[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] DEADLINE EXTENDED - Call for contributions: ICRA 2017 Workshop on Advances and challenges on the development, testing and assessment of assistive and rehabilitation robots

Jorge Solis Jorge.Solis at kau.se
Mon Mar 6 03:39:30 PST 2017

 Dear Colleague,
you are invited to submit extended abstracts (2-3 pages) to next ICRA 2017 Full Day Workshop on  "Advances and challenges on the development, testing and assessment of assistive and  rehabilitation robots: Experiences from engineering and human science research" to be held at the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Singapore, 29 May 2017.

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 Expected contributions  should be submitted in the form of extended abstracts (max 2 pages) in IEEE Conference paper format.  Submissions should be in PDF format (<5MB). Please send the paper to Jorge Solis  ( <mailto:jorge.solis at kau.se> jorge.solis at kau.se) by 3 April  2017. Accepted papers will be presented at the workshop in a poster session, with short oral presentations (teaser). Outstanding contributions may be selected for full oral presentations. Selected accepted papers will also be considered for inclusion in a journal special issue that will be proposed on the topics covered by the workshop.

Submissions will be accepted as either a:
- presentation or
- teaser and poster presentation.


Important Dates:

*	Submission deadline:  3 April 2017
*	Notification of acceptance: 12 April 2017
*	Workshop Date: 29 May 2017



Assistive robots for health and welfare applications are required to display perceptual, cognitive and bodily-kinaesthetic capabilities that are natural and intuitive for older people and persons with disabilities to interact with, communicate with, work with as partners, and learn to adapt to their needs. However, the embodiment of such capabilities has been scarcely studied, so it is still required that the health and social care staff and the user groups could explore and learn how to exploit the capabilities of the assistive robots. Therefore, a multidisciplinary approach to promote the study from the engineering and human science to introduce the next generation of assistive robots is desired. The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for sharing the experiences from the engineering and human science research on the development, testing and assessment of assistive robots and present the most recent advances and challenges in order to foreseen novel designing approaches and user based studies addressing healthcare and social welfare applications in the ambient assisted living from a world-wide perspective with point of departure in interdisciplinary research collaboration.



List of topics (but are not limited to):

- Rehabilitation Robotics
- Physically Assistive Devices
- Prosthetics and Exoskeletons 
- Wearable robotics
- Welfare technology
- Mechatronics systems for assistance and rehabilitation 

We look forward to seeing you at this ICRA 2017 Workshop!

On behalf of the Organizing Committee:

- Antonio Frisoli, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy
- Jorge Solis, Karlstad University, Sweden
- Yukio Takeda, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
- Eiichiro Tanaka, Waseda University, Japan


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