[robotics-worldwide] Humanoids2012: Call for Contributions ** deadline extended to Jul.8 **

Tomomichi Sugihara zhidao at ieee.org
Thu Jun 14 09:51:14 PDT 2012

Dear colleagues,

Due to many requests, Humanoids 2012 organizing committee has extended
the initial submission deadline to ** July 8th, 2012 **. Please Note
that this is a 'strict' deadline and will not be extended any more.

Humanoids 2012 - "Humanoids and Humans: Towards A New Frontier"

The 2012 IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots
Nov.29 - Dec.1, 2012 at Business Innovation Center Osaka, Osaka, Japan

Important Dates  ** Extended! **
Jul 8, 2012 Proposal deadline for workshops/tutorials (strict)
Jul 8, 2012 Submission deadline for full-length papers (strict)
Sep 3, 2012 Notification of workshops/tutorials acceptance
Sep 3, 2012 Notification of paper acceptance
Oct 3, 2012 Submission of final camera-ready papers

Call For Contributions
More than a decade has passed since the first Humanoids conference,
and over that period, science and technology have advanced
significantly. It is time to revisit the original conception of
humanoids -- human-like robots -- and engage the next stage of
humanoid research.  What can we do with the current and emerging
research across broad areas of science and technology to explore the
next generation of humanoids and their new relationship to humans?
How can we drastically push forwards the closeness to humans in terms
of design, embodiment, capabilities, interface, interaction,
assistance, and social embedding?  How can we greatly extend the
contributions of humanoid robotics to real-world needs, human science
and engineering, medical study and practice, and the future of human

The paper contributions, workshop proposals, and tutorial proposals
are expected to comprise, but are not limited to, the following topics:

* Novel materials, devices, mechanisms, energy systems for humanoids
* Principles and technologies for anthropomorphic/bionic design and
* Whole-body dynamics, control, sensing, informatics
* Software and hardware architectures, system integration
* Teleoperation, tele-experience, tele-presence using humanoids
* Measuring, modeling and simulating humans
* Human and humanoid skills/cognition/interaction
* Humanoid locomotion, manipulation, perception, planning
* Humanoids for human science and engineering
* Adaptation, learning and cognitive development of humanoids
* Neuro-robotics and brain-robot interfaces for humanoids and humans
* Cyborgs, prostheses, assistive devices and sensor/motor suits
* Applications: home, field, space, social, industrial, medical,
  health/mental care, art/entertainment, education
* Social interaction and acceptability
* Grand challenges, competitions, outreach
* Superhuman humanoids / future humanoids: possibility, technology
  and meaning
* Humanoid ethics and philosophy

The contributed papers will be presented either at a single-track
oral-presentation session or at poster sessions.  Note that which
style the paper will be presented in depends on the preference of
modality and will be decided by the program committee.  All
contributions will appear as full-length papers in the conference
proceedings as well as IEEE Xplore.

Contributed Papers
All papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format via
PaperPlaza by July 8, 2012.  The number of pages including all
figures is limited to six, but two additional pages will be permitted
at an extra page charge of JPY 15,000 per page.  Detailed instructions
for paper submission can be found on the conference website.

Workshop and Tutorial Proposals
Proposals for half-day or full-day workshops and tutorials must be
submitted to the tutorial/workshop co-chairs via PaperPlaza by July 8,
2012. Proposals must include title, organizers with contact information,
scope and topics, and a list of speakers.  Detailed instructions for
submission can be found on the conference website.

humanoids2012 at mi.ams.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp

Organizing committee
General chair                Minoru Asada, Osaka University
General co-chairs            Christopher Atkeson, CMU
                             Giulio Sandini, IIT
Program chair                Yasuo Kuniyoshi, University of Tokyo
Program co-chairs            Christian Ott, DLR
                             James Kuffner, CMU/Google
Tutorial/Workshop co-chairs  Atsushi Konno, Hokkaido University
                             Giorgio Metta, IIT
Publication chair            Hiroyasu Iwata, Waseda University
Awards chair                 Yoshihiko Nakamura, University of Tokyo
Financial chair              Yasuhisa Hasegawa, University of Tsukuba
Local arrangement co-chairs  Tomomichi Sugihara, Osaka University
                             Tetsuya Ogata, Waseda University
                             Yasuyoshi Yokokoji, Kobe University
Exhibits chair               Koichi Osuka, Osaka University
Publicity chair              Tomomichi Sugihara, Osaka University
                             Yuto Nakanishi, University of Tokyo
Secretariat                  Tomomichi Sugihara, Osaka University
Advisory Committee           Shigeki Sugano, Waseda University
                             Kazuhito Yokoi, AIST

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