[robotics-worldwide] ICRA2011 Workshop on Autonomous Grasping

Jorge Miranda Dias jorge at deec.uc.pt
Sun May 1 10:35:50 PDT 2011

ICRA2011 Workshop on Autonomous Grasping

From Multi-Sensing to Symbolic Representation for Robotic Manipulation Tasks
Monday 9th May 2011, Shanghai, China

Workshop Website: http://media.isr.uc.pt/autonomousgrasping/

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to draw your attention to the IEEE ICRA 2011 Workshop on Autonomous Grasping, to be held at Shanghai, China on 9 May 2011.

In this workshop we shall cover representations underlying the human strategies that define the appropriate characteristics of the grasp and manipulation movements in specific contexts or objects and how these strategies can be extended and replicated by robots.

The focus will be on techniques to extract relevant information from human data recording in scenarios of grasping and manipulation tasks, including data on tactile sensing, visual gaze and saccade movements of the subject.

As an outcome, we expect the speakers to contribute for a more complete overview on the current state-of-art on robotic systems that explore different strategies of grasping and manipulation, and explore physical properties of objects to provide more intelligent artificial hands. The models for multi-sensor data integration will be discussed as well as the representations and control strategies that provide autonomous manipulation.

The workshop will address the following topics:
.: Dexterous manipulation
.: Grasp synthesis
.: Grasping by Imitation learning
.: Grasp gesture recognition
.: Grasp and skill learning
.: Motor control and learning
.: Sensor features extraction for manipulation
.: Characterization of object affordances
.: Object representations and uncertainty
.: Learning and imitation of human strategies

The workshop will have presentations of a list of international renowned experts, who are working at the cutting edge of autonomous grasping and robot manipulation.

Jorge Dias, Danica Kragic, Veronique Perdereau, Bruno Siciliano

Opening and Overview 
An overview of Relevant EU-funded Activities, 
by Libor Kral European Commission - ICT Unit for Cognitive Systems and Robotics, Luxembourg

The HANDLE EU project: Major Achievements to date, 
by Veronique Perdereau - University Pierre and Marie Curie, France

The GRASP EU project : Achievements to date, discussion of open problems, 
by Danica Kragic, KTH Royal Institute of Technology of Stockholm, Sweden

The DEXMART EU Project for advanced bimanual manipulation: Achievements to date, discussion of open problems and research trends in the field, 
by Bruno Siciliano - Università di Napoli Federico II, Italy

Regular Articles and Talks
.: Experimental evaluation of the UB Hand IV Postural Synergies, 
by Fanny Ficuciello, Bruno Siciliano, Gianluca Palli,  Claudio Melchiorri

.: Responding to Perturbations by Switching Grasp Strategies, 
by Ales Ude, Denis Forte

.: Re-Grasping for Gaussian Process Implicit Surface,
byStanimir Dragiev, Marc Toussaint , Michael Gienger

.: Towards an Understanding of Grasping using a Multi-Sensing Approach,
by Jonathan Maycock, Kai Essig, Robert Haschke, Thomas Schack, Helge Ritter

.: Mapping between different kinematic structures without absolute positioning,
by Erik Berglund, Boyko Iliev, Rainer Palm, Robert Krug, Krzysztof Charusta, Dimitar Dimitrov

.: Robot Hand Tele-Operation System in Consideration of Human and Robot Hand Structure,
by Futoshi Kobayash, Daisuke Maemoto, Wataru Fukui

.: Affordance based Part Recognition for Grasping and Manipulation,
by Karthik Mahesh Varadarajan, Markus Vincze

.: Friction Estimation Based Object Surface Classification for Intelligent Manipulation,
by Hongbin Liu, Thrishantha Nanayakkara, Kaspar Althoefer, Lakmal Seneviratne

.: Human-Inspired Grasping of Novel Objects through Imitation Learning,
by Benjamin Balaguer, Stefano Carpin

.: Observing hand grasp type and contact points using hand distributed accelerometers and instrumented objects,
by Jorge Lobo, Pedro Trindade, Jorge Dias

.: HandGrasp: A New Simulator for Human Grasping,
by Chiraz Walha, Hala Bezine, Nacer K. M'Sirdi, Aziz Naamane, Adel M. Alimi 

Dias, Jorge                    
Institute Systems & Robotics, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Kragic, Danica               
Centre for Autonomous Systems Computational Vision and Active Perception Lab, Sweden

Perdereau, Véronique     
Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris , France

Siciliano, Bruno              
PRISMA Lab, Dipartimento di Informatica e Sstemistica, Università di Napoli Federico II, Italy

Workshop Website: http://media.isr.uc.pt/autonomousgrasping/

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