Our postdoc Saravana Prashanth Murali Babu, together with colleagues from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, is co-organizing a workshop on “Bioinspired Robotics for Marine Conservation” at Living Machine 2023 Conference to be held at Room “Nautilus”, Genova, 10 July 2023.

Abstract: The rapid decline in marine biodiversity has prompted a global demand for innovative, eco-friendly solutions to address the pressing need for marine conservation. This workshop aims to explore the exciting frontier of sustainable bioinspired robotics as a transformative approach to preserving and restoring marine ecosystems. Bringing together experts and enthusiasts from the fields of robotics, computer science, biology, and marine conservation, this interactive event will delve into the latest research, breakthroughs, and real-world applications of bioinspired robotic systems for marine conservation. The workshop will encompass four main thematic areas: 1) fundamental principles of bioinspiration and biomimetics in robotics, 2) cutting-edge bioinspired robotic designs and materials, 3) ecological impacts and ethical considerations, and 4) case studies and success stories in marine conservation. Attendees can expect a dynamic blend of keynote presentations, panel discussions, and networking opportunities to foster cross-disciplinary collaboration and inspire new avenues for research and development. By bridging the gap between technology and nature, this workshop aims to generate tangible outcomes for the preservation of our oceans, empowering participants with the knowledge and tools to create a more sustainable future for marine ecosystems worldwide. Join us in our mission to harness the power of bioinspired robotics for the greater good of our blue planet.

Read the full program here.