[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] IROS 2016, Full-Day Workshop: Assistance and Service Robotics in a Human Environment

Samer Mohammed samer.mohammed at u-pec.fr
Sat Oct 1 08:27:24 PDT 2016

Call for Participation

[apologies for multiple postings]

IROS2016 (Full-Day Workshop)  Friday, 14 October, 08:30-18:15, Room: 103

Workshop URL: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__lissi.fr_iros-2Dar2016_doku.php&d=DQIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rStC00sfV_qVWqlcnmGhKrRoTMim5rLso-FTzVW2NfNyo&m=LFCxWVi-pIHYoOZq0x8rzGhUhK0EuPb9UPQDgH6kebk&s=I2EQb4zyJJrLy-8mWfUio9vXqVNO4AE-x2uo4Qz7c4k&e= 

This workshop will focus on assistance and service robotics in a human 
environment in different contexts of human life. This major research 
issue will affect our lives in the near future. The integral assistance 
systems are robotic modules and technological aids in general for 
personal assistance, such as robots, mobile bases, electric wheelchairs, 
soft robot manipulator arm. They can support disabled and elderly people 
with special needs in their living environment. Assistive and Service 
Robotics covers a broad spectrum of research topics ranging from 
intelligent robots acting as a servant, secretary, or companion to 
intelligent robotic functions such as autonomous wheelchair navigation, 
embedded robotics, ambient intelligence and smart spaces. Some 
international industrials already think that smart houses or smart 
buildings (with sensors, actuators and computer capabilities) can be 
already considered as “static robots”. According to this vision, adding 
a mobile robot inside the house or the building could endow the whole 
system with “mobility capabilities”. This workshop will focus on the 
assistance in terms of mobility, social interaction, as well as everyday 
chores that are particularly relevant to the elderly. Topics related to 
social interaction, smart homes, mobility assistance, healthcare and 
wellbeing would be covered. Fundamental and technological research, in 
particular, the one related to autonomous indoor vehicles, sensor and 
actuators networks, wearable and ubiquitous technologies, and 
human-robot interaction, will be addressed.

Invited speakers
1. Wolfram Burgard, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany
2. Norihiro Hagita, ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication 
Laboratories, Kyoto, Japan
3. Francesco Nori, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genoa, Italy
4. Jong-Hwan Kim, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer 
Science, KAIST, Korea
5. Kyoungchul Kong, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sogang 
University, Seoul, Korea
6. François Michaud, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
7. Ryad Chellali, Nanjing Tech University, China
8. Rachid Alami, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France
9. Gentiane Venture, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
10. Amit Kumar Pandey, SoftBank Robotics (formerly Aldebaran Robotics) 
Paris, France
11. Myunghee Kim, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

8:30 – 10:00    Invited Talks
- Jong-Hwan Kim, Task Intelligence for Service Robots
- Ryad Chellali, Gesture and speech based interactions with personal 
assistant in public spaces
- Kyoungchul Kong, Robotic Assistance for Incomplete Paraplegic 
Patients: from Theory to Practice

10:00 - 10:30    Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:30    Invited Talks /Interactive session- contributed papers
Invited Talks:
- Wolfram Burgard, Techniques for Robot Navigation and Manipulation 
amongst People
- Myunghee Kim, Step-to-step ankle push-off work modulation can reduce 
balance-related effort in a robotic ankle-foot prosthesis
- Amit Kumar Pandey, Socially Intelligent Robots at the intersection of 
Service and Assistance: An Industrial perspective

Interactive session - contributed papers:
- Y.H Yoo, D.H Kim, G.M. Park, I.B. Jeong, S.H. Baek, S.J. Ryu and J.H. 
Kim, Memory-based Realization of Task Intelligence for Robots in Human 
- A. Yorozu and M. Takahashi, Navigation for Gait Measurement Robot 
Evaluating Dual-task Performance Considering Following Human in Living Space

12:30 - 14:00    Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:30    Invited Talks /Interactive session - contributed papers
Invited Talks:
- Francesco Nori, iCub Whole-Body Force Regulation with distributed 
tactile sensing
- Rachid Alami, On Planning for Human-Robot Joint Action

Interactive session- contributed papers:
- J. Choi, B.J. Lee and B.T. Zhang, Human Body Orientation Estimation 
using Convolutional Neural Network
- V. Gaurav, N. Koganti, R. Nakata, R. P. Joshi and T. Shibata, 
Extremity Detection From a Pile Of Garments Using Bayesian GP-LVM

15:30 - 16:00    Coffee Break

16:00 – 18:00    Invited Talks /Interactive session - contributed papers
Invited Talks:
- Norihiro Hagita, Robot Signage Services Using Smart Networked Robotics
- François Michaud, Integrating Navigation, Recognition and Reasoning on 
Robots Operating in Human Environments
- Gentiane Venture, Motion science for HRI

Interactive session - contributed papers:
- C. Fage, D. Daney, M. Iturburu and J.P. Merlet, Different Levels of 
Needs to Design a Smart-Rollator for Gait Rehabilitation Programs: 
Working with Health Professionals
- Q. Yan, J. Huang and W. Huo, Human-Robot Coordination Stability for 
Fall Detection and Prevention Using Cane Robot

18:00 - 18:15    Closing remarks

Workshop Organisers:
Samer Mohammed (UPEC, France), Yacine Amirat (UPEC, France), David Daney 
(INRIA Bordeaux, France), Abdelghani Chibani (UPEC, France), Anne 
Spalanzani (INRIA Rhône-Alpes, France), and Ren Luo (NTU, Taiwan).

University of Paris-Est, Créteil (UPEC)
Laboratory of Images, Signals and Intelligent Systems (LISSI)
Tel. +33 (0)1 41 80 73 18
Fax. +33 (0)1 41 80 73 76

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