[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CFP: ICRA Full-day Workshop on Dynamic Locomotion and Balancing of Humanoid Robots

Zhibin Li zhibin.li at iit.it
Fri Feb 20 09:17:10 PST 2015

ICRA full-day workshop: Dynamic Locomotion and Balancing of Humanoid Robots
Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

This workshop is organized to serve three goals on the humanoid 
locomotion and balancing control:

1. Bring together the researchers working on humanoid locomotion and 
balancing to present their recent advancements. A lot of novel 
advancements are, for example, expected to be made and demonstrated by 
the groups from European projects and the DRC teams. The timing of this 
workshop is perfectly aligned with the DRC finals, thus provides a good 
opportunity to present the very recent developments.

2. Introduce the up-to-date findings from biomechanical studies of human 
movement in order to understand better the biological motor control 
skills, and most interestingly, to propose mathematical models of human 
locomotion. This will provide insights for developing new control 
algorithms for controlling and optimizing the walking of humanoids more 

3. Inspire the integration of control principles and algorithms 
developed in actively powered humanoids and the passive dynamic walkers, 
and therefore, to bridge the gap between these two research paradigms. 
It is to be foreseen that collaboration among researchers from these two 
paradigms will emerge and the complementary advantages of these two 
control methodologies will eventually be integrated to create a more 
robust and efficient dynamic locomotion for humanoid robots.

The scientific and technological topics of the workshop are summarized 
as follows:

1.     Humanoid balance control and push recovery
2.     Locomotion in unstructured terrains
3.     Adaptive/Reactive bipedal gait generators
4.     Impedance regulation in locomotion
5.     Compliant and torque control based locomotion
6.     Gait reflexive behaviours
7.     Human inspired locomotion gaits
8.     Adaptive path and footstep planning
9.     Passive and under-actuated locomotion
10.   Affordances for locomotion and balance control

The details of the program can be found here: 

If your research is related to one of these topics, you are encouraged 
to participate or present your results with an abstract of 2-4 pages 
that describes your research. All abstracts will go through a review 

Abstracts Submission:
Abstract in 1 pages IEEE style.
Selected contributions will be presented in as a poster during the 
workshop. Young scientists and researchers are particularly welcome.

Live Demo Submission
Researchers from passive dynamic walking fields are encouraged to submit 
1 page proposals for live demonstrations of their passive dynamic walkers.

Submissions shall be sent to zhibin.li [at] iit.it

Best regards,
Workshop organizers

Zhibin Li
Department of Advanced Robotics at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia 

Katja Mombaur
Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing at Heidelberg University

Tomomichi Sugihara
Department of Adaptive Machine Systems at Osaka University

Zhibin LI, PhD
Senior post-doctoral researcher
Humanoids & Human Centred Mechatronics
Department of Advanced Robotics
Italian Institute of Technology

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