[robotics-worldwide] RSS2008 WS on locomotion control, June 28: Call for participation and poster-abstracts
auke.ijspeert at epfl.ch
Wed Jun 25 11:53:12 PDT 2008
Control of locomotion: from animals to robots
Workshop at the "Robotics: Science and Systems" Conference */RSS2008/*
Zurich, Switzerland, Saturday, June 28, 2008.
*Auke Ijspeert <http://birg.epfl.ch/page27899.html> *(EPFL, Lausanne,
Switzerland), *Paolo Dario
<http://www-arts.sssup.it/people/prof/pdario/pdario.htm>* (SSSA, Italy),
and *Sten Grillner <http://www.neuro.ki.se/grillner/pages/sten1.html>*
(Karolinska Institute, Sweden)
Workshop website: http://birg2.epfl.ch/rss2008/
The goal of the workshop is to discuss how inspiration from the animal
kingdom can help improving locomotion skills in robots, and how robots
can be used as scientific tools in animal motor control. All aspects of
locomotion will be considered including materials, actuators, sensors,
control, and learning. In particular, the workshop aims at exploring how
these different aspects can collectively be designed to improve the
locomotor skills of future robots. We will discuss possible roads to
tackle the challenges related to having robots get out of the labs and
move in unstructured and partially unknown terrains.
While robotics has clearly something to gain from biological
inspiration, we will also discuss how robotics can give something back
to biology, namely how robots can be used as scientific tools in animal
motor control. For instance, how robots can be used to test hypotheses
about neural circuits and/or biomechanical principles in invertebrate
and vertebrate animals.
*Topics*: Neuro-mechanical coupling, central pattern generators,
compliant robots, passive and dynamic walkers, gait transitions, motor
learning, swimming robots, crawling robots, walking robots, jumping
***Paolo Arena*, University of Catania, Italy*
**Jonas Buchli*, University of Southern California, USA. *
**Holk** Cruse*, University of Bielefeld, Germany*
Paolo Dario*, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy.*
Robert Full*, UC Berkeley, USA. *
Sten** Grillner*, The Nobel Institute for Neurophysiology, Karolinska
Institute, Sweden. *
**Hiroshi Kimura*, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan. *
Roger Quinn*, Case Western Reserve University, USA. *
**Andre Seyfarth*, University of Jena, Germany.
*Russ Tedrake*, MIT, USA.
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