Program

October 28th, 2010

Session 1: Design of  Variable Stiffness Actuators

  • 8:30 – 8:50 P. Robuffo Giordano. Welcome and introduction by the organizers
  • 8:50 – 9:30 Invited Talk: Darwin Caldwell. Humanoids Among Us: Mechanisms and Challenges.
  • 9:30 – 9:50 J.-J. Park and J.-B. Song. Design and Analysis of a Safe Robot Arm using Safe Joint Mechanism for Physical Human-Robot Interaction.
  • 9:50 – 10:10 M. Laffranchi, N. G. Tsagarakis, and D. G. Caldwell. Introducing Variable Physical Damping in Compliant Robotic Joints: the VPDA Actuation System.
  • 10:10 – 10:30 A. Jafari, N. G. Tsagarakis, and D. G. Caldwell. AwAS: Energetically Efficient Actuator for Tuning Joint Stiffness.
  • 10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break

 

Session 2: Control of  Variable Stiffness Actuators

  • 11:00 – 11:40 Invited Talk: Claudio Melchiorri. Design of Robot Hands: Anthropomorphism, Compliance and Control
  • 11:40 – 12:00 F. Flacco and A. De Luca. On Control of Flexible Joint: Gravity Cancellation and Stiffness Estimation.
  • 12:00 – 12:20 L. C. Visser, R. Carloni, and S. Stramigioli. Energy Efficient Actuation with Variable Stiffness Actuators.
  • 12:20 – 12:40 A. Serio, G. Grioli, I. Sardellitti, N. G. Tsagarakis, and A. Bicchi. Decoupled Impedance Observer for a Variable Stiffness Robot.
  • 12:40 – 13:40 Lunch

 

Session 3: Human-Robot Interaction

  • 13:40 – 14:20 Invited Talk: Rachid Alami. On Some Decisional Issues in Human-Robot Interaction
  • 14:20 – 14:40 T. Collins. Toward a Robust Sensor Interpretation Framework for Human Friendly Robot Systems.
  • 14:40 – 15:00 A. Aly and A. Tapus. Gestures Imitation with a Mobile Robot in the Context of Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) for Children with Autism.
  • 15:00 – 15:20 J. Peters, J. Kober, K. Mülling, O. Krömer, D. Nguyen-Tuong, Z. Wang, M. Rodriguez Gomez, and M. Grosse-Wentrup. Learning as a key ability for Human-Friendly Robots.
  • 15:20 – 15:50 Coffee break

 

Session 4: Haptics/Teleoperation

  • 15:50 – 16:30 Invited Talk: Domenico Prattichizzo. A synergy-based approach to haptic and graphic rendering for human hands
  • 16:30 – 16:50 S. M. C. Alaimo, L. Pollini, J. P. Bresciani, and H. H. Bülthoff. Augmented Human-Machine Interface: Providing a Novel Haptic Cueing to the Tele-Operator.
  • 16:50 – 17:10 P. Robuffo Giordano, A. Franchi, H. I. Son, C. Secchi, D. J. Lee, and H. H. Bülthoff. Towards Bilateral Teleoperation of Multi-Robot Systems.
  • 17:10 – 19:00 Lab tours/Demos
  • 19:00 Dinner

 

October 29th, 2010

Session 5: Applications

  • 8:50 –  9:30 Invited Talk: Gijs Janssens. Domestic Robots: to be safe, or not to be at all.
  • 9:30 – 9:50 S. Fuchs, S. Haddadin, M. Keller, S. Parusel, A. Kolb and M. Suppa. Cooperative Bin-Picking with Time-of-Flight Camera and Impedance Controlled DLR Lightweight Robot III.
  • 9:50 – 10:10 S.M.M. De Rossi, T. Lenzi, N. Vitiello, and M.C. Carrozza. The Neurobotics Paradigm: NEURARM and NEUROExos.
    • 10:10  – 10:40 Coffee break

     

    Session 6: User Evaluations

    • 10.40 – 11:20 Invited Talk: Marc Ernst. Using Interactive Technology to Study Human Perception and Action.
    • 11:20 – 11:40 I. Kossyk, J. Doerr, L. Raschendoerfer and K. Kondak. Towards intuitive haptic interfaces.
    • 11:40 – 12:00 C. Roncancio, E. Zalama, and J. Gomez. Human-Robot communication: Development of an evaluation for a Service Robot’s interaction.
    • 12:00 – 12:20 M. Vircikova and P. Sincak. Dance Choreography Design of Humanoid Robots using Interactive Evolutionary Computation.
    • 12:20 – 12:40 Organizing committee. Summary and farewell.
    • 12:40 – 13:40 Lunch
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