[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CFP Robots for Assisted Living - IROS'2018 Workshop - DEADLINE EXTENSION

RobotsFor AssistedLiving robforal.workshop at gmail.com
Fri Jul 6 06:01:00 PDT 2018

Robots for Assisted Living - IROS'2018 Workshop

October 5, 2018 - IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots
and Systems - Madrid, Spain


The deadline for this workshop has now been extended to the *5th August

Call for contributions:

Participants are invited to submit extended abstracts (2-4 pages) of work
relevant to the Robots for Assisted Living workshop, following the IEEE
conference template (Latex). Publications to be presented at the main
conference are also welcome. The accepted contributions will be posted on
the workshop website. Information about the workshop can be found  here

Please submit your contributions before August 5, 2018, via email to
robforal.workshop at gmail.com.

Accepted contributions will be presented as short oral presentation and
poster contribution. It is expected that presentation will be short
(~5mins) to give opportunity for all presenters to highlight the key
findings of their research and identify their poster to the audience.
Furthermore, we plan to invite a selected number of papers from all
extended abstracts to submit their work to a special issue journal (to be
defined). This special issue will cover the main topics of interest of this
workshop. The workshop is supported by the RAS Technical Committee on
Rehabilitation and Assistive Robotics (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.ieee-2Dras.org_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=SNHKa0Ev6bXXQ1Lvq4uWd_u7lQ6ZBmIAXOURLnCm-n4&s=Co4BcHbxAqB4_tUy7AgqF1n7JTwzMJaABtPygaoMIPA&e=


With the increase in life expectancy and the shortage of caregivers in
developed countries, robotic assistive technologies are getting rising
attention in many different contexts worldwide. This workshop aims at
bringing together persons working in the field of assistive robotics for
healthcare and daily living, with the goal of discussing ongoing
challenges, research directions, requirements and applications in this
rapidly growing field. Robotics for assisted living spans a wide range of
robotics expertise, including (physical) human-robot interaction, safety,
verbal and nonverbal communication, interfaces, adaptive and compliant
control, learning and adaptation for personalized assistance, analysis and
recognition of daily living activities.

A tight integration of these diverse components is required to build
adaptive and personalized assistive systems. This workshop aims at
providing an overview of the current state of the art, discuss the
available technologies and frameworks that can help at integrating these
different components, the potential barriers (both at technical and
technology transfer levels), and the next challenges that we need to tackle
to bring robots into different healthcare and assisted living scenarios.

Important dates:

Paper submission deadline: 5th August 2018

Notification of acceptance: 24th August 2018

Camera ready version and slides (2-3 slides pdf): 3rd September 2018

Workshop day: 5th October 2018

Topics of interest:

- Robotic aids for activities of daily living and healthcare

- Care assistance with robots

- Personalized robotic assistance

- Safety in HRI context

- Multimodal human-robot interfaces for assistive robotics

- Verbal and nonverbal interaction strategies

- Adaptive and compliant control methodologies

- Physical Human-robot interaction

- Learning from demonstration

- Rehabilitation robotics

- Wearable robots: Exoskeletons, actuated orthoses and prostheses

- Cloth manipulation and dressing assistance


If you have any question about the workshop, please contact the organisers
at: robforal.workshop at gmail.com.

Organising Committee

The committee members are:

- Prof. Yiannis Demiris

- Prof. Tomohiro Shibata

- Prof. Carme Torras

- Prof. Sanja Dogramadzi

- Dr. Sylvain Calinon

- Dr. Aleksandar Jevtić

- Dr. Greg Chance

- Dr. Praminda Caleb-Solly

- Dr. Guillem Alenyà

Invited Speakers

- Prof. Yiannis Demiris

- Prof. Tomohiro Shibata

- Prof. Manuela M. Veloso

- Prof. C. Karen Liu (TBC)

- Prof. Vaclav Hlavac

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