[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] DEADLINE EXTENSION - Call for Posters and Demos - IROS 2016 Workshop on Evaluation and Benchmarking of Underactuated and Soft Robotic Hands

pozzi at diism.unisi.it pozzi at diism.unisi.it
Tue Aug 2 06:50:25 PDT 2016

Dear colleagues,

This is to inform you that the poster and demo submission deadline for
the IROS 2016
workshop “Evaluation and Benchmarking of Underactuated and Soft Robotic
Hands”, has been extended to August 12th, 2016.


The workshop is to be held on Monday October 10 in Daejeon, Korea, and its
aim is looking for answers to the growing need of
mathematical tools and shared standards in the emergent field of soft
manipulation. In particular, it will tackle the problem of finding
innovative ways to evaluate grasps with underactuated and soft robotic
hands. The development of such devices is a cutting-edge research topic
that requires an interdisciplinary approach. It has attracted the
attention of an increasing number of scientists from different areas,
including robotics, neuroscience, material engineering, and software
engineering, and is the main topic of recent European Projects like SOMA
(Soft-Bodied Intelligence for Manipulation). In this context, having a
common benchmarking framework for assessing the quality of compliant and
underactuated manipulation systems could foster fruitful scientific
collaborations, drive the design of new robotic hands and facilitate the
grasp execution process with existing hands.

The poster session at this workshop will give the opportunity to
researchers to discuss their latest results and ongoing research
activities with the community. During a flask talk presentation,
presenters will have one minute to introduce their work to all workshop

We also solicit suggestions for hands-on demonstrations, to give more
practical insights about the workshop topics, including innovative robotic
hand designs, grasp planning strategies, and benchmarking experiments and

To participate, please submit, by August 12th, 2016, a poster/demo title
and one page abstract (in PDF format, IROS regular paper format) via email
to all the organizers:

– Máximo A. Roa (maximo.roa at dlr.de)
– Domenico Prattichizzo (domenico.prattichizzo at iit.it)
– Monica Malvezzi (malvezzi at dii.unisi.it)
– Maria Pozzi (pozzi at diism.unisi.it)

All contributions will undergo a review by the organizers, and the authors
will be notified of acceptance by August 17th, 2016.

Kind regards,
M. Roa, D. Prattichizzo, M. Malvezzi, M. Pozzi

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