[robotics-worldwide] IEEE ICRA 2007 Workshop on "Contact Interface in Robotic Manipulation: Modeling and Application"

Paolo Tiezzi paolo.tiezzi at mail.ing.unibo.it
Mon Mar 19 16:15:33 PDT 2007

ICRA 2007 Half-Day Workshop on "Contact Interface in Robotic Manipulation: Modeling and Application"
Rome, Italy - April 14, 2007

We are pleased to invite you to take part in the Half-Day Workshop on
"Contact Interface in Robotic Manipulation: Modeling and Application", 
which will be held on April 14, 2007, in the context of the ICRA07 - 
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation 
(10-14 April 2007, Roma, Italy (http://www.icra07.org).

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 compliant interfaces, 
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.

Workshop organizers:
Prof. Imin Kao from Department of Mechanical Engineering at SUNY, Stony Brook, NY.
Prof. Gabriele Vassura and Ph.D. Paolo Tiezzi from from Department of Mechanical Engineering
at University of Bologna, Italy

For the registration to the Workshop, please visit the Conference Website: http://www.icra07.org/

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
Fax: +39-051-2090484
email: paolo.tiezzi at mail.ing.unibo.it
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