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[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Interdisciplinary Summer School "Humans in Motion"

Katja Mombaur-2

Interdisciplinary Summer School
Humans in Motion - Der Mensch in Bewegung
Perspectives from Sciences, Technology and Humanities
23 – 28 September, 2018
at Heidelberg University, Germany
organized by the Heidelberg Center for Motion Research (HCMR) and
Marsilius Kolleg



Human Motion is investigated within various scientific fields, such as
Biomechanics, Sports Science, Robotics, Psychology, Philosophy,
Medicine, Mathematics & Computer Science. The Summer School aims at
bringing together junior and senior scientists from these fields to
study and discuss their mutual methodology to create synergies and
establish an interdisciplinary view on the matter. It is designed to
give students at advanced MSc and PhD level as well as young PostDocs an
insight on different approaches used for acquisition and analysis of
human motion as well as on the theoretical background of motion and
embodiment in general.

Topics will include

- Acquisition, representation and quantitative analysis of human motion
- Dynamic modeling of anthropomorphic systems
- Offline and online optimal control methods for human motion analysis
- Phenomenology of living motion
- The role of motion in psychotherapy
- Movement and meaning / spatial embodiment
- Quantitative assessment of movement in sports science
- The role of pain in human motion
- Mathematical modeling of neural and muscle activity
- Motion perception in infants and their neurological foundations


Confirmed speakers are

- Francesco Nori (Public Keynote), Head of Robotics, Google DeepMind
- Markus Buchner, Motion and Training group, Institute for Sports
Science, Heidelberg University
- Thomas Fuchs, Philosophical Foundations of Psychiatry, Heidelberg
- Klaus Hauer, Geriatric Center Bethanien, University Hospital Heidelberg
- Sabine Koch, Empirical Research in Artistic Therapy Group, SRH
Hochschule Heidelberg- Katja Mombaur, Optimization, Robotics &
Biomechanics Group (ORB), ZITI, Heidelberg University
- Sabina Pauen, Developmental Psychology Group, Department of
Psychology, Heidelberg University
- Johannes P. Schlöder, Simulation and Optimization Group, IWR,
Heidelberg University
- Knut Schnell, Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Asklepios Clinic for
Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Göttingen


The school will include lectures, tutorials, computer exercises, a
poster session and free time slots for individual scientific exchange
among the participants and speakers. The registration fee of EUR 300
includes accommodation from September 23 to September 29 in twin rooms,
all meals except dinner on the two free evenings and the conference
dinner at the Heidelberg castle. Depending on availability, single rooms
can be provided for a surcharge. For students from institutions with no
funding possibility, the participation fee can be reduced upon
application in a very limited number of cases.


The school is open to PhD students and senior MSc students as well as
young PostDocs. Due to space limitations, the applicants will be
selected based on their application. Interested students are invited to
submit a short application including a letter of motivation, an abstract
(500 words) for the poster session and a CV on the summer school website:


  Deadline for application: 25 June, 2018


Alexander Schubert [hidden email]
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Katja Mombaur [hidden email]
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Optimization, Robotics & Biomechanics (ORB), Institute of Computer
Engineering (ZITI), Heidelberg University

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