[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for Participation: IROS 2016 Workshop on Artistically Skilled Robots

Sylvain Calinon sylvain.calinon at idiap.ch
Wed Oct 5 03:00:33 PDT 2016

IROS 2016 Workshop on **Artistically Skilled Robots**

Monday, October 10th, 2016, 8:30-18:00, MoFT8 Workshop, room #105.

The goal of the workshop is to discuss the state of the art and the 
future of artistic applications in robotics. This is a maturing, but 
still novel area of R&D in robotics, which involves modeling and 
understanding a complex and multifaceted human behaviour that includes: 
(i) perceptual abilities, (ii) generative abilities, (iii) creativity, 
(iv) reflective abilities, (v) pedagogical abilities, and (vi) social 
skills. The workshop will concentrate on developments in robotic systems 
that can have the capacity to understand artistic styles through 
practice, to simulate the human art creation process, to produce 
artworks with a given style, and further explore and develop novel 
styles, alone or in collaboration with other robots or humans. The 
proposed theme also involves to jointly deepen our understanding of 
human creativity, while advancing robotic systems capable of producing 
and evaluating distinctive artistic styles, and having the capacity to 
interact with the world through embodied creative actions.

The workshop will discuss (but is not limited to) visual art practice, 
including sketching, painting, calligraphy, sculpting and novel forms of 
digital fabrication (e.g. ceramics, additive manufacturing). Arts 
provide a testbed for the embodiment of complex skills in robots, such 
as natural gestures and complex interactions with the environment and 
humans. This interdisciplinary topic of research is at the crossroad of 
Robot Control, Movement Science, A.I./Machine Learning, Cognitive 
Science, Computer Graphics, the Visual Arts, Psychology and Neuroscience.

Topics of interest include:

  * Robotic creativity
  * Embodied A.I.
  * Creative agents
  * Human/artist robot collaboration
  * Natural movement generation in robots
  * Transfer of artistic skills to robots
  * Public perception of robotic generated art
  * Understanding/study of human artistic skills via robots
  * Robot manipulation of artistic tools/media

**Invited speakers**

  * Kendra Byrne, X, Google, USA (previous: Google Robotics, Bot&Dolly,
  * Louis-Philippe Demers, NTU’s School of Art, Design and Media, Singapore
  * Kathrin Dörfler, Gramazio Kohler Research, Chair of Architecture and
    Digital Fabrication, ETH-Z, Switzerland
  * Roland Fischer, Science journalist, Mad Scientist Festival, Switzerland
  * Damith Herath, Human Centred Technology Research Centre, ESTeM,
    University of Canberra, Australia
  * Katsushi Ikeuchi, Microsoft Research Asia, University of Tokyo, Japan
  * Seiichiro Katsura, Keio University, Japan
  * Heather Knight, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  * Michel Taix, LAAS-CNRS, France
  * Katsuyoshi Tsujita, Osaka Institute of Technology, Japan

***Contributions****(teaser presentation and poster session)

Link: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.idiap.ch_workshop_iros2016_program&d=DQIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=50yX61fXvEA10aPQh3XbDMeyq4gNVhTxrwL-tUU8-as&s=H-Q4umY_OLlDIksFoFgMYiQxSACc392kEiLOObq60j0&e= 

Design of Perceptually Meaningful Quality in Robotic Motion
Lin Bai, Jon Bellona, Luke Dahl and Amy LaViers

Choreographing Theatrical Scenes for Aerial Robots through Keyframe 
Ellen A. Cappo, Zachary Rispoli, Nima Dehghani, Derek Mitchell, Ali 
Momeni and Nathan Michael

Collaborative painting machine
Simon Ingram

Development of FPGA–Based Wideband Machine-Drive System for Human-Skill 
Transfer Platform
Hiroki Kurumatani and Seiichiro Katsura

Polytropos Project
Christina Mamakos and Petros Stefaneas

Collaborative dance between robot and human
John McCormick, Stephanie Hutchison, Jordan Beth Vincent and Kim Vincs

Multilateral Transmission of Thermal and Force Sensations for Skill 
Satoshi Nishimura and Seiichiro Katsura

BloomBot, a Creative and Autonomous Land Art Robot
James Sham, Mark L. Jennings, and Ashish D. Deshpande

Artistic Pen drawing on an Arbitrary Surface using an 
Impedance-controlled Robot
Daeun Song, Taekhee Lee, Jungmin Kim, Sungmin Sohn and Young J. Kim

CoreoBots: robotic based evolutionary system to generate audiovisual 
Guilherme Valarini, Artemis Moroni and Jônatas Manzolli

Ars Robotica: A Movement Framework for Robots in Theater
Sai Vemprala, Ian Shelanskey, Matthew Ragan, Lance Gharavi and Srikanth 

Epsilon-Greedy Babbling - Exploitation and Exploration in Online 
Incremental Babbling
Kanta Watanabe, Shun Nishide, Manabu Gouko and Chyon Hae Kim


Frederic Fol Leymarie, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
Sylvain Calinon, Idiap Research Institute, Switzerland
Daniel Berio, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

Dr Sylvain Calinon,
Idiap Research Institute,
Martigny, Switzerland

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