[robotics-worldwide] Call for Participation: Workshop on Humanoid Service Robot, Navigation in Crowded and Dynamic, Environments

Juan Andrade Cetto cetto at iri.upc.edu
Fri Oct 21 02:33:48 PDT 2011

Workshop on Humanoid Service Robot Navigation in Crowded and Dynamic 
at Humanoids'11

When: October 26th, 2011
Where: Bled, Slovenia
Website: http://www.pal-robotics.com/workshop


Humanoid service robotics is a challenging robotics application where 
the frontier of
science meets that of technology. Safe navigation is a core skill these 
robots must meet in
order to be able to deploy these technologies to the mass market. Recent 
advances in
humanoid robot navigation, either wheeled or legged, have shown 
successful navigation in
moderately complex environments. However, safe, reliable, long-term, 
robust navigation is
still an open challenge to robotics scientists.

This workshop is collocated with the 11th IEEE-RAS International 
Conference on
Humanoid Robots, and will present innovative solutions and state of the 
art results that
address the problem of humanoid robot navigation in dynamic and crowded 
environments such as, office spaces, homes, shopping malls, etc. Some of 
the difficulties
in solving this problem include robust obstacle-aware gait generation, 
safe obstacle
avoidance in 3D, robust localization in dynamic environments, 
people-aware motion
planning, and situation awareness; all of them guaranteeing systems 
integrity as well as
human safety.


9:00 AM Welcome

9:05 AM Abderrahmane Kheddar
Considering Floating Contact and Un-modeled Effects for Multi-Contact Motion

9:35 AM Olivier Stasse
Sound and Fast Footstep Planning for Humanoid Robots

10:05 AM Kenji Hashimoto
Biped Walking Technology in Dynamic Environments: FFT-based Online Walking
Pattern Generation and Walking Stabilization against External Disturbances

10:35 AM Break

11:00 AM Nikos G.Tsagarakis
“COMAN” A Highly Adaptable Humanoid Platform with Intrinsic Elasticity

11:30 AM Ricardo Tellez
Current Challenges in Humanoid Navigation in Dynamic Environments

12:30 PM Maren Bennewitz
Integrated Perception and Navigation in Complex Indoor Environments

13:30 PM Luca Marchionni
Demonstration of the navigation abilities in crowded environments of the 
REEM robot


Luca Marchionni and Ricardo Tellez, PAL Robotics
Juan Andrade Cetto, Institut de Robòtica e Informàtica Industrial, CSIC-UPC

Juan Andrade Cetto
Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial       CSIC-UPC
Llorens i Artigas 4-6, 2a pl.         08028 Barcelona, Spain
Tel. +34 934010775  Fax. +34 934015750     cetto at iri.upc.edu

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