[robotics-worldwide] invitation Workshop RSS2008: Variable Impedance Actuators (28.06.2008)

Vanderborght Bram bram.vanderborght at iit.it
Thu Jun 19 02:52:26 PDT 2008

Researchers interested in the design, control and applications of Variable Impedance Actuators are kindly invited to attend the workshop at Robotics Science and Systems 2008 (RSS2008)

--Design and Control of Variable Impedance Actuators for Physical Interaction of Robots with Humans and their Environment--


Saturday, June 28th, 2008, Zurich 

9:00 - 9:15 Opening, Introduction by organizers
9:15 - 10:15 3x20min Paper presentations 
   - Gill Pratt (Olin College) 
   - Oussama Khatib (Artificial Intelligence Laboratory - Stanford University) 
   - Michael van Damme (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) - Safe Control of a Pneumatic Muscle Powered System
10:15 - 10:25 Questions and discussions related to first three talks
10:25 - 10:35 Introduction of poster presentations by organizers
10:35 - 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 - 11:10 Poster presentations 
   - Ronald Van Ham (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) - MACCEPA: The Mechanically Adjustable Compliance and Controllable Equilibrium Position Actuator 
   - Nicola Vitiello (ARTS Lab, Polo Sant'Anna Valdera, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy)- The NEURARM bio-inspired antagonistic joint: preliminary results on the Equilibrium Point Hypothesis position and stiffness control 
   - Sebastian Wolf (DLR/Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics) 
   - Edwin C. Dertien (University of Twente) - Very Versatile Energy Efficient (V2E2) actuator: A concept for a new Energy Efficient Actuator
11:10 - 12:10 3x20min Paper presentations 
   - Koichi Koganezawa (Dep. of Mechanical Engineering, Tokai University) - ANLES (Actuator with Non-Linear Elastic System) and its application to multi-DOF joint 
   - Koh Hosoda (Osaka University) - Contribution of Variable Compliance to Dynamic Bipedal Locomotion 
   - Jae-Bok Song (Korea University, Korea) - Variable Stiffness Actuation based on Dual Actuators Connected in Series and Parallel
12:10 - 12: 20 Questions and discussions related to the last three talks
12:20 - 13:00 Discussion panel (Topics are proposed by the organizers and collected from the audience during the day)
13:00 - Lunch

  - Alin Albu-Schaeffer (DLR/Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics)
  - Antonio Bicchi (Università di Pisa)
  - Bram Vanderborght (Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Italian Institute of Technology)

Please contact us by email: via.rssworkshop at gmail.com

Kind regards,

Alin, Antonio and Bram

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