[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CFP Humanoids 2014 WS on Novel Trends in Multimodal Robotic Skins

"Kolja Kühnlenz" kolja.kuehnlenz at hs-coburg.de
Sun Oct 19 04:42:00 PDT 2014


We may accept a few last minute contributions e.g. of early results or
position presentations for the workshop.
Please contact me directly by October 31st if you would like to present
your ideas.

Call for contributions
HUMANOIDS 2014 Workshop on Novel Trends in Multimodal Robotic Skins
Madrid, November 18 2014
website: http://mysite.hs-coburg.de/~kuko140m/mros2014.htm
contact: kolja.kuehnlenz at hs-coburg.de

Changing application field of today’s robots towards overlapping workspaces
and direct physical contact in public, industrial or home environments
require appropriate sensing modalities in order to facilitate safe and
smooth interaction between humans and robots. Artificial skins of sensor
arrays as a biomimetic means for equipping such robots with appropriate
perception capabilities have been an active field of research for many
years. Initially, focusing mainly on the haptic/tactile modality, related
works cover aspects of sensor technology, sensor fusion, kinematic
redundancy, trajectory and path planning, perception and cognition as well
as wearable haptics providing sensor devices for human interactors. Novel
developments and interdisciplinary approaches during the last years, e.g.
in bionic sensory devices, organic nanoelectronics, nanomaterials, etc.,
however, provide new impulses for research going beyond established fields
and moving towards e.g. soft robotics, multi-modality or continuum
approaches. This workshop gathers contributions targeting all aspects of
robotic sensor skins in order to provide a structured overview on current
works, stimulate discussions as well as fostering and establishing

The workshop consists of several invited presentations from experts in the
field as well as selected contributed short presentations and an
interactive poster session. All posters are introduced in an additional
teaser session. Slides, abstracts and posters will be made available on
the workshop website.

Giorgio Cannata, Univ. Genova
Gordon Cheng, TU Munich
Ravinder Dahiya, Univ. Glasgow
Martin Kaltenbrunner, Univ. Linz
Giorgio Metta, IIT
Stefan Sosnowski, TU Munich

We solicit extended abstracts to be presented as posters in
the workshop. Authors of selected contributions will be given the
oppurtunity to present their work additionally as talks.

Submissions should be in regular IEEE two-column PDF-format and may not
exceed 4 pages. Submission information will be provided soon at the
workshop website http://mysite.hs-coburg.de/~kuko140m/mros2014.htm .

Contributors are also invited to submit their extended material as a
journal paper for a special issue on Robotic Sensor Skins to be published
in RSJ Advanced Robotics. For further information please refer to
http://www.rsj.or.jp/advanced_e/ .

include, but are not limited to:
- Flexible electronics
- Electronic skins
- Tactile sensors
- Printed sensors
- Multimodal sensing
- Haptic/Tactile and Visual Sensing
- Robot Control
- Perception and Cognition with Sensor Skins
- System Integration
- Interaction Control
- Social Interaction

We specifically encourage contributions that target biomimetics and
multiple modalities.

Kolja Kühnlenz, Coburg Univ.
Barbara Kühnlenz, Coburg Univ.
Ravinder Dahiya, Univ. Glasgow
Gordon Cheng, TU Munich


Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Kolja Kühnlenz

Dept. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Hochschule Coburg
Coburg University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Friedrich-Streib-Str. 2
D-96450 Coburg

phone: +49 (0) 9561 317 249
fax: +49 (0) 9561 317 171
email: kolja.kuehnlenz at hs-coburg.de
www: http://www.hs-coburg.de/21622.html

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