IFAC Commitment on Research and Development in Biorobotics
Department of Regional Environmental Science, Osaka Prefecture University, 1-1, Gakuen, Sakai, Osaka 599-8531, Japan
Although many bioproduction operations and processes have been mechanized, numerous tasks remain that are unsuited to human beings but require certain humanlike intelligence. In the last decade, researchers and industry have developed prototypes of automated machinery and robots used in bioproduction, many of which have been commercialized. The IFAC is working to coordinate information, ideas, and expertise in biorobotics R&D by providing members worldwide with opportunities to attend workshops, symposiums, and conferences and providing excellent publications in this field. This article outlines the IFAC’s activities in biorobotics R&D.
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