[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Extended deadline for abstracts submissions and call for participation: Workshop on Soft Tensegrity Robotics - at Robosoft Conference, Livorno, Apr 24, 2018

Zappetti Davide davide.zappetti at epfl.ch
Thu Apr 5 15:59:38 PDT 2018


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Soft Tensegrity Robotics Workshop

at RoboSoft, The first IEEE-RAS International Conference in Soft Robotics, April 24, 2018, Livorno, Italy

Workshop Web page: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__muse.union.edu_robosoft-2Dtensegrity-2Dworkshop_-3F&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=d7uVmENl0l49AJW0TfszSqSa1c2mRhQreQWSEuW8018&s=K00oso9aKKIAGjEEBJpQmzXU9qApd4nRE2NrH4lyvwU&e=


One of the outstanding obstacles to exploring the challenges of the emerging field of soft robotics is the relative lack of low-­cost entry­-level investigative model systems. The purpose of this workshop is to introduce tensegrity structures as a compelling substrate for soft robotics research. Tensegrities are relatively simple to design and fabricate, and yet they present all the same challenges and pathologies of more conventionally soft robots. Most valuably, they are incredibly modular, requiring few distinct parts, and allowing them to scale quite well in complexity. This workshop will provide an overview of tensegrity structures and tensegrity­-based robotics, and then a hands­-on experience building and controlling tensegrity-­based soft robots.?


To partecipate please register following instructions on this page<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.robosoft2018.org_registration.html&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=d7uVmENl0l49AJW0TfszSqSa1c2mRhQreQWSEuW8018&s=Xi_lFq0GRvlYfZeH63g4P6OzMlF2C2rCyYnaXxr71mg&e=>.
Contact us for any additional information.


All interested are cordially invited to submit a 1 page abstract in IEEE format or/and apply for a demo in the hands-on experience bringing their own tensegrity robot. The authors of accepted manuscripts will be asked to give a 10-15 minutes talk.
If you are interested in being involved either as a speaker or for a demo, submit your abstract and/or demo description by email to John Rieffel at rieffelj at union.edu or/and Davide Zappetti at davide.zappetti at epfl.ch.?


  *   Workshop date: April 24, 2018. Morning session: 9:00 - 13:00 with a coffee break from 10:30 - 11:00
  *   Deadline for abstracts and participation:  Extended to April 10, 2018.


  *   Prof. John Rieffel (Union College)

  *   Davide Zappetti (EPFL)

Best regards,
Davide Zappetti

PhD Student
Laboratory of Intelligent Systems

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
MED 1 1019
Station 9
CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
+41 21 69 35903<tel:+41216935903>

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