[robotics-worldwide] Call for Participation: RSS 2010 Workshop on Non-Smooth Contact Modeling

Katsu Yamane kyamane at disneyresearch.com
Tue May 25 05:43:17 PDT 2010

======== CALL FOR PARTICIPATION ========

RSS 2010 Workshop on
Non-Smooth Contact Modeling in Robotic Simulation and Control

Monday, June 28, 2010
8:30am - 12:30am


Workshop Description
Contact modeling, including friction and impacts, is one of the most
critical issues in robotics because it is a key phenomenon in many
robotic tasks such as manipulation, locomotion, and haptics. In order to
design good robot simulators and controllers, it is essential to have
correct understanding of the phenomenon and its numerical models, as
well as proper use of proximity or collision detection algorithms.

This workshop consists of invited talks by prominent researchers working
with various techniques to model contacts with friction and impact in
many different application contexts.

Katsu Yamane (Disney Research, Pittsburgh)
Email: kyamane at disneyresearch.com

Abderrahmane Kheddar (AIST-CNRS JRL, Japan)
Email: kheddar at ieee.org

Confirmed Speakers
Friedrich Pfeiffer, Technical University of Munich
Abderrahmane Kheddar, CNRS-AIST JRL
Kevin Lynch and Tom Vose, Northwestern University
Yuval Tassa, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem/University of Washington)
Katsu Yamane, Disney Research

Contact: Katsu Yamane
Disney Research, Pittsburgh
e-mail: kyamane at disneyresearch.com

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