[robotics-worldwide] IROS-2010 Workshop on "Grasp Planning and Task Learning by Imitation"

SAHBANI anis.sahbani at courriel.upmc.fr
Wed Jun 2 02:05:14 PDT 2010

  	Grasp Planning and Task Learning by Imitation
            Taipei, Taiwan, October 18, 2010

Important Dates:
* Deadline for submissions:      1   July 2010
* Notification of acceptance:   26   July 2010

Motivation and objectives:

It is becoming clear that one keystone for the realization of robots carrying out accurate 
and intelligent tasks is their ability to handle autonomously all sorts of objects. 
Despite this topic being addressed periodically in robotics research over the last two decades, 
it remains a very challenging problem. Work in this field involves grasp planning and manipulation 
capabilities. The ease with which people skilfully handle objects to perform useful tasks has 
inspired recent developments of grasp planning and manipulation learning by demonstration algorithms, 
which this workshop aims at assessing. 

The primary goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers working on integrating 
manipulation and learning, and also researchers from other disciplines interested in this subject. 
The topic is inter-disciplinary and requests a forum for closer communication of researchers 
of the complimentary fields involved. Robotic researchers working in robotic manipulation, 
task learning, or interested on replication of human grasping skills will be the primary 
targeted audience of this workshop.

The secondary targeted audience, are researchers not familiar with the later developments 
on this field. The intention is to make a larger audience aware of the existing work and 
to make the techniques available for use in the wide field of potential applications.

The workshop will address the following topics (non-exhaustive list):

* Dexterous manipulation planning
* Grasp synthesis and planning
* Imitation learning
* Programming by demonstration
* Grasp gesture recognition
* Task and skill learning
* Motor control and learning
* Visual features extraction in imitation context
* Characterization of object affordances
* Object representations and Uncertainty for Grasping Tasks
* Learning and imitation of human strategies in grasping tasks

This workshop intends to be the second of a series of manipulation centred workshops 
at IROS. The previous IROS workshop was held in 2008: Grasp and Task Learning by imitation 

Paper contributions should be submitted by email to the organizers (Program Chairs) at GraspWS_IROS10_ProgChair at isir.upmc.fr. Papers should be in PDF format and prepared following 
the IROS conference style (http://iros2010.org.tw/), with a maximum length of 8 pages. 
Timeliness in exchanging on-going research results and ideas is one of the driving factors 
of workshops. Therefore, submission of even preliminary or informal work is encouraged. 
Also, extended versions of IROS’10 papers can be considered. Finally, state-of-the-art surveys 
in the above topical areas are welcome. Contributions will be reviewed by an international 
program committee. Paper size should not exceed 2 Mb.

All submissions will be acknowledged within a few days. Papers will be reviewed for quality 
and relevance and the decision of acceptance will be mailed to the corresponding author. 
Accepted papers will be included in the workshop notes, distributed at the workshop, and published 
on the workshop's web site.

The organizing committee intends to publish extended versions of selected workshop papers in an 
international journal special issue.

Program Committee:
* Rachid Alami, LAAS–CNRS, France.
* Philippe Bidaud, Pierre & Marie Curie University, ISIR–CNRS, France.
* Rüdiger Dillmann, Universität Karlsruhe, Germany.
* Philippe Fraisse, LIRMM–CNRS, France.
* Gerhard Hirzinger, DLR, Germany.
* Danica Kragic, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
* Véronique Perdereau,Pierre & Marie Curie University, France.
* José Santos-Victor, Technical University of Lisbon, IST, Portugal.
* Bruno Siciliano, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy.

* Jorge Dias, Institute of Systems and Robotics, University of Coimbra, Portugal.
* Anis Sahbani, ISIR-CNRS , Pierre & Marie Curie University - Paris 6, France.
* Lakmal D. Seneviratne, King’s College London, Division of Engineering,England.
* Said Zeghloul, Institut P'-CNRS, Université de Poitiers-ENSMA, France.
* Jianwei Zhang, University of Hamburg, Faculty of Mathematics, Group TAMS, Germany.

mailto:GraspWS_IROS10_ProgChair at isir.upmc.fr

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