[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Deadline Extended CFP - IROS workshop on Dexterity acquisition in object manipulation

Tetsuyou Watanabe twata at se.kanazawa-u.ac.jp
Wed Sep 21 06:38:07 PDT 2016

(Apologies for multiple copies due to cross-posting)
Dear colleagues,

We extended the deadline for the submission of extended abstract of new or
ongoing works for presenting at IROS 2016 workshop "Dexterity acquisition
in object manipulation", to be held on Monday October 10 in Daejeon, Korea.

Please submit your extended abstract of 1-4 pages in IROS regular paper
format via Email to daom at se.kanazawa-u.ac.jp.
*The new deadline is September 30th, 2016*
Notification of acceptance will be announced by October 4th, 2016.

Please see the following site for the detail.
<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__zkks.w3.kanazawa-2Du.ac.jp_IROS2016WS_&d=DQIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=Jy2tsss3zlWl7GUCC7NPXLQdan36Vwk6S9_80izfJbI&s=D73gNsw-ImLriaVoZ_J6YiI32OFFKI9jeY9v4LKt2M0&e= >

The aim of this workshop is to understand how human acquires dexterity in
object manipulation, discuss the possibility of its application in robotic
systems, and to draw key strategies for dealing with robotic dexterous
manipulation in next generation.
The level of dexterous manipulation by robots is currently far from that of
human being. What can improve the ability of robots? One hint might be to
understand the approaches of human being in dexterity acquisition.
Software viewpoints: Robotic surgical systems are now popular for minimally
invasive surgeries. In order to operate the robot, surgeons have to learn
complex procedures. The methodology for facilitating the learning process
and investigation of human behavior in the learning process could provide
an insight for constructing learning based dexterous manipulation by
robots. Prosthetic hand and arm are controlled by amputee people via neural
signals such as EMG or EEG. The object manipulation has to be done by the
limited number of control inputs. The control strategies for prosthetic
hand could be a candidate of new control schema for robotic manipulation.
The hypothesis of muscle synergy, which is considered to be a key for
dexterity in human, also could provide valuable insights on robotic
Hardware viewpoints: The structure of human finger and hand play an
important role for dexterous manipulation. It was acquired in the process
of evolution. The key structures for dexterity are also valid for key
structure of robotic hand design.
Software viewpoints can provide new planning strategy or new control
schema, while hardware viewpoints can provide new design of robotic hands
(and arms). By elevating a relationship between the both viewpoints, this
workshop will accelerate to generate next challenge topics in dexterous
manipulation by robots.
After introducing these topics in oral, poster session will be held for
making an opportunity of close interaction between researchers in different
fields, in order to make a trigger for next object manipulation challenge.

The poster session at this workshop will give the opportunity to
researchers to discuss their latest results in different fields. The
presenters will have a quick oral introduction of their works to WS


Tetsuyou Watanabe
Kensuke Harada
Mitsunori Tada

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