[robotics-worldwide] iCub at Automatica 2012

Giorgio Metta giorgio.metta at iit.it
Thu May 17 09:23:07 PDT 2012

Dear colleagues,
Please come and see the iCub at Automatica 2012. The iCub will be on show at
the Harmonic Drive stand Hall B1, Stand 111 from the 22nd to the 25th of May
at the Automatica 2012 exhibition fair in Munich. We will have live demos
throughout the exhibition showing the latest on speech, vision, motor
control, and touch on the iCub humanoid robot. In particular, the iCub will
demonstrate a new whole-body skin system that provides the robot with the
ability to feel contact with people. 

The iCub is an open source platform for research into humanoid robotics,
brain and cognitive sciences, that has been adopted by more than 20
laboratories worldwide. It has the shape of a human child with hands for
manipulating objects and likewise sensors for seeing, hearing and touching.
The robot was designed in such a way to facilitate natural interaction with
people, and more in general with the environment, to learn from the fellow
humans what and how to do things.

The iCub is an international project on humanoid robotics developed at the
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia - IIT in Genoa (Italy) in cooperation with
leading institutions in Europe and funded in part by the European Commission
Cognitive Systems and Robotics program. 

iCub Project: www.iCub.org
Contact: info at icub.org

See you there!

Giorgio Metta <giorgio.metta at iit.it>

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
Via Morego, 30                            
16163 Genoa, Italy                         
Ph: +39 010 7178-1411
Fax: +39 010 7170-817

URL: http://www.iit.it

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