[robotics-worldwide] Call for Participation: IROS 2012 workshop on navigation and manipulation assistance for robotic wheelchairs

Eric Demeester eric.demeester at mech.kuleuven.be
Tue Sep 25 04:00:55 PDT 2012

Dear colleague,

We warmly invite you to participate in the IROS Workshop on Navigation 
and Manipulation Assistance for Robotic Wheelchairs on Friday 12 October 
2012, in Vilamoura, Portugal.

Information on the workshop, including the programme, is available on 
the workshop website: 
http://www.radhar.eu/events/IROS2012-robotic-wheelchairs .

Looking forward to seeing you in Vilamoura!

The organizing committee
Eric Demeester, Emmanuel Vander Poorten, Alexander Hüntemann, Joris De 
Schutter (KU Leuven), Wolfram Burgard (ALU-Freiburg), Urbano Nunes 
(Universidade de Coimbra), José Millán (EPFL), Matteo Matteucci 
(Politecnico di Milano), Yiannis Demiris (Imperial College London)


8.30 - 8.40     Introduction by the organizers

*8.40 - 10.30   Session 1: novel human-machine interfaces, wheelchair 
designs and control approaches*

Intention Gathering from Muscle Residual Activity for the Severely Disabled
Claudio Castellini and Risto Kõiva

Design of a Navigation Assistance System for Teleoperated Robots Based 
on Augmented Virtuality
T.J. Mateo Sanguino, J.M. Andújar Márquez, T. Carlson and J. del R. Millán

Concept, Modeling and Robust Control of a New Type of Wheelchair
Benjamin Henke, Yukinori Sagou, Kazuhiko Terashima and Oliver Sawodny

Novel DDSS Omnidirectional Mobile Beds by Power Assist Control with 
Estimation of Human Intention Using Neuro-Fuzzy Method
Kazuhiko Terashima and Yuki Ueno

*11.00 - 12.20    Session 2: semi-autonomous navigation strategies*

Probabilistic Activity Models to Support Activities of Daily Living for 
Wheelchair Users
Mitesh Patel, Jaime Valls Miro and Gamini Dissanayake

Context-Based Face Control of a Robotic Wheelchair
Arturo Escobedo, Jorge Rios-Martinez, Anne Spalanzani and Christian Laugier

Manual Control for Driving an Intelligent Wheelchair: A Comparative 
Study of Joystick Mapping Methods
Brígida Mónica Faria, Luís Ferreira, Luís Paulo Reis, Nuno Lau, Marcelo 
Petry and João Couto Soares

Wheelchair Navigation Assistance in the FP7 Project RADHAR: Objectives 
and Current State
Eric Demeester, Emmanuel Vander Poorten, Alexander Hüntemann and Joris 
De Schutter

*14.00 - 15.20   Session 3: autonomous wheelchair navigation and 
environment modelling*

Introducing LURCH: a Shared Autonomy Robotic Wheelchair with Multimodal 
Andrea Bonarini, Simone Ceriani, Giulio Fontana and Matteo Matteucci

Robot Navigation with MPEPC in Dynamic and Uncertain Environments: From 
Theory to Practice
Jong Jin Park, Collin Johnson and Benjamin Kuipers

Stochastic Classification of Urban Terrain for Smart Wheelchair Navigation
Corey Montella, Michael Pollock, Dylan Schwesinger and John R. Spletzer

Autonomous Wheelchair for Patients with severe motor disabilities
Alfredo Chávez, Héctor Caltenco, Kim Dremstrup and Alvaro Fuentes Cabrera

*15.50 - 17.10   Session 4: evaluation by user groups*

Towards Early Mobility Independence: An Intelligent Paediatric 
Wheelchair with Case Studies
Harold Soh and Yiannis Demiris

On the Clinical Evaluation of Smart Driving Assistance for Power Wheelchairs
Christian Mandel, Thomas Röfer and Insa Lohmüller

Controlling 2D Movements of a Robotic Arm Using a Brain-Machine Interface
Andrés Úbeda, Eduardo Iáñez, Enrique Hortal and José M. Azorín

Robotic Wheelchair Easy to Move and Communicate with Companions
Ryota Suzuki, Elly Takano, Yoshinori Kobayashi, Yoshinori Kuno, Keiichi 
Yamazaki and Akiko Yamazaki

*17.10 - 18.00   Panel discussion and wrap-up*

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