[visionlist] [CFP] RoboTac2021, The IROS2020 workshop on New Advances in Tactile Sensation, Perception, and Learning in Robotics, A Soft Robotic Perceptive

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Wed May 19 05:42:15 -04 2021

IEEE/RSJ International Workshop at IROS 2021
RoboTac 2021: New Advances in Tactile Sensation, Perception, and Learning in Robotics:
A Soft Robotic Perspective on Grasp, Manipulation, & HRI

Monday, September 27, 2021
 Workshop URL:  www.robotact.de/rbotac2021<https://www.robotact.de/rbotac2021>

 Call for Paper and Contributions

Important Dates:


  *   Paper Submission Deadline: August 1, 2021
  *   Notification of Acceptance: August 15, 2021
  *   Camera-Ready Deadline: September1, 2021

Paper Submission guidelines

We welcome submissions regarding any robotics application where tactile sensing modalities are used. As we aim to encourage meaningful discussion in the tactile perception and learning domain, work that is unpublished, recently published or under review can be accepted for presentation depending on the novelty, significance and contributions of the work to the workshop theme.
For further information please visit  https://www.robotact.de/rbotac2021
 Award: The outstanding  papers and demos will receive awards from the BMW research, AI and Robotics Center of Excellence.

Topics of Interest:

Human Sense of Touch

  *   Brain sensorimotor functions
  *   Touch physiology from skin to brain
  *   Haptic Perception
  *   Action and Interactive Perception
  *   Perception for Learning

Tactile Sensing Technologies and Materials

  *   Conformable and compliant materials
  *   Features enabled by conformable sensors
  *   Biomimetics
  *   Sensor effects
  *   Integration and read-out strategies
  *   Self-healing properties and strategies
  *   Sensor skins: design, fabrication and integration strategies
  *   Integration strategies for sensors in robotics
  *   Enabling technologies for fully integrated robotic systems

   Visio-Tactile Exploration, Interaction, & Learning

  *   Exploitation of contact constraints
  *   Novel contact models
  *   Object perception for the exploitation of contact
  *   Tactile information processing
  *   Tactile feature extraction / feature learning
  *   Tactile-based object modeling
  *   Tactile object localization
  *   Tactile shape reconstruction and recognition
  *   Tactile object classification
  *   Tactile exploration
  *   Trends in combining of vision and touch sensing
  *   Roles of vision and touch sensing in different object perception tasks
  *   Modeling and representation of sensing modalities
  *   Integration of visio-tactile sensing modalities

Tactile Grasp, Manipulation, & HRI (Soft and conventional Robotic Systems)

  *   Linear/rotational slip detection
  *   Grasping planning
  *   Grasp stability assessment
  *   In-hand/whole body manipulation
  *   Tactile planning interplay between touch sensing and vision
  *   Tactile knowledge/skill transfer
  *   Tactile transfer learning
  *   Soft manipulation
  *   The meaning and function of different sensing modalities in object manipulation
  *   Sensing and planning in object manipulation
  *   Multi-robot manipulation and coordination
  *   Control strategy for object manipulation and collaborative assembly
  *   Learning object manipulation skills from human demonstration
  *   Novel approaches to grasp and manipulation planning
  *   Whole-body, multi-contact planning and control
  *   Design and characterization of contact-exploiting, compliant hands

Confirmed Speakers

       Human Sense of Touch and Haptic Intelligence

  *   Dr. Lynette Jones, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA
  *   Prof. Allison Okamura, Stanford University, USA
  *   Prof. Katherine Kuchenbecker, Max-Planck-Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany
  *   Prof. Henrik Jörntell, University of Lund, Sweden
  *   Prof. Tansu Celikel, Radboud University, Netherlands
Tactile Sensing Technologies for Robotics Application

  *   Prof. Carmel Majidi, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), USA
  *   Prof. Benjamin Tee, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore
        Visio-Tactile Interactive Perception, Grasp, Manipulation, & HRI

  *   Prof. Robert Howe, Harvard University, USA
  *   Prof. Antonio Bicchi, University of Pisa, Italy Italian Institute of Technology, Italy
  *   Prof. Kevin Lynch, Northwestern University, USA
  *   Prof. Peter Allen, Columbia University, USA
  *   Prof. Chris Atkeson, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), USA
  *   Prof. Yon Visell, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
  *   Prof. Domenico Prattichizzo, University of Siena, Italy
  *   Prof. Giorgio Cannata, University of Genova, Italy
  *   Prof. Firat Guder, Imperial College London, UK
  *   Prof. Salvatore Pirozzi, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy


  *   Dr.-Ing. Mohsen Kaboli, Asst. Professor, director of RoboTac Lab, BMW research, Radboud University, Germany
  *   Dr. Tapomayukh Bhattacharjee, Asst. Professor, direct of the EmPRISE Lab, Department of Computer Science at Cornell University
  *   Dr. Etienne Burdet, Professor, director of Human Robotic Lab, Imperial College London, UK
  *   Dr. Vincent Hayward, Professor, the Institute for Intelligent Robotic, Sorbonne University, France
  *   Dr.  Henrik Jörntell, Professor of Neural Basis of Sensorimotor Control, Department of Experimental Medical Science ,Lund University , Sweden


Dr.-Ing. Mohsen Kaboli
Assistent Professor
Director of RoboTac Lab
BMW research, AI and Robotic Center of Excellence, Germany
Radboud University, Donders Institute for Brain and Cognition, Netherlands

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