[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for Participation - IROS2013 Workshop on Caging and Its Applications in Grasping/Multi-agent Cooperation

Weiwei Wan wanweiwei07 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 5 00:42:45 PST 2013

Dear Colleagues,

We look forward to see you in our exciting workshop on caging and its
applications in IROS13 on this Thursday (Nov. 7th)!
Let us explore this powerful tool and exploit it in robotics!


Call for Participation

IROS2013 Fullday Workshop on Caging and Its Applications in
Grasping/Multi-agent Cooperation
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and
Systems (IROS 2013)
7 Nov 2013 Tokyo (Japan)



=== What is caging? Why is it promising? ===

Caging has attracted great attention in recent years owing to
its robustness in control uncertainty and perception
uncertainty. The robustness not only improves the performance of
robots in unstructured or unknown environments but also offers
access to low-cost devices and simple mechanisms. Caging is pure
geometric which saves us from explicit force analysis. However,
like many research fields in robotics, significant gaps exist
between caging theories and real-world applications. We in this
workshop aim at bridging these gaps, especially in the research
field of
grasping and multi-agent cooperation. On the one hand, this
workshop will discuss basic theories of caging, its relationship
to immobilization, force/form closure grasping and its
advantages comparing with other geometric algorithms. On the
other hand, it will also bring participants to various
applications of caging in robotics, ranging from designing and
creating low-cost robot platforms to writing robust robot

=== Intended Audience ===

We are confident that caging is helpful to researchers in the
following fields. We also expect other researchers who are
struggling with problems caused by uncertainty.

Field 1. Robotic grasping, especially the researchers who work
on unknown objects or sensorless grasping synthesis.
Field 2. Distributed multi-agent cooperation, especially the
researchers who are struggling with explicit force analysis and
task planning.
Field 3. Micro/nano manipulation, especially the researchers
who are trapped by unclear forces in micro/nano scope worlds.

===Invited Speakers ===

Rui Fukui, The University of Tokyo, 9:30-10:00
Title: Robot Mechanism Design to Take the Advantage of Caging
Bereson Dimitry, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 10:00-10:30
Title: Using Grasp Affordances to Compensate for Uncertainty
Florian Pokorny, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 11:00-11:30
Title: Postural Synergies for Caging and Topological Synergies for Grasping
Aaron Ohta, University of Hawaii, 11:30-12:00
Title: Optically Controlled Microrobots for the Microassembly
of Living Cells
Jianhua Su (In representative of Prof. Hong Qiao), Chinese Academy of
Science, 13:30-14:00
Title: Caging Strategies of 3D Objects based on “Attractive Region in
Ashutosh Saxena, Cornell University, 14:00-14:30
Title: Modeling Uncertainty in Caging using Machine Learning for
Manipulation Tasks
Nattee Niparnan, Chulalongkorn University, 14:30-15:00
Title: Computation of Caging by Combining Sequeezing and Stretching

===Contributed papers===

Aaron Becker Chris Ertel and James McLurkin, 16:00-16:15
Title: Caging for Swarm Manipulation Experiments: A Massive User Study with
Large Swarm of Simple Robots
Khaled Shaaban and Hesham Haridi, 16:15-16:30
Title: Planning Enveloping Grasps of 2D objects for Anthropomorphic Hands
Tomohiro Egawa and Yusuke Maeda, 16:30-16:45
Title: 2D and 3D Caging-Based Grasping of Objects in Various Shapes


Weiwei Wan, The University of Tokyo, 9:10-9:30, Introduction
Alberto Rodriguez, Carnegie Mellon University
David J. Cappelleri, Purdue University, 12:00-12:30
Jianhua Su, Chinese Academy of Science,
Satoshi Makita, Sasebo National College of Technology, 15:00-15:30

Sincerely yours,

Weiwei Wan (万 偉偉、ワン ウェイウェイ)
Visiting Scholar, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Website: http://sites.google.com/site/weiweilab

Room A519, Newell-Simon Hall
5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213

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