[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for participation: HUMANOIDS 2014 Tutorial: One day with a humanoid robot: a crash course on the iCub software tools

Lorenzo Natale Lorenzo.Natale at iit.it
Thu Nov 6 03:38:38 PST 2014

Call for participation

One day with a humanoid robot:
a crash course on the iCub software tools

2014 IEEE-RAS International conference on Humanoid Robots November 18th 2014, Madrid Spain


The tutorial session has the following goals. The first is to illustrate the software architecture of a full humanoid robot, including the interface to all the available sensors and the actuators. The second goal is to disseminate various software tools that have been developed in the past few years, some of which have been described only partially in scientific publications. All the software is open-source and it can be freely used and adapted to other research projects and robots. Finally, the tutorial session will provide an overview of the latest software development on the iCub platform. An iCub will be available at the tutorial during a hands-on session to give participants the possibility to write and test code on the real robot.

List of speakers
- A ten-minute introduction to the iCub robot -- Giorgio Metta, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
- Communication and coordination using the YARP middleware -- Lorenzo Natale, Ali Paikan, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia -
- A software library for whole-body control -- Francesco Nori and Silvio Traversaro, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia -
- GURLS: A Least Squares Library for Supervised Learning --  Alessandro Rudi and Lorenzo Rosasco, University of Genoa -
- YARP Plugins for Gazebo Simulator: development and application on the iCub and COMAN robots -- Alessio Rocchi, Enrico Mingo, Silvio Traversaro, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
- Robtran: A Fast Symbolic, Dynamic Simulator interfaced with Yarp -- Timothee Habra, Université Catholique de Louvain and Houman Dallali, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia -

Hands-on sessions
- Hands-on session on the iCub -- Ugo Pattacini, Alessandro Roncone, Vadim Tikhanoff and Marco Randazzo, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
- Hands-on session on YARP Plugins for Gazebo Simulator -- - Alessio Rocchi, Enrico Mingo, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

More information are available on the official website:

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
Lorenzo Natale, PhD
lorenzo.natale at iit.it
via Morego, 30 16163 Genova
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Fax: +39 010 7170205

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