[robotics-worldwide] BCI meets Robotics

Marnix Nuttin marnix.nuttin at mech.kuleuven.be
Tue Sep 25 06:00:06 PDT 2007


Due to numerous requests, the deadline for abstract submission is 
postponed to October 1st, 2007.


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BCI Meets Robotics: Challenging Issues in Brain-Computer Interaction
and Shared Control
http://www.maia-project.org/workshop-2007.php
November, 19-20, 2007
KU Leuven, Belgium

Last years have witnessed advances in Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI),
but how far is this new field from controlling robotics devices?

The goal of the workshop is to introduce recent advances in
brain-computer interfaces on the one hand, and on shared control and
task recognition on the other. This workshop will give a new perspective
on how humans and robots cooperate to fulfill a challenging task. The
concept of adaptive shared autonomy will be introduced and its relevance
for BCI applications will be illustrated.

The presentations will consist of a series of invited talks and poster
presentations. Also, the European MAIA project will report their
achievements in non-invasive brain-controlled wheelchairs.

Posters will be selected depending on relevance to the workshop topic,
quality, and novelty.

Abstract Submission
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Please send a one-page abstract (including figures and references, no less
than 200 words) to workshop at maia-project.org

Posters will be selected depending on relevance to the workshop topic, 
quality,
and novelty.

Important Dates
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Deadline for abstract submission: October 1, 2007
Notification of acceptance: October 5, 2007
Deadline for early registration: October 26, 2007
Conference dates: November 19-20, 2007


Invited Speakers
Prof. José M. Carmena, University of California Berkeley, USA
Prof. Raja Chatila, LAAS-CNRS, France
Prof. Maria Chiara Carrozza, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy
Dr. Gernot R. Müller-Putz, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Dr. Michael Tangermann, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
Dr. Hansjörg Scherberger, Institute of Neuroinformatics, Zürich, Switzerland



Organizing Committee
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Prof. José del R. Millán, IDIAP Research Institute, Martigny,
Switzerland (co-chair)
Prof. Marnix Nuttin, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (co-chair)
Prof. Maria Grazia Marciani, IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Rome, Italy
Dr. Sara Gonzalez Andino, Geneva University Hospital, Switzerland
Prof. Fabio Babiloni, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy
Ac.Prof. Kimmo kaski, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland

Registration
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The registration fee is:
- 60 EUR for early registration (October 26, 2007)
- 120 EUR from October 27th to November 11th
- 180 EUR onsite registration
Registration includes coffee breaks and workshop material.

Sponsors
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The workshop is organized by the EU's 6th Framework Programme MAIA project
(http://www.maia-project.org).
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Prof. dr. ir. Marnix Nuttin (Deeltijds Docent, Voltijds Onderzoeker) - Learning Robots
K.U.Leuven, PMA, (internal post location: 02420), Celestijnenlaan 300B, B-3001 Heverlee-Leuven
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http://people.mech.kuleuven.be/~mnuttin/   (home page)
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