MARSS, the annual International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales, was held Oct. 09-13, 2023 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The conference is the flagship forum for cross-disciplinary R&D communities to discuss current activities on manipulation & automation (incl. measurement and characterization) at micro/nano scales, and to all kinds of small-scale robots and their applications.

Prof. Salvador Pané gave a plenary talk entitled “Materials for small-scale robots”. His talk explored various material-based concepts and innovative fabrication techniques to address translational challenges and further enhance the field of small-scale robotics. In the special technical session “Biomimetic materials & advanced controlled systems in Small Robotics” Fabian Landers gave a presentation entitled “Multi-functional interlocked microrobotic superstructures”.