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[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] RoboAssist 2018 @ IROS 2018

Juan C. Moreno
RoboAssist 2018: Wearable Robotics for Motion Assistance and Rehabilitation IROS 2018, October 1st, Madrid, Spain

WORKSHOP WEBSITE:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__roboassist.net_IROS2018-5FWS_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=SDseX6lQ71FbSfXJsQiUBkcRJ87L-YQPJIg2CEMMqPM&s=IcPW6FAtXWQAgZmfWY5113eNS6Ux5GJVf_5Ad_FP8BI&e= <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__roboassist.net_IROS2018-5FWS_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=SDseX6lQ71FbSfXJsQiUBkcRJ87L-YQPJIg2CEMMqPM&s=IcPW6FAtXWQAgZmfWY5113eNS6Ux5GJVf_5Ad_FP8BI&e=>

OBJECTIVES:
The purpose of this new edition of the RoboAssist workshop is to discuss the new technological challenges that affect the development of the existing wearable robot devices such as technologies enabling better sensing and interpretation of human-robot interaction, new controllable actuators enabling a better interaction, and the enhanced computing power enabling complex reasoning and control strategies.
 
The purpose of this second part is to gather PhD students and researchers from academia, industry, and different fields related to wearable robotics, to lively discuss, based on the case studies presented by the invited speakers in each session, the current trends, the major advances that have been made as well as new research directions and future challenges in the field of wearable robots.

As continuity of the successful previous editions of this workshop held at Neurotechnix 2013, IEEE/ICRA 2014, IEEE/RAS-EMBS ICORR 2015, and IEEE/RSJ IROS 2016, this workshop proposal would be the fifth edition of RoboAssist Workshops and aims at contributing to discuss the state of the art and the future trends of the use of wearable robotics for motion assistance and rehabilitation.

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS:
We welcome prospective participants to submit extended abstracts (up to 2 pages) to be presented as posters. The manuscripts should use the IEEE IROS two-column format. Please submit a PDF copy of your manuscript by email to: [hidden email] <mailto:[hidden email]> by August 15th. Each paper will receive a minimum of two reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance to the workshop topics, contributions, technical clarity, and presentation. Accepted papers require that at least one of the authors to register to the workshop. This workshop is an excellent opportunity to present and discuss your ongoing work and get an early feedback from the participants.

TOPICS OF INTEREST:
- Neurorobotics;
- EMG Signal Processing and applications to wearable robotics;
- Neurological Disorders and Rehabilitation using wearable robots;
- Neuro-interface Prosthetic Devices;
- Exoskeletons, actuated orthosis and prostheses;
- Bio-inspired approaches for design and control of wearable robots;
- Mechatronic design and control of human movements;
- Physical interaction paradigms for assistive robotics;
- Soft wearable robotics

IMPORTANT DATES:
- Submission deadline for papers: 15 August, 2018
- Notification of acceptance:  1st September, 2018
- Workshop: 1st October, 2018

SPEAKERS:
- Robert Riener, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
- Hermann van der Kooij, Twente / TU Delft, The Netherlands
- Michael Goldfarb, School of Engineering, Vanderbilt University, USA
- José L. Pons, CSIC, Spain
- Sunil Agrawal, Columbia University, USA
- Conor J. Walsh, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, USA
- Kirby Witte, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, USA
- Kyujin Cho, SNU, Korea
- Massimo Di Pardo, Centro Ricerche Fiat, Italy
- Freygardur Thorsteinsson, Össur, Iceland
- Dirk Lefeber, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussel, Belgium
- Jan Veneman, Technalia, Spain

ORGANIZERS
- Samer Mohammed, University of Paris-Est Créteil, France
- Nicola Vitiello, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy
- Juan C. Moreno, CSIC, Spain
- Conor J. Walsh, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, USA

ACKNOWLEDGMENT:
This workshop is fully endorsed by the IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Wearable Robotics and supported by the IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Mechanisms and Design, the IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Rehabilitation and Assistive Robotics, and the IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Human Movement Understanding.

 

 


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Juan C. Moreno, PhD

Head of Human Locomotion Laboratory
Spanish National Research Council
Cajal Institute
Neural Rehabilitation Group
Tel: 0034 915854709
Av. Doctor Arce, 37. 28002, Madrid (Spain)
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Twitter: @juan_c_moreno  @InstitutoCajal


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