Lim Chuan Poh
Chairman, A*STAR
Opening Ceremony Speaker

Quek Tong Boon
Chief Defence Scientist, MINDEF
Opening Ceremony Speaker

Alexander Leonessa
National Science Foundation
Closing Ceremony Speaker

John P. Donoghue
Brown University
Plenary Speaker

Kyu-Jin Cho
Seoul National University
Keynote Speaker

Rüdiger Dillmann
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Keynote Speaker

Dario Farina
University of Göttingen
Keynote Speaker

Eugenio Guglielmelli
Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma
Keynote Speaker

Hermano Igo Krebs
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Keynote Speaker

Allison Okamura
Stanford University
Keynote Speaker

Louis Phee
Nanyang Technological University
Keynote Speaker

Bertram E. Shi
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Keynote Speaker

Takao Someya
University of Tokyo
Keynote Speaker

Conor Walsh
Harvard University
Keynote Speaker

Lawrence Ho Khek Yu
National University of Singapore
Keynote Speaker

Camilo Libedinsky
National University of Singapore
Featured Talk

Shih-Cheng Yen
National University of Singapore
Featured Talk


The sixth IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics - BioRob 2016 - is a joint effort of the two IEEE Societies of Robotics and Automation - RAS - and Engineering in Medicine and Biology - EMBS.

BioRob covers both theoretical and experimental challenges posed by the application of robotics and mechatronics in medicine and biology. The primary focus of Biorobotics is to analyze biological systems from a "biomechatronic" point of view, trying to understand the scientific and engineering principles underlying their extraordinary performance. This profound understanding of how biological systems work, behave and interact can be used for two main objectives: to guide the design and fabrication of novel, high performance bio-inspired machines and systems for many different applications; and to develop novel nano, micro-, macro- devices that can act upon, substitute parts of, and assist human beings in prevention, diagnosis, surgery, prosthetics, rehabilitation and personal assistance.

Major Conference Themes

The technical program of IEEE BioRob2016 will consist of invited talks, special sessions, posters, and paper presentations. Papers can cover areas of Biorobotics and Biomechatronics including:

  • Neuromorphic Engineering
  • Brain Machine Interface/Cognitive Engineering
  • Neuroprosthesis
  • Technology for assisted surgery and diagnosis
  • Biomechatronic and human-centered design
  • Micro/nano technologies in medicine and biology
  • Rehabilitation and assistive robotics
  • Biological systems modeling
  • Biologically-inspired systems
  • Human-machine interaction
  • Neuro-robotics
  • Prosthetic devices
  • Biomechatronic and human-centered design
  • Wearable assistive and augmenting devices


Due to the success at BioRob 2012 and BioRob 2014, as part of the BioRob 2016 program, there will also be single track symposia comprising invited speakers, regular paper presentations, and poster session(s). Symposia topics for BioRob 2016 include:

  • Biomimetic Robotics
  • Neuromorphic Vision
  • Rehabilitation Robotics
  • Surgical Robotics


  • Bio-inspired Endoluminal Robots (Paolo Dario and Louis Phee)
  • Neurorobotics (Cecilia Laschi, Egidio Falotico, Florian Walter and Florian Röhrbein)
  • Soft Wearable Robotics (Conor Walsh and Raye Yeow)
  • Surgical Robotics (Hongliang Ren, Kevin Cleary)

Important Dates

March 1, 2016 [Final] - Student competition paper submission
March 4, 2016 [Final] - Regular paper submission
May 1, 2016 - Paper acceptance notification
May 15, 2016 - Final paper submission