[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CFP: International Workshop on Human-Friendly Robotics 2015

Lee, Dongheui dhlee at tum.de
Fri Jul 10 09:17:40 PDT 2015

Call for Extended Abstracts:

The 8th International Workshop on Human-Friendly Robotics
October 21-23, 2015, Munich
Link: http://www.hri.ei.tum.de/hfr2015/home/
Extended Abstracts submission due: September 1, 2015
Notification of acceptance: September 20, 2015

The 8th International Workshop on Human-Friendly Robotics (HFR) 2015 will be organized on October 21-23, 2015, at Technische Universität München (TUM), Munich, Germany.

The growing need to automate daily tasks, combined with new robot technologies, is driving the development of human-friendly robots, i.e., safe and dependable machines, operating in the close vicinity to humans or directly interacting with them in a wide range of domains. The technological shift from classical industrial robots, which are safely kept away from humans in cages, to robots that are used in close collaboration with humans, is facing major challenges that need to be overcome.
The objective of the workshop is to bring together researchers so to share knowledge on design, control, safety and ethical issues, concerning the introduction of robots into everyday life.

- Fundaments of human-friendly robots: mechatronic design, control, analyses (safety measurements, performance metrics, impedance estimation, etc.)
- Applications of human-friendly robots: physical interaction (medical and rehabilitation devices, prostheses and orthoses, telerobotics, etc.), cognitive interaction (robot assisted therapy, personal and entertainment robots, robot learning, etc.)
- Social and ethical issues

Extended Abstracts: submission due on September 1, 2015
Notification of acceptance: September 20, 2015

Prospective authors should submit the extended abstract (one A4 page, in PDF format) to  hfrworkshop2015 at gmail.com<mailto:hfrworkshop2015 at gmail.com> by September 1, 2015. All papers should comply with the standard IEEE conference page layout. Submission of video clips accompanying the paper is also possible by providing a Youtube link in the paper or in the email. Further information about the submission is available at the website:

The list of keynote speakers is
- Antonio Bicchi, University of Pisa and IIT
- Wolfgram Burgard, University of Freiburg
- Gordon Cheng, Technical University of Munich

- Dongheui Lee, Technical University of Munich
- Fabrizio Flacco, Sapienza Università di Roma
- Raffaella Carloni, University of Twente
- Giorgio Grioli, Università di Pisa
- Sami Haddadin, Leibniz Universität Hannover
- Gianluca Palli, Università di Bologna
- Paolo Robuffo Giordano, CNRS, IRISA, Rennes
- Bram Vanderborght, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
- Nicola Vitiello, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna

- Maximo Roa, German Aerospace Center (DLR)
- Susanne Schneider, Technical University of Munich
- Pietro Falco, Technical University of Munich


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