[robotics-worldwide] BioRob 2012: Organized Session on COMPUTATIONAL PRINCIPLES OF MOTOR CONTROL

Domenico (mimmo) CAMPOLO d.campolo at ntu.edu.sg
Thu Jan 19 01:10:14 PST 2012

*** [apologies for cross-posting] ***

*Organized Session on
4th IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on
Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob)
http://www.biorob2012.org/ http://www.biorob2012.org/ 
to be held in Rome, on June 24-28, 2012

*Domenico Formica, PhD, Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Italy
Domenico (mimmo) Campolo, PhD, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Ferdinando (Sandro) Mussa-Ivaldi, PhD, Northwestern University, USA

*Over the last three decades, a large body of experimental and theoretical
work has been directed
towards understanding the computational basis of motor control, particularly
visually guided
reaching. On the one hand, the use of technological and robotic platforms
enabled neuroscientists
to tap deeper into the mechanisms of biological motor control. On the other
hand, roboticists have
started looking into bio-inspired control principles as an attempt to reduce
the gap between the
clumsiness of robots and the gracefulness of humans.
The goal of this session is to discuss the most recent theories and methods
for studying the neural
basis of voluntary movements control and how such theories can be used to
design and test new
mechatronic and robotic platforms.

Topics of particular interest for this Special Session include (but are not
limited to):
- Neural strategies for motor control
- Joint impedance modulation
- Robotic and mechatronic platforms for studies in neuroscience
- Bio-inspired control systems
- Bio-inspired design of robotic platforms
- Control of motion and contact forces
- Haptic sensing and guidance of action
- Optimal control in biological systems

*Paper submission:*
papers for this Organized Session are to be submitted through the
https://ras.papercept.net/conferences/scripts/start.pl PaperPlaza  online
system, choosing “Organized session paper” as “Type of submission”
and indicating the *session code 67c19*.
Submitted papers should be limited to six pages in the double column IEEE
compliant PDF format
and will undergo the same peer-­reviewed process as regular papers.
*The deadline for paper submission is January 31, 2012.

Domenico (mimmo) CAMPOLO (Assist Prof)
Division of Mechatronics & Design
School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering 
Nanyang Technological University 
50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798 

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Tel:    +65 6790 5610 [GMT+8h] 
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Email:  d.campolo at ntu.edu.sg 
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