[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Final Call For Posters - RSS 2014 Workshop - Human versus Robot Grasping and Manipulation

Clemens Eppner clemens.eppner at tu-berlin.de
Sun May 11 15:01:12 PDT 2014

The workshop “Human versus Robot Grasping and Manipulation—How Can We
Close the Gap?” at the next Robotics: Science and Systems conference
(http://www.roboticsconference.org), in Berkeley, CA on July 12th will
bring together researchers working on the human and robot side of
grasping to identify novel directions and emphases in robotics
grasping/manipulation research. The invited speakers will present paired
presentations contrasting the insights gained into different key aspects
on how humans grasp vs. how robots should grasp:

Hands: Francisco Valero-Cuevas, USC, and Aaron Dollar, Yale
Grasping and manipulation: Marco Santello, ASU, and Antonio Bicchi
(TBC), U. Pisa
Perception for grasping/manipulation: Michael Arbib, USC, and Justus
Piater, U. Innsbruck

Following the presentations, there will be a poster session and three
moderated discussion sessions on how to move towards the right hardware,
effective grasp planning and appropriate perception.

We solicit extended abstracts of two pages in IEEE Conference format,
containing novel work or work in progress in relevant areas. Specific
topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* human grasp and manipulation studies
* grasping synergies
* tactile sensing
* visual information for grasping/manipulation
* design of robotic/prosthetic hands
* benchmarking of robotic grasping/manipulation
* cognitive modeling for grasping, combined arm/hand grasping
* use of task information for grasping
* modeling and using uncertainty in grasping
* grasping and manipulation of deformable/flexible/articulated objects.

The abstract should be sent as a pdf file (maximum size 5 Mb) to
jmainprice at wpi.edu, in an email with the subject [RSS2014: Human vs
Robot grasping].

The abstracts will be reviewed by the program committee and ranked based
on clarity of presentation, technical merit, originality of approach,
and relevance of the problem being solved. Authors of accepted abstracts
will submit a final poster. The abstracts and posters will be archived
online on the website of the Technical Committee on Mobile Manipulation
(http://www.mobilemanipulation.org/). Authors of accepted posters are
encouraged to use their laptops/tablets during their presentations to
enhance interactivity by showing videos/demos/simulations.

Important dates:

Abstract Submission Deadline: May 16
Notification of Acceptance: May 30
Final submission: June 10
Workshop: July 12
Website with schedule: http://www.mobilemanipulation.org/rss2014/


Oliver Brock, Technische Universität Berlin
Dmitry Berenson, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Jim Mainprice, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Maximo A. Roa, German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Clemens Eppner, Technische Universität Berlin

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