[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Final Call for Participation - IROS 2018 Workshop - Development of Agile Robots (Navvab Kashiri)

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[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Final Call for Participation - IROS 2018 Workshop - Development of Agile Robots (Navvab Kashiri)

Navvab Kashiri

Call for Participation

Development of Agile Robots,

5 October, IROS 2018 (Room 2R1), Madrid, Spain

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The improvements in design and control of robotic systems achieved over
the past few decades in software/hardware development, result in rapid
functioning of robots in designed and structured environments e.g. in
industry. In contrast, the manipulation/locomotion agility of even the
most dynamic robots when operating in unstructured environments, is yet
many times lower than that of most of biological systems, i.e. humans
and animals. Such a deficiency results in slow performance of robotic
platforms in real-world scenarios, ranging from disaster-response cases
to health-care and service tasks. It consequently leads to failure in
fulfilling the tasks, as it is often crucial for the robot to quickly
respond/react. The progress in robot agility can therefore considerably
influence the viable exploitation of robotics in all real-world
applications demanding responsiveness and agility. To this end, it is
necessary to utilize novel design and control approaches. The proposed
workshop focuses on a set of state-of-the-art interdisciplinary topics
required for novel robot design and control, to allow for the
development of agile robotic systems capable of executing dynamic
motions and quickly responding to external/internal state changes.

Invited Speakers: (in alphabetic order)

Alin Albu-Schäffer - German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany
Auke Jan Ijspeert - École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL),
Claudio Semini - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Italy
Ioannis Poulakakis - University of Delaware, USA
Joohyung Kim - Disney research, USA
Luis Sentis - University of Texas at Austin, USA
Marco Hutter - Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH), Switzerland
Sangbae Kim - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA

The workshop scope includes but is not limited to the following topics
of interest:

         Robot linkage structure/material,
         Multi-articulation and novel drive topologies,
         High peak power actuation,
         High efficiency transmission,
         Actuation unit placement,
         Passive parallel/series compliance,
         Cooling systems,

         Bio-inspired/Optimal motion rendering,
         Explosive impact/disturbance absorption/damping,
         Explosive motion generation,
         Thermal management,
         Motor flux tuning,


Navvab Kashiri - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
Jörn Malzahn - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
Nikos Tsagarakis - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy

-- -------------------------------------------- Navvab Kashiri
(B.Sc.Eng., M.Sc.Eng., Ph.D.) Senior Post-doctoral Researcher Istituto
Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) Department of Advanced Robotics Humanoids &
Human Centred Mechatronics Lab Phone: +39 010 71781 582

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