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July 21, 2015
Polo Etruria, Room F8

College of Engineering
University of Pisa



The workshop will take place in Room F8, Polo Etruria, College of Engineering, Via Diotisalvi, Pisa. [download the map]

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Soft Robotics for Natural Human-Robot Interaction


9:30  Welcome and Introduction
Antonio Bicchi, Università di Pisa

9:45  Multi-contact interactions with humanoid robots: walking, grasping and balancing [Abstract]
Máximo RoaRobotics and Mechatronics Center, DLR, Munich, Germany

10:15  Danger field, safety field and other assessments: how to guarantee safe human-robot collaboration [Abstract]
Paolo Rocco, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

10:45  Weak force perception [Abstract]
Gabriel Baud-Bovy, Università di S. Raffaele, Milano e Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia di Genova, Italy

11:15    Coffee Break

11:30  Vision-based control of humanoid robots [Abstract]
Marilena Vendittelli, Università di Roma La Sapienza, Italy

12:00  Robotic Systems to Enhance Surgical Performance and Safety [Abstract]
Darwin Caldwell, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia di Genova, Italy

12:30  A Simple General-Purpose Balance Controller for Planar Robots [Abstract]
Roy Featherstone, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia di Genova, Italy

13:00    Lunch Break

14:00  Why Robots Should Smell! Environmental Monitoring with Robot Systems [Abstract]
Achim Lilienthal, Centre for Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems (AASS), Sweden

14:30  Motion Planning for Real World Robots [Abstract]
Kris Hauser, Duke University, USA

15:00  Fast Development of a Fast Humanoid [Abstract tba]
Nikos Tsagarakis, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia di Genova, Italy

15:30   Keep in touch with robots: robot skin technology
Giorgio Cannata, Università di Genova, Italy [Abstract]

16:00   Coffee Break  


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