[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] 2nd CfP: RSS 2016 Workshop - Assistive Robotic Devices for Dynamic Locomotion

C. David Remy cdremy at umich.edu
Wed Apr 13 09:06:47 PDT 2016

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to remind you that we are now accepting submissions for
poster presentations at the RSS Workshop “Assistive Robotic Devices for
Dynamic Locomotion”.  The workshop is scheduled for Sunday, June 19th, 2016
at RSS at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


(Please see:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ram-2Dlab.engin.umich.edu_assistive-5Frobotic-5Fdevices-5Frss2016.html&d=CwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=JlxL6uUX6GUfr9Nb-iFbwoEzkSepxeCYyAt7kfEH9Ss&s=Ntt5adMt4svArRYAis0y7Tv4MbBKuSooOSMULYQVgzA&e=  for a
complete workshop description)

Assistive robotic devices constitute a growing area of robotics research.
These systems have the potential to improve mobility for millions of
people, both healthy and disabled. The goal of this full day workshop is to
provide a comprehensive discussion of active lower-limb prosthetics and
lower-limb exoskeletons that goes beyond simple questions of mechatronic
design and controller implementation. In particular, the workshop is
targeted at devices that are capable of dynamic locomotion as they replace
and /or enhance functionality. For these kinds of systems, the interaction
between user and assistive robotic device is of particular importance.
Among other topics, we will address electromechanical design, control
strategies, emulation, optimization, and clinical assessment.

Confirmed speakers include a mix of senior and junior figures from the
robotics and biomechanics communities, and the workshop features an open
call for poster submissions. Interaction between participants will be
fostered by moderator-led discussions after each talk, informal interaction
during extended break periods, a poster session, and an informal social
event at the conclusion of the workshop. Discussions will be aimed at
contrasting prevailing approaches and identifying areas for future
research. Additionally, the workshop will include a round table discussion
between participants and end users of this technology. This discussion will
help researchers develop an improved understanding of patient interest in
specific design features. Students, early-stage researchers, and
established roboticists with a growing interest in active prosthetics are
especially encouraged to attend.

**Call for Contributions**

We are now accepting submissions for poster presentations at the workshop
“Assistive Robotic Devices for Dynamic Locomotion”. Submissions should be
targeted at the topics outlined in the workshop description presented
above. In order to spark rich and fruitful discussions among attendees, we
strongly encourage the submission of ideas and projects that focus on
concepts emerging technologies and that may still be in their developmental
stages. With this in mind, we will give attendees a choice of whether their
abstract will be made publicly available on the conference webpage or not.

Please follow this link for detailed submission instructions:

**Important Dates**

Submission Deadline: April 29, 2016

Acceptance Notification: May 13,2016

Workshop Date: June 19, 2016

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Deanna Gates, Steve Collins, and I are looking forward to seeing you at RSS!

-David Remy


C. David Remy, Assistant Professor

University of Michigan

Mechanical Engineering

3436 GGBrown

2350 Hayward

Ann Arbor , MI 48109-2125, USA

+1 734 764 8797

cdremy at umich.edu


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