[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for Participation and Posters - ICRA 2015 Workshop on The Next Generation of Space Robotic Servicing Technologies

Craig R. Carignan craigc at ssl.umd.edu
Tue Mar 24 15:41:41 PDT 2015



                     ICRA 2015 Workshop:

 "The Next Generation of Space Robotic Servicing Technologies"

      Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 8:30am-5:30pm, Seattle, USA




Poster abstract submission: April 15, 2015
Notification of acceptance: April 30, 2015


As future space missions extend beyond the friendly confines of low earth orbit, robots are becoming an increasingly vital component on flight manifests.  While the main focus to-date has been on satellite servicing due to its high commercial potential, robots are also being considered for orbital debris removal, space construction, and asteroid sample retrieval.  The robotic technologies and automation required to carry out these missions represent a significant advancement beyond the manipulation technology used previously on the Space Shuttle, the International Space Station, and planetary rovers.  While higher demands are being driven by the more ambitious nature of the tasks, the handling of “uncooperative” targets such as satellites and asteroids, present a greater challenge.  This full-day workshop will bring together international researchers in the fields of space and servicing robotics to exchange ideas in key enabling technology areas: manipulation, contact dynamics, pose estimation, teleoperation, haptics, shared autonomy, compliant control, multi-manipulator systems, time-delay compensation, and interactions in a space environment.


Craig R. Carignan, University of Maryland
Giacomo Marani, West Virginia Robotic Technology Center
André Schiele, ESA and TU Delft
Nicholas A. Scott, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center



The workshop is soliciting posters for an interactive poster session for all participants.  To participate, please submit a poster title and one paragraph abstract via email to:  Craig Carignan <craigc at ssl.umd.edu> by April 15th.  All contributions will undergo a brief review by the organizers, and the authors will be notified of acceptance by April 30th.



• Kazuya Yoshida (Tohoku Univ.) – Recent results on contact dynamics control for capturing and handling a tumbling object
• Christoph Borst/Roberto Lampariello (DLR) – Tool Chains for Simulation and Experimental Validation of Orbital Robotic Technologies
• Brian Roberts (NASA/GSFC) – Challenges of On-Orbit Satellite Servicing
• John Ratti (MDA) – Sensors and tools for space systems servicing applications
• Glen Henshaw (NRL) – Verification and Validation Strategies for the DARPA GEO Robotics Program
• André Schiele (ESA) – ESA Hardware-in-the-Loop Satellite Servicing Testbed
• Giacomo Marani (WVRTC) – Workspace Optimization for Autonomous Mobile Manipulation
• David Akin (Univ. of Maryland) – Robotic Servicing Technologies and Neutral Buoyancy Simulation
• Sean Dougherty/Thomas Debus (MDA-US) – Development, Testing, and Qualification of Space-Rated Robotic Manipulators
• Satoko Abiko (Tohoku Univ.) - Detumbling and Capturing Strategies with Eddy Current Brake System on Orbital Space Robot
• Bernd Maediger (Airbus) – Integrated Technology Concept for Robotic On-Orbit Servicing Systems
• Schin-Ishiro Nishida (Tottori Univ.) – Space Debris Capture using Optical Navigation



This workshop is sponsored by the following RAS Technical Committees:
• Space Robotics (http://ewh.ieee.org/cmte/ras/tc/spacerobotics/)
• Mobile Manipulation (http://mobilemanipulation.org)
• Marine Robotics (http://www.ieee-ras.org/marine-robotics)

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