[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for participation: IROS'13 2nd Workshop on high-performance hydraulic robots (Th-WS-15)

Claudio Semini claudio.semini at iit.it
Mon Nov 4 17:47:42 PST 2013

*Call for Participation to the IROS 2013 2nd workshop on 
high-performance hydraulic robots*
date: Thursday, 7th of November 2013  (9:20-17:00)
location: Big Sight, Tokyo, room 802

New Applications of Hydraulic Actuation for Fast, Powerful, Efficient, 
Compact, and Compliant Robots


Organizers: 	Sang-Ho Hyon (Ritsumeikan University, Japan),
		Hiroshi Kaminaga (The University of Tokyo, Japan),
		Claudio Semini (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, IIT, Italy)

   9:20 -  9:30 Opening remark
   9:30 -  9:50 Prof. Jonas Buchli, ETHZ, Switzerland
		Planning and Learning control for high performance torque actuated robots
   9:50 - 10:10 Dr. Ludovic Righetti, MPI, Germany
		Torque control algorithms for balancing and locomotion
  10:10 - 10:30 Dr. Claudio Semini, IIT, Italy
		Actively Compliant Hydraulics for Legged Robots
  10:30 - 11:00 *** Coffee break ***
  11:00 - 11:20 Dr. Hiroshi Kaminaga, The University of Tokyo, Japan
		Design of Multi-DOF Joint Mechanism with Redundantly Driven 
Electro-Hydrostatic Actuators
  11:20 - 11:40 Mr. Kitak Ahn, KNR Systems Inc., Korea
		Key HW components for hydraulic robots and how to make it popular
  11:40 - 12:00 Dr. Samer Alfayad, TUM, Germany
		Integrated Electro-Hydraulic Actuator (IEHA)
  12:00 - 13:30 *** Lunch break ****
  13:30 - 13:50 Mr. Kazumi Ito from KYB, Co., Japan
		Introduction of KYB and its original hybrid system for excavators
  13:50 - 14:40 Prof. Sang-Ho Hyon, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
		Hydraulic Servo Drive for Legged Robots and Industrial Machinery
  14:10 - 14:30 poster teaser
  14:30 - 15:30 poster session & coffee break
  15:30 - 15:50 Dr. Hiroshi Kosodo from Takako, Inc., Japan
		Development of Micro Pump for Hydraulics
  15:50 - 16:10 Prof. Oomichi Takeo, Meijo University, Japan
		Water hydraulic system for saving energy
  16:10 - 16:50 Discussion
  16:50 - 17:00 Closing remark

talk abstracts and info on the posters can be found on the workshop's 
website (see link above).

The purpose of this workshop is to discuss state-of-the-art hydraulic 
actuators and systems for practical robot application. Invited tutorials 
from hydraulic industry and academia are given to introduce new 
solutions that improve the control performance and energy efficiency 
while keeping the actuator's innate high power density, robustness, and 
long-life. Some leading robotics researchers in this field introduce 
their application to share their knowledge and ideas with the 
participants. The primary audiences are those researchers currently 
involved in, or wishing to learn more about, the state-of-the-art in 
design and control of fast and efficient hydraulic robots for medical, 
field, and space application. Researchers working on light-weight 
manipulators, legged robots, or wearable exoskeleton robots are also 
part of the intended audience. This workshop may also be of interest to 
researchers in the complementary fields of electric and pneumatic power 

This is the 2nd edition of the workshop series on high-performance 
hydraulic robots.
  The first workshop was held at ICRA2013. You can find the slides of 
most talks online:

List of Topics
-Solutions towards compact and light-weight hydraulic actuation
-Solutions towards energy efficient hydraulic actuation
-Advanced control of hydraulic actuators and power systems
-Challenges in legged robots application
-Challenges in medical/rehabilitation devices application
-Challenges in construction machine / field robots / aerospace application

Claudio Semini (on behalf of the organizing committee)

Claudio Semini, PhD
Head of Dynamic Legged Systems Lab
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)
Advanced Robotics Department
Via Morego 30, 16163 Genoa, Italy
phone: +39 010 71781 912
email: claudio.semini at iit.it
web: www.semini.ch or

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