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Robotics Research Jam Session 2018

June 11/12, 2018
School of Engineering
University of Pisa

The locations for the workshop will be:

  • Aula Magna "U. Dini", Polo A, School of Engineering
    Largo Lucio Lazzarino, 2, 56122, Pisa (PI) [Red in the Map]
  • Room F3, Polo Etruria, School of Engineering
    Via Diotisalvi, 5, 56122, Pisa (PI) [Green in the Map]
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Confirmed Speakers


June 11 - Aula Magna "U. Dini"

14.00 Welcome
Antonio Bicchi, Università di Pisa, Pisa, Italy

14.15 Introduction
Matteo Bianchi, Università di Pisa, Pisa, Italy

14.30 Force Feedback for Fingertips [Abstract]
J. Edward Colgate, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA [Bio]

15.00 Wearable Haptics for Humans and Robots [Abstract]
Domenico Prattichizzo, Università degli Studi Siena, Siena, Italy [Bio]

15.30 Enhancing Human Performance with Wearable Haptics [Abstract]
Marcia K. O'Malley, Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA [Bio]

16.00 The research on artificial hands at the BioRobotics Institute [Abstract]
Christian Cipriani, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy [Bio]

16.30 Coffee Break

17.00 Adaptive effort allocation principles for dynamic human-robot interaction and collaboration [Abstract]
Arash Ajoudani, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genoa, Italy [Bio]

17.30 Robotic interfaces for telepresence and remote presence: from remote inspection to bilateral manipulation [Abstract]
Antonio Frisoli, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy [Bio]

18.00 Haptic Communication for physical Human-Robot Interaction (pHRI) [Abstract]
Cagatay Basdogan, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey [Bio]

18.30 Hands in the real world, from prosthetics to remote avatars [Abstract]
Manuel G. Catalano, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genoa, Italy [Bio]

20.30 Dinner


June 12 - Room F3

8.30 Collaborative robots that understand humans [Abstract]
Andrea M. Zanchettin, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy [Bio]

9.00 Towards semi-autonomy in robotic surgery through force feedback [Abstract]
Fanny Ficuciello, Università di Napoli Federico II, Napoli, Italy [Bio]

9.30 Tactile Reality [Abstract]
Katherine J. Kuchenbecker, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart site, Stuttgart, Germany [Bio]

10.00 The quest for a bionic hand: recent achievements and future perspectives [Abstract]
Silvestro Micera, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland [Bio]

10.30 Coffee Break

11.00 Wearable haptics for virtual and augmented reality: applications in the entertainment and robotic fields. [Abstract]
Claudio Pacchierotti, CNRS-Rennes, Rennes, France [Bio]

11.30 How physics shapes the messages that are sent to the tactile brain [Abstract]
Vincent Hayward, Sorbonne Université de Paris, Paris, France [Bio]

12.00 Haptics at Multiple Scales: Design, Mechanics, and Perception [Abstract]
Yon Visell, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, USA [Bio]

12.30 Closing and Discussions
Matteo Bianchi, Antonio Bicchi, Università di Pisa, Pisa, Italy

12.45 Lunch

The Robotics Research Jam Sessions 2018 are organized with the support of the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society Italian Chapter and the IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Haptics


The Robotics Research Jam Sessions 2018 have received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 688857 (SoftPro)