[robotics-worldwide] [CFP] [Meetings] Humanoids 2016 WS: Can we build Baymax? Part 2. Making Hard Robots Soft: Sensors, Skin, and Airbags

Joohyung Kim joohyung.kim at disneyresearch.com
Mon Sep 26 17:01:58 PDT 2016

Dear Colleagues,

        Call For Contribution

Full-day Workshop at Humanoids 2016:
"Can we build Baymax? Part 2. Making Hard Robots Soft: Sensors, Skin, and

WESTIN Resort & Spa Cancun, Cancun, Mexico
November 15th, 2016

URL: www.cs.cmu.edu/~cga/humanoids16workshop


We are glad to announce that the full-day workshop "Can We Build Baymax?
Part 2. Making Hard Robots Soft: Sensors, Skin, and Airbags" will be held
on November 15, 2016, at IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoids
Robots (Humanoids 2016), Cancun, Mexico. We invite you to contribute and to
participate in this workshop.

The workshop's topics include, but are not limited to:

- Proprioceptive and exteroceptive sensors (tactile/force/proximity/whole-body
- Inflatable skin and airbags
- Soft mechanisms for physical human-robot interaction
- Human-friendly humanoid design and implementation
- Self recovery/healing technology for robots

Confirmed speaker (alphabetical order):

- Chris Atkeson (Carnegie Mellon University)
- Gordon Cheng (Technical University Munich)
- Masayuki Inaba (University of Tokyo)
- Shuuji Kajita (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and
Technology (AIST))
- Joohyung Kim (Disney Research)
- Jinoh Lee (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia)
- Janos Rudan (Optoforce)
- Hee-Sup Shin (University of Maryland)
- Akihiko Yamaguchi (Carnegie Mellon University)

(Tentative Schedule)

08:45-09:00 Introduction by the organizers
09:00-10:30 3 talks + Q&A
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 3 talks + Q&A
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 3 talks + Q&A
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-17:30 Interactive session (3min teaser + Poster)
17:30-18:00 Discussion on topics
18:00-18:15 Closing

   Abstract Submission

The workshop will host an interactive poster session. The presenters in
this session will be given the opportunity for an hour-long interactive
poster presentation including a 3-minute spotlight pitch talk.

Important dates:

October 16, 2016: Submissions due
October 23, 2016: Acceptance notification
November 15, 2016: Workshop

To participate, please submit an abstract (1-2 pages, double-column, PDF)
via email to
Joohyung Kim: joohyung.kim at disneyresearch.com or
Jinoh Lee: jinoh.lee at iit.it

Please use the IEEE templates for conference below, and submit the final


Chris Atkeson (Carnegie Mellon University)
Joohyung Kim (Disney Research)
Jinoh Lee (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia)
Katsu Yamane (Disney Research)

Please visit www.cs.cmu.edu/~cga/humanoids16workshop for more details.

Looking forward to meeting you in Cancun!

Best Regards,
Workshop organizers

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