[robotics-worldwide] Deadline approaching : CfP for the 3rd Workshop for Young Researchers on Human-Friendly Robotics

Paolo Robuffo Giordano paolo.robuffo-giordano at tuebingen.mpg.de
Tue Sep 21 09:49:50 PDT 2010

3rd Workshop for Young Researchers on Human-Friendly Robotics

Dear colleagues,

we invite you to submit a paper/abstract to the 3rd edition of the

"Workshop for Young Researchers on Human Friendly Robotics" (HFR'2010)


The workshop will be held on October 28th-29th, 2010, at the Max Planck 
Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany 

Motivations and Objectives

The growing need to automate daily tasks combined with new robot 
technologies are driving the development of human-friendly robots, i.e., 
safe and dependable machines, operating in the close vicinity to humans 
or directly interacting with persons in a wide range of domains. The 
technology shift from classical industrial robots, which are safely kept 
away from humans in cages, to robots, which will be used in close 
collaboration with humans, requires major technological challenges that 
need to be overcome.

The HFR'2010 workshop will be the third in a series dedicated to bring 
together and share knowledge between young researchers on Human-Friendly 
Robotics (HFR) from design and control towards safety and ethical issues 
involving the introduction of robots into everyday life.

List of topics

1) Design and Control strategies
2) Applications of Physical and Cognitive interaction
3) Social and Ethical issues

Invited Plenary Speakers

- Rachid Alami, LAAS/CNRS, France
- Darwin Caldwell, Italian Institute Technology, Italy
- Gijs Janssens, Innovation Domestic Appliances, Philips, Netherlands
- Domenico Prattichizzo, University of Siena, Italy
- Claudio Melchiorri, University of Bologna, Italy

The final program will be available soon on the Workshop website


Registration is free of charge!
Those wishing to attend (attenders, speakers, organizers) must register 
by following the instructions on the website indicated above.

Important dates

Prospective authors should send the paper title, author names, and 
abstract to hfryr2010(at)tuebingen.mpg.de via email by September 25th, 2010.
Submission of video clips accompanying the paper will also be possible 
by providing a youtube link in the paper or in the email.

All papers (max 2 pages) must be submitted to hfryr2010(at)tuebingen.mpg.de

Full paper submission due: September 25th, 2010
Notification of acceptance: October 9th, 2010


    * Raffaella Carloni, University of Twente (UTWENTE)
    * Agostino De Santis, Università di Napoli Federico II (UNINA)
    * Sami Haddadin, Deutschen Zentrums für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)
    * Gianluca Palli, Università di Bologna (UNIBO)
    * Paolo Robuffo Giordano, Max Planck Institute for Biological 
Cybernetics (MPI)
    * Irene Sardellitti, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)
    * Riccardo Schiavi, Università di Pisa (UNIPI)
    * Bram Vanderborght, Vrije Universiteit  Brussel (VUB)

Dr. Paolo Robuffo Giordano

MPI for Biological Cybernetics
Dept. Bülthoff
Spemannstraße 44
72076 Tübingen, Germany
Tel: +49-7071-601 211
Fax: +49-7071-601 616
Email: paolo.robuffo-giordano at tuebingen.mpg.de
Website: http://www.kyb.mpg.de/~robu_pa

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