[robotics-worldwide] Workshop on BENCHMARKING OF HUMAN-LIKE ROBOTIC LOCOMOTION

Diego Torricelli diego.torricelli at csic.es
Tue Sep 3 07:21:12 PDT 2013


(Apologies for cross-posting)

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Second Call for contribution
Workshop on BENCHMARKING OF HUMAN-LIKE ROBOTIC LOCOMOTION
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VENUE
Humanoids2013 Conference - Oct 15, 2013, Atlanta (USA) – 8:30-12:30

IMPORTANT DATES
Sept 10 – Two-page abstract submission (EXTENDED)
Sept 15 – Notification of acceptance
Sept 30 – Final submission
Oct 15 – Workshop day

WEBSITE
www.h2rproject.eu/humanoids2013

MOTIVATION & GOALS
The difficulty in defining standard benchmarks for human-like robots is an
acknowledged problem. Benchmarking research is inherently difficult since
results are typically reported only for a specific robotic system and a
self-chosen set of tasks. This makes it very difficult to compare the
results with other systems developed in different labs and tested for
different specific tasks. Moreover, there is no clear common view on what
benchmarking is and how one should evaluate a system against a particular
benchmark. 
The recently started EU project H2R “Integrative approach for human-like
locomotion” (www.h2rproject.eu) aims to foster the international discussion
on benchmarking scheme for bipedal robots, specifically focused on
locomotion and posture. The ultimate goal of the project is to define
solutions that can be realistically adopted by the scientific community to
assess and compare human-like skills of humanoids and walking machines.
If you are a researcher in robotics, gait analysis, musculoskeletal
modelling, or neuroscience, and you are interested in answering the
questions “What does human-like mean?” and “How can we measure
human-likeness?” please participate!

TOPICS
This workshop will cover several aspects related to the assessment of
human-like walking and postural skills:
1)	Stability. 
2)	Energy efficiency. 
3)	Cognitive abilities. 
4)	Kinematic complexity. 
5)	Compliant actuation. 
6)	Learning. 
7)	Qualitative vs quantitative. 
8)	Simulation. 
9)	Clinical translational potential. 
10)	Challenges and competitions.
	
We are open to include any other topic or aspect that may be relevant.
Please send us a list of questions or new topics, we will be happy to
prepare a debate on your inputs. For more details about this workshop, visit
our website: www.h2rproject.eu/humanoids2013

HOW TO CONTRIBUTE
If you wish to participate, send a two-page abstract by Sept 10 to
diego.torricelli at csic.es. Notification of acceptance will be given by Sept
15. All accepted contributions will be orally presented during the workshop
on October 15. Please note that all presenters of the workshop must register
for the conference (http://www.humanoids2013.com/). 


Best Regards

The organizers:
Diego Torricelli, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
Jose Luis Pons, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)




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