[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] HUMANOIDS 2014 WS on How to Make Best Use of a Human Supervisor for Semi-Autonomous Humanoid Operation

Oskar von Stryk stryk at sim.tu-darmstadt.de
Mon Nov 10 16:41:55 PST 2014

   Call for Participation
   IEEE-RAS HUMANOIDS 2014 Workshop
   How to Make Best Use of a Human Supervisor
   for Semi-Autonomous Humanoid Operation
   November 18 2014, 9:00 - 13:00, Madrid, Spain


The use of humanoid robots to tackle a broad range of different disaster 
response and recovery tasks with human supervision subject to a restricted 
communication link has recently received much increased interest through the 
DARPA Robotics Challenge.

How best use can be made of the human supervisor in the loop to increase the 
overall system’s performance, capabilities and robustness by leveraging the 
strengths of humans and robots while circumventing their weaknesses is a highly 
relevant topic which has not yet been much addressed at recent robotics 

Despite the current attention on disaster response, the potential applications 
range far beyond, e.g., to applications in space, industry, or society, where 
humanoid robots may be employed for a quite broad range of tasks with 
assistance of remote human supervisors.

The workshop is of interest to a broad audience of participants. It aims at 
bringing together researchers from different scientific fields related to the 
workshop theme (like humanoid robotics, human robot interaction, 3D human 
computer interaction, teleoperation and telepresence) to discuss the current 
state of research, to exchange best practices and to identify open issues for 
research and development.


--Disaster Response and Recovery--

Maurice Fallon (MIT, USA & Univ. Edinburgh, UK): Briding the Gap between 
Operator Intent and Robot Execution with Automated Whole-Body Planning and 

Joshua James (TRACLabs, USA): Shared Autonomy: An Operator’s Perspective

Steve McGill, Seung-Joon Yi, Qin He, Heejin Jeong, Dennis Hong, Daniel D. Lee 
(UPenn & UCLA, USA): Language Defined Behavior for Humanoid Control

Shin’ichiro Nakaoka, Mitsuharu Morisawa, Kenji Kaneko, Shuuji Kajita, Fumio 
Kanehiro, Eiichi Yoshida (AIST, Japan): Indirect-type Teleoperation Interface 
for Humanoid Robot Based on Choreonoid Framework

Alessandro Settimi, Corrado Pavan, Mirko Ferrati, Enrico Mingo Hoffman, Alessio 
Rocchi, Nikos G. Tsagarakis, Antonio Bicchi (Univ. Pisa & IIT, Italy): A 
Tele-Operation Tool for Humanoid Robots: On the Pilot Interface Design and 

Stefan Kohlbrecher, Felipe Bacim, Oskar von Stryk, Doug A. Bowman, and David C. 
Conner (TU Darmstadt, Germany & Virginia Tech & TORC Robotics, USA): Towards 
Intuitive Interaction Among Human-Robot Team Members

Matthew Johnson, Daniel Reyes Duran (IHMC, USA): Coactive Design – Designing 
Support for Interdependence in Human-Robot Teamwork


Holly Yanco, Adam Norton, Willard Ober, David Shane, Anna Skinner, Jack Vice 
(UMass Lowell & Boston Engineering Corp, Waltham, & AnthroTronix, Inc., USA): 
Analysis of Human-Robot Interaction at the DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials


Max Schwarz, Jörg Stückler, Sven Behnke (Univ. Bonn, Germany): Mobile 
Teleoperation Interfaces for Domestic Service Robots

Kenji Hashimoto, Atsuo Takanishi (Waseda Univ., Japan): Operating Device for 
Biped Vehicle


Daniel Leidner, Peter Birkenkampf, Neal Y. Lii, Christoph Borst (DLR, Germany): 
Enhancing Supervised Autonomy for Extraterrestrial Applications by Sharing 
Knowledge between Humans and Robots


Oskar von Stryk, TU Darmstadt
Jerry Pratt, IHMC
Holly Yanco, UMass Lowell

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