[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] ICRA 2015 Workshop on Soft Robotics: deadline extension

Bram Vanderborght bram.vanderborght at vub.ac.be
Sat Feb 28 13:13:41 PST 2015


SECOND CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS 
 
!!!Extended deadline due to extended IROS deadline!!!

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ICRA 2015 Full-day Workshop: Date: May 30th, 2015
 
Soft Robotics: Actuation, Integration, and Applications
Blending research perspectives for a leap forward in soft robotics technology
 
Poster abstracts and Live Demos submission deadline: March 11th, 2015
Notification of acceptance: April 1st, 2015

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Because the IROS deadline has been extended (4th March), we want to give potential contributors sufficient time to prepare the 1 page abstract for the ICRA15 workshop on Soft Robotics.

Workshop Overview
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Softness promises to be a key differentiator between the robots of yesterday and the robots of tomorrow. In particular, soft robots and novel actuators that produce motion in terms of a contraction rather than a rigid body displacement will be instrumental in producing robots that function well in unmodeled and unstructured environments and operate safely with human co-workers. To fully capitalize on these benefits and drive this technology to key applications, a paradigm shift is required in how these systems are modeled, manufactured, deployed, and controlled.

An upcoming workshop at ICRA 2015, “Soft Robotics: Actuation, Integration, and Applications Blending research perspectives for a leap forward in soft robotics technology” will examine just this - how we can take the concrete steps necessary to bring the promise of soft robotics and novel actuators to fruition. It will bring together leading experts in the field, exhibit breaking news in the soft robotics community, and show live demonstrations of this technology in action. Discussion will serve to further shape this paradigm and point the way forward. We hope that you will be able to attend and look forward to seeing you in Seattle!


Workshop Topics
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-Novel implementations of active and self-healing materials
-Manufacturing processes for non-traditional actuators
-Organization according to biological principles/ Bio-inspired soft mechanisms
-Actuators whose stiffness and damping can be reconfigured in situ
-Combining diverse technologies in a single actuation device
-Autonomous soft robots
-Wearable soft robots
-Artificial skin and stretchable electronics
-Physical human-robot interactions
-Modeling of soft-bodied robots
-Simulation of hyper-elastic bodies
-Design of compliant mechanisms
-Soft manipulation
-Soft locomotion
-Control of elastic soft robots
-Robotic fabrics
 
 
Confirmed Speakers
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H.Harry Asada       	Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jamie Paik              École Féderale Polytechnique de Lausanne
Fumiya Iida            	University of Cambridge
Yong-Lae Park       	Carnegie Mellon University
Kyu-Jin Cho           	Seoul National University
Choi Hyouk Reol    	Sungkyunkwan University
Daniela Rus            Massachusetts Institute of Technology
John Amend           	Empire Robotics
Cecilia Laschi         	Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
Alin Albu-Schaffer 	DLR Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics
Robert Wood         	Harvard University
Kaspar Althoefer   	King’s College London
Elizabeth Croft      	University of Washington, Seattle
Yigit Menguc          	Oregon State University
Michael Tolley       	University of California, San Diego
Bram Vanderborght Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Joshua A. Schultz   The University of Tulsa
 
Steering Committee
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Yigit Menguc          	Oregon State University
Michael Tolley       	University of California, San Diego
Bram Vanderborght Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Joshua A. Schultz   The University of Tulsa

Program Committee
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Choi Hyouk Reol	University, Korea
Cecilia Laschi 		Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
Fumiya Iida		University of Cambridge
Jamie Paik 		Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Surya Girinatha 	ETH Zürich
Laura Margheri	Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

 
Abstract Submission
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We are pleased to invite contributions in the form of 1 pages IEEE style abstract in one of the above scientific topics. The selected contributions will be presented in a form of a poster accompanied by a teaser presentation during the workshop. We particularly encourage young scientists to contribute and attend, even research at an early stage.
 
Live demos Submission 
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Potential participants are also welcome to submit 1 page proposals for live demonstrations of new soft robotics principles.
 
Submissions have to be send to bram.vanderborght at vub.ac.be <mailto:bram.vanderborght at vub.ac.be>. 
Full details about the workshop can be also found at: http://robotics.oregonstate.edu/icra2015softrobotics <http://robotics.oregonstate.edu/icra2015softrobotics>, this website will be regularly updated with the latest available info, including updates on the program.
 
Thank you very much for your attention. Looking forward to meeting you in Seattle.
 
 
Yigit Menguc, Joshua Schultz, Michael Tolley and Bram Vanderborght

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