[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Workshop on Twisted String Actuation @ IROS'16: Final Call for Participation

Igor Gaponov igor at koreatech.ac.kr
Fri Aug 19 02:43:27 PDT 2016

Call for participation

*IROS’16, Workshop on Twisted String Actuation: State of the Art,
Challenges and New Applications*

Half-Day Workshop

October 10th, 2016, Daejeon, South Korea


We kindly invite researchers and engineers who are currently involved in
the area of twisted string actuation for participation in the workshop.
Workshop details: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www-2Dlar.deis.unibo.it_people_gpalli_TwistedString-5F&d=DQIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=2Ignc6l3_J1NBGz6k9sJctlLKmm6NXP32r0bbWB4MfI&s=Fx1SG7Yug4Zglx1vPnJAHP2nlcNTpn6TQbVHk6k9FAI&e= 

The workshop aims to bring together researchers working on twisted string
actuation, engineers from industry and scientists with experience in the
areas of mechanism design and compliant and flexible actuators. One of the
principle outcomes of the workshop is to assist in making novel twisted
string-based devices and technologies more suitable for various
applications in industry and daily life. The workshop also aims at
strengthening collaboration between research groups working in this field
around the world, at attracting interest from the engineering community
towards the emerging transmission technology of twisted string actuation.
We hope that this event will bring with it new and exciting collaboration
and funding opportunities.

List of Confirmed Invited Speakers:


Thomas Low, SRI International

Gunter Niemeyer, Disney Research

Kyung-Soo Kim, KAIST

Moshe Shoham, Israel Institute of Technology

Takahiro Inoue, Okayama Prefectural University

Igor Gaponov, Korea University of Technology and Education

Gianluca Palli, University of Bologna,

Ivan Godler, Twist Drive Technologies, Inc.

Call for Contributions:


The prospective candidates are welcome to submit their contribution for
participation in:

 - Oral session (maximum 3 page long abstract in the standard IROS format)

 - Poster session (maximum 2 page long abstract)

The abstracts for both oral and poster presentations should be submitted to
igor at koreatech.ac.kr

Important Dates
Deadline for Abstract Submission for Oral Participation: September 10th,

Deadline for Abstract Submission for Poster Session: September 10th, 2016
Notification of acceptance: September 20th, 2016

TSA workshop at IROS 2016 in Daejeon: October 10th, 2016

For more details on the workshop, please see


Best regards,

The Workshop Organizers
Igor Gaponov1, Gianluca Palli2, Chris May3, Jee-Hwan Ryu1,

1Korea University of Technology and Education
2University of Bologna
3Saarland University (LAT)

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