[robotics-worldwide] Dynamic Walking Conference 2011

Katja Mombaur katja.mombaur at iwr.uni-heidelberg.de
Fri Dec 17 08:28:25 PST 2010


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Call for Contributions  *** Dynamic Walking 2011 ***
Jena, Germany, July 18-21, 2011
www.dynamicwalking.uni-jena.de
Submission deadline:         February 28, 2011
Notification of acceptance:     March 31, 2011
Registration deadline:            May 31, 2011
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Dynamic Walking 2011 will be held at the Friedrich-Schiller University 
in Jena, Germany from July 18 to 21. The aim of this meeting, the sixth 
of an annual series, is to provide insight into the fundamental 
principles that underlie legged locomotion. Topics central to dynamic 
walking include energetics, stability and control, predictive principles 
and models, dynamic modeling, and optimization in biology and robots. 
Participation of researchers studying human or animal walking and those 
designing legged robots is equally appreciated. To promote open sharing 
of information, the format of the meeting is highly informal with 
single-track presentations and extensive time scheduled for interaction, 
brainstorming and idea sharing.  This year, participation will be based 
on both invitations and submissions (deadline February 28, 2011) for 
oral and poster presentations. To submit a proposal (see website), key 
questions and topics for both presentation and discussion need to be 
specified. The focus is to combine introductory talks with an extended 
discussion, both claiming approximately the same amount of time 
(15min+15min). Students can apply for a travel grant.
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ORGANIZERS:
* André Seyfarth, University of Jena, Germany
* Katja Mombaur, University of Heidelberg, Germany
* Christophe Maufroy, University of Jena, Germany
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For more information, please visit the meeting website:
http://www.dynamicwalking.uni-jena.de/
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