[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] IROS2017 Workshop on the Soft Morphological Design for Haptic Sensation, Interaction and Display

Liu, Hongbin hongbin.liu at kcl.ac.uk
Thu Jul 20 02:40:01 PDT 2017

Dear colleagues,


Call for Contributions

IROS2017 Workshop on the Soft Morphological Design for Haptic Sensation, Interaction and Display
September 24, 2017 - Vancouver, BC, Canada

Website:  https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__sites.google.com_site_iros17softhaptic&d=DwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=nSIJ7-SSpAKW7LLLpRW_KMkWPu-rbUMq0WFTTqgohmM&s=9YsTX4YY2JL_OqN2_L8gNZHFxPsPLm390GcK2VX-NWw&e= 

This full-day IROS workshop aim to explore synergies between researchers working at the frontiers in soft robotics and haptics, in order to gain better insights of the underlying principles of soft morphological computation for better haptics interaction. In addition, we also aim to explore how these principles can be incorporated into designing the morphology of soft robots to achieve better performance. Furthermore, we expect the workshop would be a chance for connecting the nature of soft robots to the design of the next-generation of haptic devices. The workshop is featured by invited talks on state-of-the-art work conducted by established researchers, poster session with flash introductions, and developed product/prototype demonstration.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
-       Morphological computation for object interaction and environment exploration
-       soft robot design for haptic interaction (grasping, locomotion, palpation, etc)
-       Dynamic interaction modelling and control of soft-bodied robots
-       Flexible and soft sensors
-       Haptic displays with use of soft materials
-       Active tactile sensing systems
-       Soft human-machine and haptic interface

Call for Contributions:

We invite extended abstracts of maximum 2 pages in the standard IROS conference format. Submissions will be judged by program committee and the organizers based on relevance to the workshop topics, technical quality, and novelty. Authors of accepted abstract are expected to give a teaser talk (2 minutes) and to present a poster or demonstration at the workshop.
All accepted abstracts will be invited to submit full papers to upcoming Special Issue on "Morphological Design for Haptic Interaction and Perception" on Advanced Robotics<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.tandfonline.com_loi_tadr20&d=DwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=nSIJ7-SSpAKW7LLLpRW_KMkWPu-rbUMq0WFTTqgohmM&s=5AZPfTVKBu7Y9dGIDLjmkEIrjIhRoMQgzm1fDHNSwSA&e= >

Please send all inquiries and submission to:  teng.sun at kcl.ac.uk<mailto:teng.sun at kcl.ac.uk>

Important Dates:
Submission deadline: Aug. 7,  2017 (UTC-12)
Notification of acceptance: Aug. 18,  2017
Camera ready paper: Sept. 1,  2017

Invited Speakers: (in alphabetic order)

Allison Okamura, Stanford University, USA
Christian Duriez, INRIA – Lille – Nord-Europe, France ( tentatively confirmed)
Hiromi Mochiyama, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Hongbin Liu, King’s College London, UK
Huaping Liu, Tsinghua University, China
Kaspar Althoefer, Queen Mary University of London, UK (tentatively confirmed)
Kenji Suzuki, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Matteo Bianchi, University of Pisa, Italy
Nathan Lepora, University of Bristol, UK
Shinichi Hirai, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Timothy Kowalewski, University of Minnesota, USA
Thrishantha Nanayakkara, Imperial College London, UK
Van Anh Ho, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan

Hongbin Liu, King’s College London, UK
Van Anh Ho, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan.

Best regards, Hongbin Liu

Dr. Hongbin Liu
Director, Haptic Mechatronics and Medical Robotics (HaMMeR) Lab<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__nms.kcl.ac.uk_hongbin.liu_&d=DwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=nSIJ7-SSpAKW7LLLpRW_KMkWPu-rbUMq0WFTTqgohmM&s=cQuQB5iZOseyr2i34w_aKzz-tzGVSpxn-W8nEzL8U8Y&e= >
Centre for Robotics Research
Department of Informatics, Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences
King's College London, UK
Hongbin.liu at kcl.ac.uk<mailto:Hongbin.liu at kcl.ac.uk>

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