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[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CFP: ICAR 2019 Full-day Workshop on Robotics for Occupational Safety & Health in Industrial Environments

Nikhil Deshpande
[Call For Participation]

What: Full-day Workshop at ICAR 2019: "Robotics for Occupational Safety and
Health in Industrial Environments"

Where: Belo Horizonte, Brazil on DECEMBER 5/6, 2019

Webpage: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__advr.iit.it_ws-5Ficar2019-5Froshie&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=4kVuEKRrnpD5HBzteTXliL8PdvUTa_KFijE4V-h6kWA&s=cRKjdVcweoRop2KyS6_wY17KxJEF0jZqfEs994eJfos&e= 

Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: OCTOBER 10, 2019

[Confirmed Speakers] (Alphabetical order)

* Jan Babic (Josef Stefan Institute, Slovenia)

* Francesco Draicchio (INAIL, Italy)

* Paolo Fiorini (University of Verona, Italy)

* Michele Focchi (IIT, Italy)

* Navvab Kashiri (IIT, Italy)

* Carlo De Petris (INAIL, Italy)

* Kenjiro Tadakuma (Tohoku University, Japan)

(Updates to come. Please check website.)


Nikhil Deshpande (IIT, Italy)

Jesús Ortiz (IIT, Italy)

Stefano Toxiri (IIT, Italy)

Abdeldjallil Naceri (IIT, Italy)

Daegeun Park (IIT, Italy)


Dear Colleagues,

We are excited to announce the first edition of the workshop “Robotics for
Occupational Safety & Health in Industrial Environments” (ROSHIE 2019). The
goal of this workshop is to capture and highlight recent trends in the
field of robotics for occupational safety and health (OSH). The OSH
paradigm recognizes the direct and indirect consequences, both human and
economic, of work-related accidents and disorders. Successful OSH
practices, especially in labour-intensive and hazardous work environments,
address issues ranging from industrial hygiene, engineering safety,
ergonomics, exposure to toxicity, radiation, and explosions, among others.
As two separate issues, efforts in OSH have to address “health” and
“safety” both individually and concurrently.

From the occupational health perspective, the most frequent threat to
workers is musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) due to material handling (> 30%
of the worker population in the EU), repetitive movements (63%) and awkward
body postures (46%). In the last years, wearable assistive robotic devices
have shown their potential benefit in the reduction of the muscular efforts
of the operator during manual handling tasks.

From the occupational safety perspective, even routine tasks in certain
work environments expose workers to extreme risks, such as disaster
response and recovery, nuclear decommissioning, industry (chemical,
petro-chemical, and iron & steel), marine and underwater operations, etc.
In recent years, humanoids and quadruped robots have seen advanced trials
in real-world environments, providing important insights and further
learnings in tackling the challenges in autonomous navigation, remote
robotic teleoperation in bilateral haptic control, 3D visualization and
environment perception, collaborative control, communication bandwidth and
latencies, etc.

The contributors of this workshop will have the opportunity to share their
experiences and latest results testing robotic technologies for
occupational safety and health. The workshop will provide a forum to
discuss new strategies that can be adopted towards real-world deployments
of robotics systems for OSH.


[Call for Abstracts]

The workshop invites contributions (extended abstracts, max 2 pages)
presenting original research related with one or more of the following

Exoskeletons, Exosuits, Wearable Robotics, Soft Wearables, Biomimetic &
Dynamic Control, Industrial heavy-lifting tasks;

Remote Robotic Teleoperation, Humanoids & Legged Robots, Remote Sensing and
Perception, 3D Visualization, VR, & AR, AI & Deep Learning, Haptic Master
Devices, Bilateral Bi-manual Telemanipulation, Disaster Response, Nuclear
Decommissioning, Real-world deployments.

[Submission Details] (*SUBMISSION DEADLINE - OCTOBER 10, 2019*)
- To submit the extended abstract, please visit the workshop webpage and
access the template. The template contains further details on submission -
format, where-to-send, etc.
- The abstract submission deadline is October 10, 2019
- The acceptance notification shall be on October 25, 2019
- The accepted abstracts will be made available on the website of the
workshop during and after ICAR 2019
- The accepted abstracts will also be invited to be presented at the
workshop as *posters*. The poster template shall also be made available on
the workshop website
- At least one of the authors of the selected abstracts will be required to
attend the workshop to be included in the poster presentation session
- Included in the workshop schedule is a short 3-min *poster call-out*,
allowing the author to advertise their poster before the poster session

[Information requests]

For further information, please contact Nikhil Deshpande (
[hidden email])

Thank you,

~ Nikhil Deshpande



Advanced Robotics

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT),

Via Morego 30, 16163, Genova, Italy

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