[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] [Call for participations] Workshop on Cognition, perception and postural control

Santiago Martínez de la Casa Díaz scasa at ing.uc3m.es
Thu Nov 6 01:51:32 PST 2014

Call for participation to “Cognition, perception and postural control for
humanoids”. Humanoids Workshop, 2014, Madrid, Spain. November 18th, 2014. 

Website:  <http://www.humanoids2014.com/WS15/>

More information on Humanoids 2014 can be found at
<http://www.humanoids2014.com/> http://www.humanoids2014.com. We would like
to invite all interested researchers to participate this workshop. 

Summary and objectives

Understanding how people mentally represent their experience and then use
these representations to operate effectively defines, in a simple way, the
concept of human cognition. Thus, perceiving, imagining, thinking,
remembering, forming concepts, and solving problems define the domain of
cognitive exploration. 

The goal of perception research, as part of the cognition process, is to
understand how stimuli from the world interact with the robot sensory
systems and how the computing system represents the world. Research in
perception spans a wide range of problems extending from the sensing
devices, through the processing of sensory information, to the methods by
which an accurate description of sensations is applied to humanoids. 

Many studies have been performed to figure the human operation out and to
apply their results in robotics. All this knowledge concerning cognitive
concepts is applied to the enhancement of manipulation and locomotion in
environments where social interaction plays a major role. In the case of the
humanoid robots, more and more complex electro-mechanics and software
systems have been developed for mimicking human behavior. 

This workshop is focused in presenting achievements in this three
interrelated fields: cognition, perception and postural control.  Some, but
not the only, topics to be addressed in the workshop are:   

- Bio-inspired cognitive systems 
- Learning applied to postural control 
- Perception systems: vision, tactile, etc. 
- Hardware developments for improving postural control 


It is our pleasure to announce the confirmed speakers as follows 

Lorenzo Jamone (VisLab) 
Intelligent whole-body reaching based on a learned internal models

Javier Felip (UJI) 
Contact Driven Robotic Manipulation (Perception)

Zhibin Li (IIT) 
On The Control Of Push Recovery For Humanoids (Postural Control)


Vittorio Lippi (University of Freiburg)

Modeling Human Postural Control of Support Surface Translations


Adolfo Rodriguez Tsouroukdissian (PAL Robotics)

Whole body control using Robust & Online hierarchical quadratic optimization

Further speakers and presentations are coming soon. 


This workshop is organized by RoboCity2030 Programme (funded by Comunidad de
Madrid, Spain, and cofunded by Structural Funds of the EU;
www.robocity2030.org; ref: P2009/DPI-15599). 

Organizing committee

Dr. Manuel Armada, Deputy-Director Centre for Automation and Robotics – CAR
(CSIC-UPM), Spain 
Dr. Santiago Martinez, Assistant Professor, University Carlos III of Madrid,
Ye Zhao, Graduate Research Assistant, The University of Texas at Austin, USA

We look forward to seeing you in Madrid! 

Best Regards, 

Dr. Santiago Martínez de la Casa Díaz

Dept. Ingenieria de Sist. y Automática
Esc. Politecnica Superior

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
C/ Butarque, 15

Dpcho. 1.3.C10
28911 Leganes, Madrid

Telefono: + 34 91.624.59.97
Fax : + 34 91.624.94.30
E-mail:  <mailto:scasa at ing.uc3m.es> scasa at ing.uc3m.es



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