[robotics-worldwide] Dynamic Walking 2012

Jonathan Hurst jonathan.hurst at oregonstate.edu
Wed Dec 7 09:10:10 PST 2011

Dynamic Walking 2012
Pensacola Beach Hilton, Florida, USA, May 21-25, 2012


The Dynamic Walking conference brings together researchers studying
animal walking or running and researchers designing legged robots,
exoskeletons, or prosthetics to gain 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, empirical data with a
conceptual tie in, and robot successes and failures. The dynamic
walking approach puts less emphasis on vision, navigation, or
kinematic motion planning. Participation is limited to approximately
100-120 people to maximize quality, exchange of ideas, and potential
for future collaborations.  Participation by graduate students is

The organizing committee for the 2012 Dynamic Walking Conference
requests abstracts for presentations.  There will be a variety of
30-minute and 15-minute talks, 5-minute lightning talks, and poster
presentations.  We also encourage robot, exoskeleton, and prosthetic
demonstrations.  Presenters should submit an abstract and indicate the
preferred format of presentation.

Important Dates:
Abstract Submission: Feb. 14
Acceptance notifications: March 2
Hardware Demo Submissions: April 1
Extended Abstracts for conference proceedings: May 1

Organizing Committee:

Jerry Pratt, DW 2012 General Chair
Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition

Jonathan Hurst, DW 2012 Robotics Chair
Oregon State University

Greg Sawicki, DW 2012 Biomechanics Chair
North Carolina State University

Jonathan W. Hurst
Assistant Professor
School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering
Oregon State University
204 Rogers Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331-6001

jonathan.hurst at oregonstate.edu
Voice: (541) 737-7010
Fax: (541) 737-2600

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