[robotics-worldwide] 2nd call for papers: ASME/IFToMM International Workshop on Underactuated Grasping (UG2010)

Gert Kragten - 3ME G.A.Kragten at tudelft.nl
Mon Jan 4 00:03:15 PST 2010

ASME/IFToMM International Workshop on Underactuated Grasping.
August 19, 2010 - Immediately after the ASME IDETC2010 Montreal.

2nd call for papers: full paper (4-8 pages) submission deadline Feb 27, 2010

This workshop intends to bring together the leading researchers and industrial innovators in safe and simple grasping technologies, in particular in underactuated grasping, in order to discuss promising research directions and strategies to meet the upcoming challenges. 
Interactive sessions and hardware demonstrations of grasping devices designed and developed by the attendees are going to make this workshop lively and in-depth.
The workshop is intended to be free of charge. Registration will, however, be mandatory.

1. Overview of the state of the art in the field of underactuated grasping.
2. Share lessons learnt.
3. Identify avenues for the industrial application of underactuated robotic hands.
4. Identify open issues in the theoretical framework and define new collaborative research questions.

We solicit papers (4-8 pages) on the following topics:
1. Papers discussing lessons learnt from the analysis, synthesis and application of underactuated hands.
2. Papers discussing new hypotheses, ideas or concepts for new research directions.
3. Papers on grasp performance definition, calculation and measurement.
4. Papers on modeling or simulation of underactuated grasping.
5. Any other topic matching the objectives of this workshop.

Feb 2010 Submission of papers.
Apr 2010 Decision on papers.
May 2010 Submission of revised papers.
June 2010 Submission of other material (posters, videos).
Aug 2010 Workshop.

Lionel Birglen
École Polytechnique, Montréal
Lionel.Birglen at polymtl.ca

Gert A. Kragten
Delft University of Technology
G.A.Kragten at tudelft.nl

Samuel Bouchard, Canada
Marco Ceccarelli, Italy
Richard Crowder, UK
Jian Dai, UK
Michael Goldfarb, USA
Clement Gosselin, Canada
Just Herder, The Netherlands
Shigeo Hirose, Japan
Sebastien Krut, France
Vijay Kumar, USA
Thierry Laliberté, Canada
Gabriele Vassura, Italy
Ian Walker, USA
Rich Walker, UK
Wen-zeng Zhang, China
Matteo Zoppi, Italy

Please refer to the corresponding website http://www.polymtl.ca/labrobot/workshop2010/ for detailed information. 

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