[robotics-worldwide] first announcement HFR2013: 6th Workshop on Human-Friendly Robotics, Rome

Fabrizio Flacco fflacco at dis.uniroma1.it
Wed Apr 24 08:24:10 PDT 2013

6th Workshop on Human-Friendly Robotics
DIAG, Sapienza Università di Roma
September 25--26, 2013

Dear Colleagues,

We invite you to submit an abstract to the 6th edition of the "Workshop on Human Friendly Robotics" http://hfr13.wordpress.com/


The growing need to automate daily tasks combined with new robot technologies are driving the development of human-friendly robots, 
i.e., safe and dependable machines, operating in the close vicinity to humans or directly interacting with persons in a wide range of domains. 
The technology shift from classical industrial robots, which are safely kept away from humans in cages, to robots,
which will be used in close collaboration with humans, requires major technological challenges that need to be overcome.

The objective of the workshop is to bring together and share knowledge between researchers on Human-Friendly Robotics 
from design and control towards safety and ethical issues involving the introduction of robots into everyday life.


- Fundaments of human-friendly robots: mechatronic design, control, analyses (safety measurements, performance metrics, impedance estimation, etc.)
- Applications of human-friendly robots: physical interaction (medical and rehabilitation devices, prostheses and orthoses, telerobotics, etc.) 
and cognitive interaction (robot assisted therapy, personal and entertainment robots, robot learning, etc.)
- Social and ethical issues


Prospective authors should submit an extended abstract (one A4 page, in PDF format) to hfr13 at dis.uniroma1.it by July 15, 2013.
Accepted contributions will be allocated to oral or poster sessions depending on the level of general/wide interest and impact on the community.
Participants are strongly encouraged to contribute to the hardware demonstration.


- Paper submission due: July 15, 2013
- Notification of acceptance: July 31, 2013

-	Kazuhiro Kosuge
- 	Tony Belpaeme
-	Nicolas Mansard
-	Alessandro De Luca


•	Fabrizio Flacco, Sapienza Università di Roma
•	Raffaella Carloni, University of Twente
•	Giorgio Grioli, Università di Pisa
•	Sami Haddadin, Deutschen Zentrums für Luft- und Raumfahrt
•	Dongheui Lee, Technical University of Munich
•	Gianluca Palli, University of Bologna
•	Paolo Robuffo Giordano, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics
•	Irene Sardellitti, Italian Institute of Technology
•	Bram Vanderborght, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
•	Nicola Vitiello, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna

All the details are available at the workshop website: http://hfr13.wordpress.com/

For any further information, please contact the Organization Committee by sending an email to hfr13 at dis.uniroma1.it.

Best regards,
Fabrizio Flacco

Dr. Fabrizio Flacco
Dipartimento di Ingegneria informatica, automatica e gestionale Antonio Ruberti -- DIAG
(ex Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica -- DIS)
Università di Roma "La Sapienza"
Via Ariosto 25
00185 Roma, Italy

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