[robotics-worldwide] Fwd: RSS Workshop on Bio-Inspired Robotics: Last Call for Abstracts (and deadline extension)

Noah Cowan ncowan at jhu.edu
Sat May 26 09:13:27 PDT 2012

Due to the Holiday Weekend in the US we've pushed the Call for Abstracts back to Friday June 1!

=== Call for Abstracts=== 
RSS Workshop on Bio-inspired Robotics

URL: https://wiki.cites.uiuc.edu/wiki/display/wkshplocomotion/Home/

Noah Cowan, Johns Hopkins University, ncowan at jhu.edu,
Soon-Jo Chung, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, sjchung at illinois.edu
Xinyan Deng, Purdue University, xdeng at purdue.edu

Location: The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Dates: July 11, 2012, during the 2012 Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS) Conference 

Background: Animals exploit a wide variety of mechanisms for movement, navigation, control, and learning. And, while some engineering systems outperform most biological systems in certain respects (raw speed for example), there is no doubt that animals dramatically outperform their robotic conterparts in complex environments. This workshop will explore shared principles of robotic and biological sensing, actuation, control, and learning. 

Workshop Activities: The goal of this workshop is to bring together engineers and biologists for a half-day meeting to identify and discuss emerging topics and challenges in both communities. The workshop will include invited presentations by researchers from both communities. In addition there will be a poster session comprising submitted abstracts. Invited speakers will participate in an open, interactive panel discussion, with the goal of formulating a new vision for opportunities at the interface between science and engineering.

9:00 a.m. 	Welcome and Introduction: Dr. Xinyan Deng, Purdue University

9:10 a.m. 	Dr. Noah J. Cowan, Johns Hopkins University
"How do they do it? System Identification of Biological Locomotion"

9:30 a.m. 	Dr. Srini Srinivasan, University of Queensland
"Bee-inspired Robotics"

9:50 a.m. 	Dr. Sethu Vijayakumar, University of Edinburgh 
"Exploiting Natural Dynamics: A Machine Learning Perspective"

10:20 a.m.     Coffee Break and Poster Session

11:20 a.m. 	Dr. Robert Full, University of California at Berkeley

11:40 a.m.	Dr. Kristi Morgansen, University of Washington
"Bio-inspired Agility: Integrated Sensing and Actuation"

12:00 - 12:30am         Panel discussion

~~~~~~ CALL FOR ABSTRACTS ~~~~~~ 

We invite all members of the community to submit a plain text abstract (2300 characters max) for the poster session.  Please include

Title [ 120 characters or less ]
Authors: [ List of Authors ]
Affiliations: [ List of Affiliations ]
Abstract [ 2300 Characters or less. ]

in the body of the email.


Submit abstracts via email to ncowan at jhu.edu with subject RSS-BIO-INSPIRED.

~~~~~~ IMPORTANT DATES ~~~~~~

•	Abstract Submission deadline: June 1, 2012
•	Notification of Acceptance: June 6, 2012
•	Workshop: Morning of Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Noah J. Cowan
Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Johns Hopkins University

ncowan at jhu.edu

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