[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] last call for paper : Task-Informed Grasping (TIG) for rigid and deformable object manipulation

Amir Ghalamzan Esfahani A.GhalamzanEsfahani at bham.ac.uk
Sat Jul 21 09:31:49 PDT 2018

IROS 2018 Workshop on “Task-Informed Grasping (TIG) for rigid and deformable object manipulation”
Date: October 01, 2018
Location: The Madrid Municipal Conference Centre, Madrid, Spain
URL: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.birmingham.ac.uk_iros18&d=DwIF-g&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=AxaZ7_Q2LCucI0cHdenTzyvd3VGirzI6HNmrEHAoVBE&s=nUx_trVxSpHrYUU0g3pSU-V5okZ-tEzzKtnxbYO9T60&e=

Workshop focus:
Smart grasping and manipulation (i.e. making stable contacts on an object's surface and acting smartly on it) are crucial for robots functioning in our society. Recent advances in robotic grasping have shown promising results; however, for making robots see, perceive, decide and act in a way a human or a primate does, many challenges still need to be addressed. Cognitive science revealed that primates anticipate the outcome of grasping actions. This permits successful manipulation of deformable and rigid-body objects. For instance, to tie a knot or simultaneous manipulation and cutting a deformable tissue during medical procedures, a human predicts that grasping parts of the deformable object enables successful task completion. Indeed, scientists have shown these smart anticipatory grasping and object coordination- i.e. Task-Informed Grasping (TIG)- is mostly performed based on the (i) optimal affordance, (ii) minimum spending energy, and (iii) providing maximum reachability along an intended trajectory. To better integrate robots into our society, TIG must be properly understood and addressed to mimic human predictive grasp planning.  Topics of interest are included but not limited to:
  *   task-informed grasping,
  *   Proper grasping for Human-Robot Collaboration,
  *   Task-informed grasping of deformable objects,
  *   Affordance-informed grasping,
  *   Safety-informed grasping,
  *   Obstacle avoidance informed grasping,
  *   Deep learning for task-informed grasping,
  *   Challenge of  task-informed grasping, grasp learning and grasp stability analysis
  *   Kinematics-informed grasping, and
  *   Dynamics-informed grasping
Submission guidelines:
Submissions are welcome in any of the two categories:
1.        extended abstract (Maximum 2 pages): new ideas on Task-informed grasping and/or late-breaking results;
2.        full paper (maximum 6 pages): will be accepted based on their quality, originality, and relevance to the workshop. Authors of selected papers may be asked to submit extended versions of their papers for an RA-L special issue. Submitted papers should not be under consideration for publication anywhere else. Submission of papers and review process will be handled through EasyChair conference management system. Submissions should follow the IROS format here https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ras.papercept.net_conferences_support_tex.php&d=DwIF-g&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=AxaZ7_Q2LCucI0cHdenTzyvd3VGirzI6HNmrEHAoVBE&s=pOFZV6qGoLWiPp6W3gMHg8pvH6MUFGhNWRllDdZgi1E&e=.

Please submit your paper on:
and also email your paper to
workshop.tig at gmail.com
by the following deadline.

Important Dates:
[All times are British Summer Time]

  *   Papers submission deadline: July 15th, 2018 -> extended deadline: August 01, 2018
(see Easychair CFP   https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__easychair.org_cfp_iros-2D18&d=DwIF-g&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=AxaZ7_Q2LCucI0cHdenTzyvd3VGirzI6HNmrEHAoVBE&s=s57L8Co_dCwQ-VNZEdJRv9uYK_wpjR4YNmIehisKo74&e= )
  *   Acceptance Notification: July 30th, 2018 -> August 20th, 2018
  *   Camera Ready deadline: September 1st, 2018 -> September 15th, 2018
  *   Registration deadline: see IROS web site at  https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.iros2018.org_registration&d=DwIF-g&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=AxaZ7_Q2LCucI0cHdenTzyvd3VGirzI6HNmrEHAoVBE&s=IEAH7vbeIrnmDJcxC3N04JCbln0tocLjsB5GlpF31d8&e=
  *   Workshop date: October 1st, 2018

Dr. Amir Ghalamzan (University of Birmingham)
Farshid Alambeigi (Johns Hopkins University)
Sahba Aghajani (University of California, Los Angeles )
Dr. Renaud Detry (Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) - NASA)
Prof. Veronica J. Santos (University of California, Los Angeles )
Prof. Rustam Stolkin (University of Birmingham)

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