[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] This Saturday: RSS 2018 Workshop on Design and Control of Small Legged Robots

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[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] This Saturday: RSS 2018 Workshop on Design and Control of Small Legged Robots

Liyu Wang
We are pleased to announce our workshop on “Design and Control of Small Legged
Robots.”  This full-day workshop will take place during the 2018 Robotics:
Science and Systems conference at the Carnegie Music Hall next to Carnegie
Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, on Saturday June 30,

The official webpage of the workshop is

This workshop seeks to bring together researchers from planning and
control, mechanisms and design, and biology to examine the challenges
and opportunities
surrounding the design and control of small legged robots. We seek to
investigate i) how new materials and processes can lead to unified approaches
in design and manufacturing of small legged robots in a reliable and
cost-efficient manner, and ii) what control approaches can ensure reliable
controlled operation of small legged robots in realistic case studies. The
goal is to report on state-of-the-art approaches, identify open problems,
and devise new principles to meet current challenges for small legged

We will feature keynote presentations from both established as well as
researchers, a panel discussion, and solicit extended abstracts for poster
and/or spotlight presentations from students and researchers.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Biological inspiration for design and control of small legged robots
- Novel materials for legged robot design
- Mechanism design
- Soft legged robotics
- Planning and control for multi-legged robots
- Sensing and perception for small robots

We particularly encourage young scientists working in these fields to
attend and interact!

- Konstantinos (Kostas) Karydis, University of California, Riverside
- Liyu Wang, University of California, Berkeley
- Ron Fearing, University of California, Berkeley

On behalf of all the organizers,

Liyu Wang

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

University of California Berkeley
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