J. Agarwal, and P. Valdivia y Alvarado, “Design and Characterization of a Hybrid Soft Gripper with Active Palm Pose Control”, International Journal of Robotics Research. Doi: 10.1177/0278364920918918.
Professor, University Scholar, North Carolina State University, USA
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5538-262X
Neural interfaces, internet of bionic things, biophotonics for brain monitoring, ultra-low power circuits and sensors, flexible sensor and sensing systems, injectable capsule implants for physiological sensing on small animals.
Localization of Biobotic Insects Using Low-Cost Inertial Measurement Units. Sensors, 20:16, 4486. (2020)
A Biobotic Distributed Sensor Network for Under Rubble Search and Rescue, IEEE Computer, Special Issue Emergency Response, 49:5, pp.38-46. (2016)
Insect Machine Interface Based Neuro Cybernetics. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 56:6, pp. 1727-33.(2009)
Associate Professor, North Carolina State University, USA
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4056-8309
Pattern recognition, estimation theory, and statistical and topological-data-analysis tools applied to wearable health monitoring, robotics and computer vision
A Framework for Mapping with Biobotic Insect Networks: From Local to Global Maps. Robotics and Autonomous Systems Journal, Volume 88, pp.79-96, 2017
Geometric Learning and Topological Inference with Biobotic Networks. IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2017.
Localization of Biobotic Insects Using Low-Cost Inertial Measurement Units. Sensors 2020, 20, 4486.
Professor, Meijo University and Waseda University, Japan
Professor Emeritus, Nagoya University
Cyborg and Bionic System, Distributed autonomous robotic system, Cooperation and competition of the multiple robotics system, Medical robotics and simulator, Micro and nano robotics system
1. Zhiqiang Zheng et al. (2021) Ionic shape-morphing microrobotic end-effectors for environmentally adaptive targeting, releasing, and sampling. Nature Communications, 12, 411
2. Takuto Nomura, et al. (2021), Development of Cultured Muscles with Tendon Structures for Modular Bio-Actuators. Micromachines, 12, 379
3. Eunhye Kim, et al. (2020), Construction of Hepatic-Lobule-like 3D Vascular Networkin Cellular Structure by Manipulating Magnetic Fibers. IEEE/ASME Trans. Mechatronics, Vol . 25, No. 1, pp. 477-486
4. Toshio Fukuda (2020) Cyborg and Bionic Systems: Signposting the Future. Cyborg and Bionic Systems, 2020, 1310389
Assistant Professor, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen, China
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3656-5858
Insect-computer hybrid robots, Bio-interface, Biomechanics, Wireless communication device, Neuromuscular physiology, Bioinspired jumping robots, Visual navigation and path planning
Li Y., Sato H., Li B., (2021). Feedback Altitude Control of a Flying Insect–Computer Hybrid Robot. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, published online.
Li Y., Wu J., Sato H., (2018). Feedback control-based navigation of a flying insect-machine hybrid robot. Soft Robotics, 5(1), 365-374
Li Y., Cao F., Vo Doan T. T., Sato H., (2017). Role of outstretched forelegs of flying beetles revealed and demonstrated by remote leg stimulation in free flight. Journal of Experimental Biology, 220(19): 3499–3507
H. D. Nguyen, P. Z. Tan, H. Sato and T. T. Vo-Doan, “Sideways Walking Control of a Cyborg Beetle,” in IEEE Transactions on Medical Robotics and Bionics, 2 (3), 331-337 (2020)
T. T. Vo-Doan, M. Y.W. Tan, X. H. Bui, and H. Sato, “An Ultralightweight and Living Legged Robot”, Soft Robotics, 5 (1), 17-23 (2018)
Webster, V., et al., “3D-printed Biohybrid Robots Powered by Neuromuscular Tissue Circuits from Aplysia californica”. in Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems: Proceedings of Living Machines 2017. July 25-28, 2017 San Francisco, USA.
Webster-Wood, V., et al., “Organismal engineering: Toward a robotic taxonomic key for devices using organic materials,” Science Robotics, vol. 2, no. 12, pp. eaap9281, 2017.
Webster-Wood, V., et al., “Control for Multifunctionality: Bioinspired Control Based on Feeding in Aplysia californica”, Biological Cybernetics, Volume 114, pages 557–588. December 2020.
