[robotics-worldwide] [Meetings] Humanoids 2014 Half day Workshop on Human Motion Modeling and Human-inspired Motor Control

Emel Demircan emeld at stanford.edu
Sun Nov 2 23:25:06 PST 2014

HUMANOIDS 2014 Half day Workshop on Human Motion Modeling and Human-inspired Motor Control 
Madrid, November 18 2014 
website: https://sites.google.com/site/ieeehumanmotionmodeling/ 
contact: emeld at stanford.edu 

In recent years, there has been a surge of interest in developing robotics tools for rehabilitation and motion 
assistance, such as exoskeletons, motion guidance robots and active neuroprostheses. A key challenge with 
these applications is designing systems which are capable of acting in synchrony with the human user, 
providing assistance when needed and guiding the user to perform proper physical actions. This implies the 
need for accurate human motion modeling and intent estimation, as well as developing an understanding 
human adaptation to the assistive device and performance of the human-robot system, where human motion 
analysis tools play a key role. In addition, Human-inspired motor control is essential element both for 
understanding basic principles in motor control with redundant neuromusculoskeletal system and for 
enhancing robotic control toward human-like motion. 

The workshop aims at bringing together researchers from robotics and neuroscience in motor control to share 
the latest computational techniques in human-centered motion modeling and control, as well as to discuss the 
emerging perspectives and applications resulting from such advances. It covers aspects commonly associated 
with bioinspiration, human-like control, neurophysiology, as well as topics from neuroscience regarding motor 
control. This intersection of fields of study has been a rich ground for cross-fertilisation, where we see many 
members of our research community contributing significantly to both the fundamental techniques as well as 
the development of applications in this area. 

This half-day workshop is intended to highlight the latest work in this intersection and to strengthen the efforts 
to bridge the gap between robotics and human motor control research. 

List of Confirmed Speakers: 
1. Prof. Etienne Burdet, Imperial College, UK 
2. Prof. Oussama Khatib, Stanford University, USA 
3. Dr. Roberto Bortoletto , University of Padova, Italy 
& Prof. Enrico Pagello , University of Padova, Italy 
4. Prof. Takamitsu Matsubara , NAIST, Japan 
& Dr. Jun Morimoto , ATR, Japan 
5. Dr. Mitsuhiro Hayashibe , INRIA, France 
6. Prof. Michael Mistry , University of Birmingham, UK 

14:00-14:10 Introduction (Philippe Fraisse) 
14.10 - 14.40: Etienne Burdet 
"Sensorimotor interaction with robots and between humans" 
14.40 - 15.10: Oussama Khatib 
15.10 - 15.35: Roberto Bortoletto & Enrico Pagello, University of Padova, Italy 
"Stiffness-based control schemes for humanoids and animates" 
15.35 - 16.05: Takamitsu Matsubara, NAIST, Japan & Jun Morimoto, ATR, Japan 
"Real-time Stylistic Prediction of Human Walking Motions towards User-adaptive Walking Assistance by Exoskeletons" 
16.05 - 16.35: Coffee Break & Chatting 
16.35 - 17.05: Mitsu Hayashibe 
"Personalized Neuroprosthetic Muscle Control and Synergetic Motor Control Paradigm" 
17.05 - 17.35: Michael Mistry 
17.35 - 17.50: Concluding Remarks 

Emel Demircan, Oussama Khatib, Philippe Fraisse, Mitsuhiro Hayashibe 

Emel Demircan, PhD 
Artificial Intelligence Laboratory 
Gates #118 Stanford University 
Stanford CA 

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