[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for Contribution (Deadline extension): ICRA 2019 Workshop - Human movement science for pHRC

Pauline Maurice pauline.maurice at inria.fr
Mon Mar 11 01:50:22 PDT 2019


Title: Human Movement Science for Physical Human-Robot Collaboration
Event: Full-day workshop
Location: ICRA 2019, Montreal, Canada, room 520e
Website: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__hms2019icra.mit.edu_&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=1wN5TcmF4DFFlaDUlA7jbTw0tUSK6_9sgS2ngEqFiLU&s=1k5rwyr9cglwVv0rr_NpjcwozAKG-Vc5iXGpzjK_VfA&e= 
//*Important dates*/
*Submission deadline:* *April 7, 2019*
*Notification of acceptance:* *April 15, 2019*
Workshop: May 23, 2019
//*Workshop description*/
In recent years, the physical separation between humans and robots has 
started to disappear, with robots moving from a purely secluded 
industrial context into the human world. Applications of physical 
human-robot collaboration (pHRC) are becoming more common in industrial, 
rehabilitation and service robotics (e.g., bi-manual cooperation and 
assembly with collaborative robots or physical assistance with 
exoskeletons). Successful and comfortable cooperative execution of a 
task requires intuitive, efficient and safe interaction between both 
actors. Physical collaboration between a human and a robot therefore 
entails a series of questions on the understanding and modeling of human 
movement, and their applications to human-centered design and control of 
robots. On one hand, assistive robots need to anticipate and adapt to 
the user's movements to provide the appropriate assistance. On the other 
hand, robots' behaviors need to be easily understandable by humans to 
enable a seamless interaction and facilitate robots deployment. Only 
then can the physical capacities of assistive robots fully serve human 
This workshop will emphasize the human side of the collaboration by 
bringing together experts from both the neuroscience and the robotics 
communities who share a common interest in this growing field of pHRC. 
Neuroscience experts will review existing knowledge, concepts and tools 
for the understanding and modeling of human cooperative movement, while 
robotics experts will present applications and challenges of human-robot 
collaboration. Such exchanges are intended to pave the way towards the 
development of common research directions. The workshop will consist of 
invited talks from prominent speakers, interactive demo and poster 
sessions from selected contributions, and a panel discussion.

/*Call for contribution*/
We welcome contributions for poster presentation or demonstration. 
Demonstrations can be videos, devices, sensors, or robots. Contributions 
should be submitted in the form of an extended abstract or short paper, 
and specify the type of contribution (poster or demo). Abstract for 
demos should include a description of the type of demo, content, 
duration, requirements in terms of power supply, space, desks, TV 
stands, etc. All selected contributions will be presented in a spotlight 
session (2 min), then during the interactive session at coffee and lunch 
breaks. Please note that the abstract of selected contributions will be 
posted on the workshop website.

Submission format: Extended abstract in PDF format, using IEEE template  
(1 or 2 pages)
Submission: By email using the following address: 
hms-2019-organizers at mit.edu <mailto:hms-2019-organizers at mit.edu>. Please 
use "[HMS2019] Poster/Demo contribution - Name of first author" for the 
title of your email, with the appropriate contribution type (poster or demo)
//*Topics of interest*/
- Human motor and neuromuscular control
- Kinematic and dynamic modeling of human movement
- Measurement and analysis of human movement
- Prediction of human movement
- Human-human collaboration
- Physical human-robot collaboration
- Human movement informing the design and control of assistive devices
- Ergonomics in pHRC
- Safety in pHRC
- Exoskeletons and wearable robots
- Industrial collaborative robots
//*Invited speakers*/
- Dagmar Sternad, Northeastern University, USA
- Lena Ting, Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
- Marco Santello, Arizona State University, USA
- Jan Babič, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
- Katja Mombaur, Heidelberg University, Germany
- Stanislas Brossette, Wandercaft
- Dana Kulić, University of Waterloo, Canada
- Myunghee Kim, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
- Luka Peternel, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
- Elizabeth Croft, Monash Universitym Australia

Pauline Maurice, INRIA Nancy Grand-Est, France
Meghan Huber, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Claudia Latella, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
Serena Ivaldi, INRIA Nancy Grand-Est, France
Neville Hogan,  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Pauline Maurice, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher
INRIA Nancy Grand Est
615 Rue du Jardin botanique
54600 Villers-lès-Nancy
Email: pauline.maurice at inria.fr

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