Associate Professor, Osaka University, Japan
Bio-hybrid system, Soft robotics, Mechanobiology, Printed electronics, Brain organoids, muscle cells, Tissue engineering, Swarm intelligence, Decentralized autonomous systems
Self-organizing cell tactile perception which depends on mechanical stimulus history, Advanced Robotics, Vol. 33, No. 5, 232-242 (2019)
Wearable Vibration Sensor for Measuring the Wing Flapping of Insects, Sensors, Vol. 21, No. 2, doi: 10.3390/s21020593 (2021)
Assistant Professor, Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington
Biohybrid systems, bio-inspired and insect-scale robotics, wireless communication, Internet of Things, power harvesting and battery-free systems, wireless sensors, wildlife tracking, sustainable electronics
Airdropping sensor networks from drones and insects. Mobicom 2020
Wireless steerable vision for live insects and insect-scale robots. Science Robotics, 5, 44 (2020).
Living IoT: A flying wireless platform on live insects. Mobicom 2019
Liftoff of a 190 mg Laser-powered Aerial Vehicle: The Lightest Wireless Robot to Fly. ICRA 2018
National Research Council (NRC) Postdoctoral Scholar, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
Bioinspired robotics, biohybrid robotics, bioinspired design, unpiloted underwater vehicles, soft robotics, fluid dynamics, biomechanics, organismal biology
Xu, N.W. and Dabiri, J.O. Low-power microelectronics embedded in live jellyfish enhance propulsion. Science Advances, 6(5), eaaz3194 (2020)
Xu, N.W. et al. Field testing of biohybrid robotic jellyfish to demonstrate enhanced swimming speeds. Biomimetics, 5(4), 64 (2020)
Xu, N.W. et al. Developing biohybrid robotic jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) for free-swimming tests in the laboratory and in the field. Bio-protocol, 11(7), e3974-e3974 (2021)
Xu, N.W. et al. Ethics of biohybrid robotic jellyfish modification and invertebrate research. Preprints, doi: 10.20944/preprints202010.0008.v1
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Michigan State University
Insect brain-based cyborg volatile organic compound (VOC) sensing technology. Exhaled breath-based disease detection. Neural codes of social learning in honeybees. Development of Explainable-Ai approaches for one-shot learning.
Saha et al., “Explosive sensing with insect-based biorobots” Biosensors and Bioelectronics: X, Vol 6, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biosx.2020.100050
Saha et al. “Engaging and disengaging recurrent inhibition coincides with sensing and unsensing of a sensory stimulus” Nature Communications, Vol.8, no. 1, pp. 1-19, 2017. 10.1038/ncomms15413
Saha et al. “Behavioral correlates of combinatorial versus temporal features of odor codes” Nature Communications, Vol.6, no. 1, pp. 1-13, 2015. 10.1038/ncomms7953
Saha et al. “A spatiotemporal coding mechanism for background-invariant odor recognition” Nature Neuroscience, Vol. 16, no. 12, pp. 1830-1839, 2013 (Cover article). https://doi.org/10.1038/nn.3570
Professor, Osaka University, Japan
LiVEMechX, Bioactuator, Micro/nanorobot, Artificial muscle, Self organization, Swarm intelligence, Biomanipulation, Cyborg insect, BioMEMS, MicroTAS
Nitta, T., Wang, Y., Du, Z., Morishima, K., Hiratsuka, Y., A printable active network actuator built from an engineered biomolecular motor. Nature Materials, 20, 8, 1149-1155 (2021)
Yamatsuta, E., Ping Beh, S., Uesugi, K., Tsujimura, H., Morishima, K., A Micro Peristaltic Pump Using an Optically Controllable Bioactuator. Engineering, 5(3), 580–585 (2019)
Shoji, K., Akiyama, Y., Suzuki, M., Nakamura, N., Ohno, H., Morishima, K., Biofuel cell backpacked insect and its application to wireless sensing. Biosensors and Bioelectronics , 78, 390-395 (2016)
Akiyama, Y., Sakuma, T., Funakoshi, K., Iwabuchi, K., Morishima, K, Atmospheric-operable bioactuator powered by insect muscle packaged with medium. Lab on a Chip, 13(24), 4870-4880 (2013)
Nitta, T., Wang, Y., Du, Z., Morishima, K., Hiratsuka, Y., A printable active neKabumoto, K., Hoshino, T., Akiyama, Y., Morishima, K., Voluntary movement controlled by the surface EMG signal for tissue-engineered skeletal muscle on a gripping tool. Tissue Engineering – Part A, 19(15-16), 1695–1703 (2013)
Tanaka, Y., Morishima, K., Shimizu, T., Okano, T., Kitamori, T., An actuated pump on-chip powered by cultured cardiomyocytes, Lab on a Chip, 6(3), 362-368 (2006)