[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] deadline is extended until 15th August for submitting papers to TIG workshop at IROS 2018

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[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] deadline is extended until 15th August for submitting papers to TIG workshop at IROS 2018

Amir Masoud Ghalamzan Esfahani

*Apologies for cross-posting*


CALL FOR PAPERS for the international workshop:


Task-Informed Grasping (TIG) for rigid and deformable object manipulation


October 1, 2018 (AM) - IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems - Madrid, Spain


Call for contributions:

Participants are invited to submit extended abstracts (2-4 pages) following the IEEE conference template. [hidden email]
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Selected contributions will be presented during the workshop in a poster session.


Important Dates:

Paper submission deadline: August 15, 2018

Notification of acceptance: September 1, 2018

Camera-ready version: September 15, 2018

Workshop: Friday 1 October 2018


Aim and Scope:

Smart grasping and manipulation (i.e. making stable contacts on an object's surface and acting smartly on it) are crucial for robots functioning in our society. Recent advances in robotic grasping have shown promising results; however, for making robots see, perceive, decide and act in a way a human or a primate does, many challenges still need to be addressed. Cognitive science revealed that primates anticipate the outcome of grasping actions. This permits successful manipulation of deformable and rigid-body objects. For instance, to tie a knot or simultaneous manipulation and cutting a deformable tissue during medical procedures, a human predicts that grasping parts of the deformable object enables successful task completion. Indeed, scientists have shown these smart anticipatory grasping and object coordination- i.e. Task-Informed Grasping (TIG)- is mostly performed based on the (i) optimal affordance, (ii) minimum spending energy, and (iii) providing maximum reachability along an
  intended trajectory. To better integrate robots into our society, TIG must be properly understood and addressed to mimic human predictive grasp planning.


Confirmed speakers:
1. Aude Billard
2. Oliver Brock
3. Jeremy Wyatt
4. Dmitry Berenson
5. Robert Platt
6. David Navarro-Alarcon
7.  Fanny Ficuciello
8. Maximo A. Roa

Topics of interest are included but not limited to:
  -   Task-informed grasping,
  -   Proper grasping for Human-Robot Collaboration,
  -   Task-informed grasping of deformable objects,
  -   Affordance-informed grasping,
  -   Safety-informed grasping,
  -   Obstacle avoidance informed grasping,
  -   Deep learning for task-informed grasping,
  -   Challenge of  task-informed grasping, grasp learning and grasp stability analysis
  -   Kinematics-informed grasping,
  -   Dynamics-informed grasping, and
  -   Grasping and manipulation.

Contact:
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Organisers:

Amir Masoud Ghalamzan Esfahani, University of Birmingham (UK)

Farshid Alambeigi, Johns Hopkins University (USA)

Sahba Aghajani Pedram, University of California (USA)

Renaud Detry, JPL - NASA (USA)

Veronica J. Santos, University of California (USA)

Rustam Stolkin, University of Birmingham (UK)
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