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 The extended deadline for submission is May 22nd 23:59 BST.

Workshop abstract
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

Information about Eurohaptics 2016 conference can be found at
Registration to attend the workshop is required.