Advances in touch enabled robotics
Eurohaptics 2016 workshop
14:00 - 18:00, July 4 2016
The workshop is taking place in the Royal School of Mines, room G.38 in the ground floor. Please see the directions on the Eurohaptics website here.
Call for participation in poster session
Participants interested in presenting their work are kindly invited to submit a half page abstract in pdf format to firstname.lastname@example.org. The extended deadline for submission is May 22nd 23:59 BST.
While robot manipulators traditionally relied on vision and some force sensing for control, recent years have seen a surge in new sensors to endow them with the sense of touch and related applications, as well as a deeper understanding of touch sensing in humans gained by experiments with advanced robotic devices. This workshop will present new tools (electronic skin, multisensory tiles etc.) available for equipping robots with the sense of touch, illustrates some of the behaviours these novel sensors enable to implement, and how this permits new ways for robots to interact with humans.
Ravinder Dahiya (University of Glasgow, UK), Gordon Cheng (Technical University Munich, Germany) and Etienne Burdet (Imperial College London, UK)
14:00 - 14:30 Whole-body sensing
Prof. Vladimir Lumelsky, University of Wisconsin-Madison
14:30 - 15:00 Touch in robotics, experiments with iCub
Prof. Giorgio Metta, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)
15:00 - 15:30 Tactile enabled robotic manipulation
Prof. Gordon Cheng, Technical University of Munich
15:30 - 16:30 Poster session and coffee break
16:30 - 17:00 Embodiment illusions with a humanoid robot
Dr. Laura Aymerich Franch, Dr. Gowrishankar Ganesh, The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
17:00 - 17:30 Conformable Electronic Skin - Technology perspective
Prof. Ravinder Dahiya, University of Glasgow
17:30 - 18:00 General discussion