Prof. Sylvain Martel (École Polytechnique de Montréal) and Prof. Cappelleri co-organized a special 2011 IEEE IROS 50 Years of Robotics Symposium on Microrobotics called: Microrobotics: Main Achievements and Vision for the Future. It encompassed three plenary talks and corresponding special sessions. Prof. Cappelleri presented an invited paper on recent MSRAL work on Caging Grasps for Micromanipulation & Microassembly.
Prof. Cappelleri also gave an invited talk at the 2011 IEEE IROS workshop: 20 years of Microrobotics: progress, challenges, and future directions. The talk was entitled: Manipulation and assembly at small scales: Investigations on the Peg-In-the-Hole Task and Micro-scale Caging.