[robotics-worldwide] IEEE ICRA 2007 Workshop on
"Contact Interface in Robotic Manipulation: Modeling and Application"
paolo.tiezzi at mail.ing.unibo.it
Fri Nov 24 00:42:46 PST 2006
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
WORKSHOP ON CONTACT INTERFACE IN ROBOTIC MANIPULATION: MODELING AND
in conjunction with
IEEE 2007 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION
10-14 April 2007, Rome, Italy
The development of humanoid robots as well as the increasing interaction
between human and
robots are new challenging research topics towards which many efforts
are directed. The skills
of the robot are deeply affected by the contact interface through which
robots interact with the
environment. The adoption of soft contact interface is widely recognized
to enhance the grasping
and manipulation capabilities of dexterous hands. Furthermore, modeling
and analysis of such
contact interface can be a powerful tool to develop bio-inspired and
ergonomic design solutions.
In addition, such study can enhance the intrinsic safety in human-robot
interaction. Besides the
mentioned advantages, many issues related to the design solution of such
the suitable sensory apparatus, the control strategies and the use of
more realistic but complex
models have to be solved. The aim of the workshop is to explore the
state of the art about these
topics by gathering the contribution of researchers who are working on
relevant subjects of contact
interface. The intended audience of the workshop includes researchers
and students who are
interested in having a panorama of the on-going research in robotic
contact interface and its
adoption on robotic manipulation.
The workshop will consist of several invited talks and paper
presentations. Interested authors
are welcome to submit their contributions. Topics of interests include
(but are not limited to):
* Modeling the actual behavior of contacts for design and control
* Development of new design solutions capable of providing the
necessary integration between the surface layers, soft pads,
articulated structure of the robot and distributed sensory equipment.
* Adoption of suitable sensory apparatus to provide the required
information to the control system.
* Development of control procedures specifically oriented to manage
* Manipulation without detailed contact modeling.
* Practical applications for modeling various contact interface (for
example: intrinsic safety in human-robot interaction, haptic
The half-day workshop will consist of several invited talks and paper
authors are welcome to submit their contributions. Paper contributions
should be submitted by
email to one of the organizers. Papers should be in PDF format and
prepared following the ICRA07
final camera ready format, with a maximum length of 10 pages. The
detailed information on the
paper format is available from the ICRA07 page. Timeliness in exchanging
results and ideas is one of the driving factors of workshops. Therefore,
submission of even
preliminary or informal work is encouraged. Also, extended versions of
ICRA'07 papers can
be considered. Finally, state-of-the-art surveys in the above topical
areas are welcome.
Contributions will be selected by the workshop organizers, based on
their quality and relevance
to the workshop theme.
* November 15, 2006 Publication of call for contributions
* December 15, 2006 Deadline for submission of contributions
* January 15, 2007 Selection of contributions and authors' notification
University of Bologna, Italy.
paolo.tiezzi at mail.ing.unibo.it <mailto:paolo.tiezzi at mail.ing.unibo.it>
SUNY at Stony Brook, USA
kao at mal.eng.sunysb.edu <mailto:kao at mal.eng.sunysb.edu>
University of Bologna, Italy.
gabriele.vassura at mail.ing.unibo.it
<mailto:gabriele.vassura at mail.ing.unibo.it>
The workshop will take place on April 14.
The exact time and location will be posted as soon as available from the
Paolo Tiezzi, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineer
Department of Mechanical Engineering - DIEM
University of Bologna
Viale Risorgimento 2, 40136, Bologna
Phone: +39-051-2090497 Mobile: +39-393-4569453
email: paolo.tiezzi at mail.ing.unibo.it
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