[robotics-worldwide] CyberWalk Workshop: Platform Presentation and Symposium

Alessandro De Luca deluca at dis.uniroma1.it
Mon Dec 17 00:53:25 PST 2007

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                                      Call for abstracts:

         CyberWalk Workshop: Platform Presentation and Symposium
                                     April 17-18, 2008
                                    Tübingen, Germany

Walking is the most natural way for humans to 
navigate through their environment.
To date, however, it is almost impossible to 
physically walk through Virtual Environments
in an unconstrained way. In the EU project 
"CyberWalk" we developed an omni-directional
treadmill, which together with markerless 
tracking, optimized control and several
perceptual tricks enables humans to walk through 
Virtual Worlds in a natural and
unconstrained fashion (www.cyberwalk-project.org). However, research on and for
human locomotion in Virtual Environments is still 
in its infancy. Therefore, we are
planning to hold a workshop bringing together research on locomotion covering a
wide spectrum of scientific disciplines .The 
two-day workshop includes the presentation
of the omni-directional CyberWalk treadmill with 
its scientific background and a
symposium with invited speakers and poster sessions.

We invite abstracts for poster presentations on 
the topic of locomotion research from
all different scientific areas, including (but not limited to):

/// perception research
/// engineering
/// locomotion and gait research
/// control theory and modelling
/// sport sciences and rehabilitation
/// vr and visualization

Steering Committee:
Marc Ernst, Heinrich Bülthoff, Heinz Ulbrich, Luc 
Van Gool, Alessandro De Luca, Gábor Székely, 
Martin Buss
Local Organization:
Marc Ernst, Jan Souman, Ilja Frissen, Friederike Wolf-Oberhollenzer

Max-Planck-Institut für biologische Kybernetik
Spemannstr. 36
72076 Tübingen
contact: Dr. Marc Ernst
marc.ernst at tuebingen.mpg.de
Phone: +49-7071-601 644

submission deadline: 15 February 2008
more information: cyberwalk.kyb.tuebingen.mpg.de

Please distribute to people who might be interested.
Alessandro De Luca

Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica "A. Ruberti"
Universita' di Roma "La Sapienza"
Via Ariosto 25
00185 Roma, Italy
tel: +39 06 77274052
fax: +39 06 77274033
email: deluca at dis.uniroma1.it
url: http://www.dis.uniroma1.it/labrob/people/deluca/deluca.html

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