[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] London, UK: Soft Robotics in Arts and Engineering at QMUL this week on Thursday and Friday

Ildar Farkhatdinov ildar.info at gmail.com
Mon Nov 28 12:19:29 PST 2016

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of Advanced Robotics Centre, AI & Robotics Society and Kaspar
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL),

we would like to invite you to the two day event on soft robotics in London
(part of European Robotics Week):

States of Flux - Soft Robotics in Arts and Engineering
When: Thursday 1/12/2016 17:00-20:00 - Friday 2/12/2016 15:00-18:00
Venue: QMUL Mile End Campus, People's Palace bld, Room PP2 (underground
stations Stepney Green or Mile End)
Map: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.qmul.ac.uk_docs_about_26065.pdf&d=DgIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=W0Y0k6Dc_Porzrd2y7079v_jfRqmuyvBy9_XjzDSrU8&s=cvNv8vXKUxoox_obGnN6YQw0_7af3D2PBPGK68md698&e= 

Free registration:

Planned programme:

On Thursday:
17:00 - Presentations (15-20 mins)
Introduction by Kaspar Althoefer
Julie Freeman – Soft Robots as a means to represent Biological Behaviour
Caroline Yan Zhang –  Sentimental Robots: Explore Soft Robotics as Emotive
Fumiya Iida – Self Assembly in Soft Robots
Kaspar Althoefer – Stiffness-Controllable Structures: From Biology to a new
Paradigm in Soft Robotics
Thrishantha Nanayakkara – Computational Morphology in Soft Robotics
Lorenzo Jamone – Soft tactile sensors for dexterous robotic manipulation
Mini Saaj – How to control Soft and Flexible Robots
19:30 Discussion and demonstration in the ARQlab, refreshments

On Friday:
15:00 - Presentations (15-20 mins)
Introduction by Kaspar Althoefer
Ruairi Glynn – Soft Robotics in Arts, Design and Architecture
Helge Wurdemann – Soft Robotics Concepts for Haptics
Jelizaveta Konstantinova – Tool and tissue interaction during palpation
Ali Shafti – Wearable Technologies
Mark Miodownik - Wearable Assistive Materials (via Video-Link)
Agostino Stilli – The Variable Stiffness Link: A Modern Look at Robotic
Ataka Ahmad – Motion Planning for Soft Robots in Unstructured Environments
Ettore Barbieri – Modelling Softness
Ildar Fakhatdinov – Motion Analysis for Human-Robot Interaction
Hongbin Liu – Sensing and Perceiving the tactile Environment in Soft Robots
17:30 Discussion and demonstration in the ARQlab, refreshments

Best regards,

Ildar Farkhatdinov

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