[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Summer school Human sensing and applications to robotics and haptic displays

Ildar Farkhatdinov i.farkhatdinov at imperial.ac.uk
Mon Mar 2 09:05:47 PST 2015

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Dear Colleague,

In the context of the European projects Proto-touch & CONTEST, we organise
a unique research school on bio-inspired sensing targeting haptics, audio,
vision and multisensory integration in humans and for robots. Approximately
half of the talks are dedicated to human physiology and half to robotics
applications, so that the participants can build their own synthesis. We
have decided to open up this school to external participants as described

Summer school

Human sensing and applications to robotics and haptic displays

Dates: May 18-22, 2015

Venue: Université Lille 1, Lille, France

We invite application for summer school on bioinspired sensing and its

This school will enable interested early or confirmed students and
researchers to learn from all modalities of biological sensing, how they
can be applied to robotics and haptics. The topics of the schools are:

- tactile perception and illusions

- tactile displays

- biomechanics of touch

- functional neuroimaging for studying sensing

- machine learning methods for tactile data

- audition in humans and robots

- vision and sense of motion in biological systems and robots

- multimodal sensory integration in humans and robots

- robotic hands and applications

All registered students will have an opportunity to present their research
during a dedicated poster session.

The preliminary programme is available at:


flyer: https://workspace.imperial.ac.uk/humanrobotics/Public/Flyer.pdf

Please send your application to biosensing-school at imperial.ac.uk, with a
short CV and a paragraph to indicate your motivation for attending this
school. Please use as subject for your e-mail application: "SensingSchool:
<Your Name>".

The registration fee is 285 euros (350 euros after 20.04.2015), which
include access to all talks (sponsored by Proto-Touch&CONTEST),
coffee-breaks, every-day lunches, welcome party, gala dinner and social
programme. Information on affordable accommodations will be available on
the website. Registration deadline: 30.4.2015.

Registration to the school will be available soon at


For more explanation please contact biosensing-school at imperial.ac.uk

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