[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for Abstracts and Participation: ICRA 2019 Workshop on Tensegrity Robotics

Rieffel, John rieffelj at union.edu
Mon Feb 25 09:23:40 PST 2019

*Call for Abstracts and Participation*

*ICRA 2019 Tensegrity Robotics Workshop*

*Montreal, Quebec *

*23-24 May, 2019*

The purpose of this workshop is to provide a forum to discuss recent
advances and challenges in the field of tensegrity robotics. As compliant
structures with tunable stiffness, tensegrities are a compelling platform
with which to study the spectrum of robotic morphologies, from soft to
rigid. Tensegrities are relatively simple to design and fabricate, and yet
they present all the same challenges of more conventional robots. Most
valuably, they are incredibly modular, requiring few distinct parts, and
allowing them to scale quite well in complexity. This workshop will provide
participants with an opportunity to present and discuss the current
state-of-the-art in tensegrity robotic research, through a series of
invited talks, a solicited poster/demo session, and an interactive panel

*Important Dates:*

*Abstract Submission: *18 Mar, 2019

*Author Notification: *1 Apr, 2019

*Camera-Ready:* 6 May, 2019

We welcome submissions of up to 4-page extended abstracts as PDF in the
standard ICRA *IEEE conference format*
<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.ieee.org_conferences_publishing_templates.html&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=vc_Hh1kXfBnM1E85ZrxCjzHa4o62Wwr5bd3kLjL0DjQ&s=LCT2P4JGbhYxL_7DjQaapZjVLVycafwNAAV43F1gXU0&e=>. All
submissions will be peer-reviewed by our organizers and selected on the
basis of originality, technical quality, and relevance to workshop topics.
We strongly encourage the presentation of early research on emerging topics
and early results, and the participation of young researchers - including
undergraduates -  in order to foster mentorship in the community.

Authors of accepted abstracts are expected to give a brief *poster
pitch,  *present
their poster at the workshop, and if possible provide a hands-on demo.  All
accepted papers and posters will be made available in the workshop website
- and will also be considered for any future Journal Special Issues on
tensegrity robotics.

Submissions can be sent to the workshop chair,  rieffelj at union.edu.

More information can be found on our web page


   - Valter Böhm (OTH Regensburg)
   - Dario Floreano (EPFL)
   - John Rieffel (Union College)
   - Massimo Vespignani (NASA Ames)

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