[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] IROS'2015 Workshop on Cognitive Mobility Assistance Robots

ktzaf ktzaf at cs.ntua.gr
Mon Jul 27 07:35:51 PDT 2015



Full Day Workshop on Cognitive Mobility Assistance Robots: Scientific
Advances and Perspectives 
Sept 28, 2015, Hamburg, Germany 
2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems

We invite contributions in the form of extended abstracts (max 2 pages) in
IEEE Conference paper format. Accepted papers will be presented at the
workshop in a poster session, with short oral presentations. Outstanding
contributions will be selected for full oral presentations. Selected
accepted papers will also be considered for inclusion in a journal special
issue that will be proposed on the topics covered by the workshop. 

Paper submission: Aug 21, 2015 

Acceptance notification: Aug 31, 2015 

Final paper submission: Sept. 10, 2015 

Workshop Information (web site): 

Please submit your contributions (in form of a single PDF file) and direct
any queries by email to: 
Dr. Costas Tzafestas 
National Technical University of Athens 
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering 
Email: ktzaf at cs.ntua.gr 


Workshop Objectives 
Mobility disabilities are prevalent in our ageing society and impede
activities important for the independent living of elderly people and their
quality of life. Designing and controlling robotic devices that can assist
frail elderly people and generally people with mobility impairments
constitutes an emerging research field in robotics. Many challenging
scientific and technological problems need to be addressed in order to build
efficient and effective assistive robotic systems, including: (i) human
motion tracking, action and intention recognition fusing multimodal
sensorial data, (ii) analysing and modelling human behaviour in the context
of physical and non-physical human-robot interaction, (iii) developing
context-aware, human-centred robot control systems that can act both
proactively and adaptively in order to optimally combine physical, sensorial
and cognitive assistance modalities, (iv) to foster intuitive and natural
human-robot communication ultimately achieving assistive robotic behaviours
that emulate the way a human carer would operate while taking into account
social interaction and ethical constraints. 

 This workshop aims to gather researchers covering different topics within
this multi¬disciplinary and challenging research field. The objective is to
provide a review of recent scientific and technological advancements in the
field, as well as to highlight novel application perspectives, both from a
clinical and an industrial viewpoint, that may have a significant societal
impact in the near future. 

Topics of interest 
- Multimodal sensory processing for human-robot interaction 
- Physical human-robot interaction 
- Human-aware interaction control of assistive robots 
- Cognitive robot control architectures 
- Context and intention awareness 
- Human behavioral modeling 
- Human-robot communication in assistive robotics 
- Elderly care mobility assistive robots 

Workshop Organisers 

Dr. Costas Tzafestas, Assistant Professor 
National Technical University of Athens, 
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering 
Division of Signals, Control and Robotics, 
Zographou Campus 15773, Athens, Greece 
ktzaf at cs.ntua.gr 

Prof. Petros Maragos 
National Technical University of Athens, 
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering 
Division of Signals, Control and Robotics, 
Zographou Campus 15773, Athens, Greece 
maragos at cs.ntua.gr 

Prof. Angelika Peer 
Bristol Robotics Laboratory, University of the West of England, 
T Block, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol, BS16 1QY, UK 
Angelika.Peer at uwe.ac.uk 

Prof. Klaus Hauer 
AGAPLESION BETHANIEN Hospital, Geriatric Center, 
Heidelberg, Germany 
khauer at bethanien-heidelberg.de 

This workshop is supported by the EU-project MOBOT (FP-7, ICT Challenge 2,
Cognitive Systems and Robotics) 

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