The full-day workshop will be held on October 5th in Madrid, Spain, in conjunction with the 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2018).
The main aim of the workshop is to inspire new approaches in modeling and control of articulated and continuum soft robots. We will bring together recognized experts in these areas, trying to answer questions such as: to which extent techniques and principles developed for articulated soft robots can be extended to the control of continuously deformable soft robots? Similarly, what methods developed for soft-bodied robots find application on articulated robots? What are the remaining problems for modeling and controlling soft robots that will require a specific treatment and analysis? Which are the new challenges in these fields? The selected experts will give talks on the relevant topics.
Confirmed Speakers by areas:
Articulated Soft Robot Control: Alin Albu-Schäffer, Stefano Stramigioli, Sami Haddadin, Alessandro De Luca, Marco Hutter
Soft-bodied Control: Cecilia Laschi, Kohei Nakajima, Nick Cheney, Daniela Rus
Soft Modeling: Federico Renda, Christian Duriez, Elias Cueto
Selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their work for a special issue, soon to be announced by a renown international robotics journal.
TOPICS OF INTERESTS
include but are not limited to:
Model-Based Control of Soft Robots
Optimal policies in stiffness regulation
Excitation of intrinsic resonance modes
Augmented control linking models of rigid robots with soft robots
FEM-based control of Soft-Bodied Robots
Modeling of Soft Robots
Minimal parameter models
Reduced dimension Models
Soft Contact Models
Alternative Control Approaches for Soft Robots
Learning control in Soft Robots
Evolutionary Soft Robots
Co-design of morphology and control
Submission deadline of short papers: July 31st, 2018
Notification of acceptance: August 15th, 2018
For any question you may have please do not hesitate to contact us at: [hidden email]
We are looking forward to seeing you at the workshop!
Robert Katzschmann, CSAIL - MIT
Cosimo Della Santina, Centro E. Piaggio - University of Pisa
Daniela Rus, CSAIL - MIT