[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for Contributions - IROS 2018 Workshop - Development of Agile Robots

Navvab Kashiri navvab.kashiri at iit.it
Mon Jul 30 03:51:50 PDT 2018

Call for Contributions

Development of Agile Robots, IROS 2018, 5 October, Madrid, Spain

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The improvements in design and control of robotic systems achieved over 
the past few decades in software/hardware development, result in rapid 
functioning of robots in designed and structured environments e.g. in 
industry. In contrast, the manipulation/locomotion agility of even the 
most dynamic robots when operating in unstructured environments, is yet 
many times lower than that of most of biological systems, i.e. humans 
and animals. Such a deficiency results in slow performance of robotic 
platforms in real-world scenarios, ranging from disaster-response cases 
to health-care and service tasks. It consequently leads to failure in 
fulfilling the tasks, as it is often crucial for the robot to quickly 
respond/react. The progress in robot agility can therefore considerably 
influence the viable exploitation of robotics in all real-world 
applications demanding responsiveness and agility. To this end, it is 
necessary to utilize novel design and control approaches. The proposed 
workshop focuses on a set of state-of-the-art interdisciplinary topics 
required for novel robot design and control, to allow for the 
development of agile robotic systems capable of executing dynamic 
motions and quickly responding to external/internal state changes.
Call for Contributions:

The workshop is soliciting contributed papers presented to all 
participants during interactive/poster sessions. The organizers are 
happy to receive extended abstract submissions of 1-2 pages in IEEE 
workshop page layout. The PDF files should be sent via email to 
navvab.kashiri at iit.it

The workshop scope includes but is not limited to the following topics 
of interest:

         Robot linkage structure/material,
         Multi-articulation and novel drive topologies,
         High peak power actuation,
         High efficiency transmission,
         Actuation unit placement,
         Passive parallel/series compliance,
         Cooling systems,

         Bio-inspired/Optimal motion rendering,
         Explosive impact/disturbance absorption/damping,
         Explosive motion generation,
         Thermal management,
         Motor flux tuning,
Invited Speakers: (in alphabetic order)

Alin Albu-Schäffer - German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany
Auke Jan Ijspeert - École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), 
Claudio Semini - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Italy
Ioannis Poulakakis - University of Delaware, USA
Joohyung Kim - Disney research, USA
Luis Sentis - University of Texas at Austin, USA
Marco Hutter - Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH), Switzerland
Sangbae Kim - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA

Navvab Kashiri - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
Jörn Malzahn - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
Nikos Tsagarakis - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy

-- -------------------------------------------- Navvab Kashiri 
(B.Sc.Eng., M.Sc.Eng., Ph.D.) Senior Post-doctoral Researcher Istituto 
Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) Department of Advanced Robotics Humanoids & 
Human Centred Mechatronics Lab Phone: +39 010 71781 582 

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