[robotics-worldwide] RSS Workshop. Call for posters

Eduardo Torres-Jara etorresj at cs.wpi.edu
Mon Apr 22 15:19:46 PDT 2013

Call for Posters
RSS 2013 Workshop
Sensitive Robotics


The organizers invite you to submit a poster for review to the RSS  
2013 Workshop: Sensitive Robotics.  The workshop will take place on  
the morning of Thursday, June 27th at the TU Berlin University,  
Berlin, Germany.

Important Dates:

submission deadline - May 10th
notification of acceptance - May 17th
workshop - June 27th

New sensing technologies are allowing robots to be more aware of the  
interaction between their body and their environment.  Such is the  
case for tactile sensors in arms and hands, MEMS air sensors in flying  
robots, and MEMS flow sensors in swimming robots. This half-day  
workshop will bring together people from different areas of robotics  
that work with large arrays of sensors based on direct contact (i.e.  
rather than light or other radiation), to discuss their different  

Key issues to be addressed include: modeling for large array of  
sensors, dealing with sparse information, representing sensor in  
reconfigurable structures like arms or wings.

Appropriate topics for the workshop include:

- Direct contact
- Tactile sensing
- Tactile based manipulation
- Tactile based walking robots
- Whiskers
- Tactile sensor modeling
- MEMS air and flow sensors
- Large array of sensors
- Sparse information


All submissions should be in pdf or doc. Proposals for posters should  
be 1 page in length and should include a description of the material  
to be presented.

Submissions should be emailed to sensitiveroboticsworkshop at  
gmail.com by May 10th. Notification of acceptance will be given by May  


Eduardo Torres-Jara (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) - lead.
Giorgio Metta (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia)
Lorenzo Natale (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia)
Paul Fitzpatrick (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia)

General Contact:

submissions and questions -  sensitiveroboticsworkshop at gmail.com
RSS 2013 - http://www.robotics-conference.org/
Workshop - http://users.wpi.edu/~etorresj/RSSSensitiveRobotics/

For Other Inquiries:

Eduardo Torres-Jara
Assistant Professor
Computer Science Department
Robotics Engineering
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
100 Institute Road. Room: AK124
Worcester, MA 01609

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