[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Final CFP IROS16 Workshop: Safety-Related Sensing for Collaborative Applications

Flacco Fabrizio fflacco at dis.uniroma1.it
Tue Aug 30 01:25:13 PDT 2016

Call for Contribution and Demo

IROS 2016 Full day worksop on Safety-Related Sensing for Collaborative Applications
Oct 10, Daejeon, Korea 
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During the past decade, the interest in safe human-robot collaboration (HRC) for applications in industrial production has developed, from a niche research topic to a broad effort encompassing activities, from basic research to application profiles, and from standardization to biomechanics and ergonomics. The driving force behind the entire effort is the vision that practically relevant industrial scenarios will include both human workers with their specific expertise and robotic production assistants with their characteristic strengths, combining forces to empower a production facility with superior productivity and flexibility. 

In this scenario, the sensing and perception of the human operator is crucial. From the one hand, this need pushed companies on the development of new sensing technologies. From the other hand, researches studied how to use conventional sensors for perceiving the information needed to ensure safety. A review of such developments, and a friendly exchange of ideas and point of views between academy and industries, is the main target of the proposed workshop.

A side output of this workshop would be an initial exploration on the possibility of proposing a new IEEE RAS Technical Committee. In fact, despite safe Human-Robot Collaboration is becoming one of the main keyword of our community, none of the existing TCs was related with this important topic. 

Topics of interest

	• Safety sensing requirements for collaborative application

	• State-of-the-art safety sensing technology, covering scientific research, prototypes and existing products.

Contribute submission Information

Prospective participants are required to submit an extended abstract.
We encourage videos attachment to the paper, you can include them as link to online videos (e.g. youtube)
Demos associated to a presented work is really appreciated (see below)
All submissions will be reviewed using a single-blind review process.
Accepted contributions will be presented during the workshop as either posters or talk. 
Submissions must be sent in pdf, following the IEEE conference style (two-columns), to: flacco at lirmm.fr <mailto:flacco at lirmm.fr>, andreamaria.zanchettin at polimi.it <mailto:andreamaria.zanchettin at polimi.it>

Please, indicate [IROS 2016 Workshop] in the e-mail subject. 
- Submission Deadline: September 5
- Notification of acceptance: September 12
- Camera-ready deadline: September 16
- Workshop day: October 10

Demo submission information

Companies or researchers willing to show their demo are welcome.
Submit a request of demo presentation to  flacco at lirmm.fr <mailto:flacco at lirmm.fr>, andreamaria.zanchettin at polimi.it <mailto:andreamaria.zanchettin at polimi.it>
Please include In the request a description of the demo and the eventual request of special arrangements (e.g. table).


Hao Ding 
Fabrizio Flacco
Mikael Hedelind
Andrea M. Zanchettin


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