[robotics-worldwide] BIOROB 2012 Workshop ** Behavior learning through body/environment interactions **

Shingo Shimoda shimoda at brain.riken.jp
Sun May 20 00:17:10 PDT 2012

Dear colleagues,

We invite you to attend the Workshop on "Behavior learning through 
body/environment interactions",
a half-day workshop on June 24th, 2012 as part of the BioRob 2012 
Conference in Rome, Italy.


Workshop organizers:

Shingo Shimoda,RIKEN, Japan

Juan C. Moreno,CSIC, Spain

Motivation and objective:

The environment where we live is continuously changing. Behavior adaptation in
such unknown environment is now recognized as one of the most significant 
of robots for supporting human beings sharing the same environment. Biomimetic
approach is one of the most attractive methods to create appropriate 
behaviors in
unknown environment because living organisms have the capability to survive in
natural environment creating appropriate behaviors.
The workshop will discuss the control architecture for creating  robot 
behaviors adapting
to the environmental situations in the area from the support of our daily 
life to specific tasks
such as rehabilitation. Presentations will discuss from the fundamental 
scheme to the application fields of the robot with the adaptability of 
biological systems.

Invited talks
- "Adaptive Controller for Biped Robot Mimicking Human Gait" by Pavan 
Vempaty (Oakland University)
- “Robust dynamic walkers” Jonas Buchli (Italian Institute of Technology)
- “Tacit learning -a biomimetic learning through behavior experiences” 
Shingo Shimoda (RIKEN)
- “Human-Artifacts Interaction as a Co-creation System” Yoshihiro Miyake 
(Tokyo Institute of Technology)
- “Scalable Stochastic Modeling of Human Whole Body Motions” Wataru 
Takano (the University of Tokyo)
- “Modular control of walking: lessons for design of gait therapies” Juan 
C. Moreno (Bioengineering Group, CSIC)
Talk abstracts and further information are available on the workshop

Location: The workshop will take place on Sunday, June 24th at Universit 
Campus Bio-Medico di Roma.
Via Alvaro del Portillo 21, 00128 Roma.

Supports: This workshop is supported by the FP7 European Project BETTER
“Brain-Neural Computer Interaction for Evaluation and Testing of Physical 
in Stroke Rehabilitation of Gait Disorders”.

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