WEDNESDAY, September 25

  • 08:30 – 08:45 Fabrizio Flacco (Sapienza Università di Roma): Welcome and Introduction
  • 08:45 – 09:30 Keynote 1: Prof. Kazuhiro Kosuge (Tohoku University, Japan), “PaDY,” a Robot Co-worker Concept (slides)
  • 09:30 – 09:50 Talk 1: T. Nestmeyer, P. Robuffo Giordano and A. Franchi  (Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics), Human-assisted Parallel Multi-target Visiting in a Connected Topology (extended abstract)
  • 09:50 – 10:10 Talk 2: A. Sciutti, L. Patanè, F. Nori and G. Sandini (Italian Institute of Technology), Reading object properties from human and humanoid action observation (extended abstract)
  • 10:10 – 10:30 Talk 3: F. Cotugno, A. Finzi, S. Iengo, S. Rossi and M. Staffa (Università di Napoli Federico II),  Multimodal Interaction and Attentional Regulation in HRI (extended abstract)
  • 10:30 – 11:00 COFFEE BREAK
  • 11:00 – 11:45 Keynote 2: Dr. Nicolas Mansard (LAAS/CNRS, Toulouse, France), Semiotics of Motion: Toward a Robotics Programming Language (slides)
  • 11:45 – 12:05 Talk 4: N.M. Ceriani, A. M. Zanchettin and P. Rocco (Politecnico di Milano), Task constraints classification and exploitation for safe and productive human-robot interaction (extended abstract
  • 12:05 – 12:25 Talk 5: M. Bellacini, L. Lanari, A. Paolillo and M. Vendittelli (Sapienza Università di Roma), Manual Guidance of the humanoid NAO without Force Measurements (extended abstract)
  • 12:25 – 12:45 Talk 6: E. Mingo Hoffman, N. Perrin, N. G. Tsagarakis and D. G. Caldwell (Italian Institute of Technology),  Upper Limb Compliant Strategy Exploiting External Contacts for Humanoid Robots (extended abstract)
  • 12:45 – 14:15 LUNCH
  • 14:15 – 15:00 Demo: Natural Motion Initiative
  • 15:00 – 15:20 Talk 7: V. Salvucci and T.Koseki (University of Tokyo), Design Proposal for Reducing Actuator Redundancy in Intrinsically Compliant Manipulators through Biarticular Structure (extended abstract)
  • 15:20 – 15:40 Talk 8: M.E. Giannaccini, A. Meunier, I. Horsfield, S. Coupland, A. Lenz, A.G. Pipe and S. Dogramadzi (Bristol Robotics Laboratory) Adjustable Torque Limit Variable Compliance Decoupling Joint (extended abstract)
  • 15:40 – 16:00 Talk 9: L. Chen, M, Laffranchi, J. Lee, N. Kashiri, N. G. Tsagarakis and D. G. Caldwell (Italian Institute of Technology), Position Control of CompAct Actuators with Unknown Transmission Torque by Using Sliding Mode Approach (extended abstract)
  • 16:00 – 16:30 COFFEE BREAK
  • 16:30 – 18:30 Poster run and poster section
  1. M. Ryll, H. H. Bülthoff and P. Robuffo Giordano (Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics), Overactuation in UAVs for Enhanced Aerial Manipulation: A Novel Quadrotor Concept with Tilting Propellers (extended abstract)
  2. T. Schepers, K. Junius, M. Rahman, B. Vanderborght and D. Lefeber (Vrije Universiteit Brussels), Design of a 1-Degree of Freedom Proof of Concept MACCEPA Actuator for use in a Robotic Assistive Lower-Limb Exoskeleton (extended abstract)
  3. D.J. Agravante, A. Cherubini and A. Kheddar (LIRMM – Univ. Montpellier 2), Visio-haptic control for Human-Humanoid Cooperative Carrying Tasks (extended abstract)
  4. L. Balletti, A. Rocchi, F. Belo, M. Catalano, M. Garabini, G. Grioli and A. Bicchi (Centro Interdipartimentale di Ricerca “E. Piaggio” – Italian Institute of Technology), Towards variable impedance assembly: the VSA peg-in-hole (extended abstract)
  5. B. Lenzo, A. Frisoli, F. Salsedo and M. Bergamasco (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna), A New Concept of Actuation for Robotic Manipulators (extended abstract)
  6. A. Altobelli, M. Bianchi, A.Serio, A. Di Basco, M. Gabiccini and A. Bicchi (Centro Interdipartimentale di Ricerca “E. Piaggio” – Italian Institute of Technology), A tripod grasp device with controllable stiffness at contact points for grasping property analysis and haptic exploration (extended abstract)
  7. U. Scarcia, L. Moriello, A. Pepe, A. M. Galiano, G. Palli, C. Melchiorri, F. Ficuciello and B. Siciliano (Università di Bologna – Università di Napoli Federico II), Experimental Evaluation of Synergy-Based In-Hand Manipulation (extended abstract)
  8. G. Buizza Avanzini, N. M. Ceriani, A. M. Zanchettin, L. Bascetta and P. Rocco (Politecnico di Milano), A distributed proximity sensor for safe human-robot interaction (extended abstract)
  9. E. Magrini, F. Flacco and A. De Luca  (Sapienza Università di Roma),             On the Estimation of Contact Location and  Force using a Virtual Force Sensor (extended abstract)
  10. E. Bastianelli, L. Carlucci Aiello, F. Giacomelli, L. Iocchi, N. Manes, D. Nardi, V. Perera and G. Randelli (Sapienza Università di Roma), Speaky for Robots (extended abstract)
  11. A. Baldinger, M. Zillich, W. Wohlkinger and M. Vincze (Vienna University of Technology), Encouraging HRI with a minimalistic and expressive robotic head (extended abstract)
  12. N. Somani, E. Dean-Leon, C. Cai and A. Knoll (Cyber-Physical Systems, fortiss – Institut Technische Universität München), A framework for symbiotic Human Robot Collaboration in the industrial domain (extended abstract)
  • 19:30  WELCOME DRINK ON TERRACE (Colosseum  view)
  • 20:30  SOCIAL DINNER

THURSDAY, september 26

  • 08:45 – 09:30 Keynote 3: Prof. Tony Belpaeme (University of Plymouth, UK), Harnessing the power of social engagement for human-robotics interaction (slides)
  • 09:30 – 09:50 Talk 10: M. Saveriano and D. Lee (Technical University of Munich), Invariant Representation of Motion for Gesture Recognition in Daily Life Scenarios (extended abstract)
  • 09:50 – 10:10 Talk 11: A. Cherubini, R. Passama, A. Meline, A. Crosnier and P. Fraisse  (LIRMM – Univ. Montpellier 2), Sensor-based control of a collaborative robot (extended abstract)
  • 10:10 – 10:30 Talk 12: A. Fetzner, C. Frese and C. Frey (Fraunhofer IOSB), Obstacle Detection and Tracking for Safe Human-Robot Interaction Based on Multi-Sensory Point Clouds (extended abstract)
  • 10:30 – 11:00 COFFEE BREAK
  • 11:00 – 11:45 Keynote 4: Prof. Alessandro De Luca  (Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy), Progress on Human-Robot Coexistence and Collaboration in SAPHARI (slides)
  • 11:45 – 12:05 Talk 13: K. Knaepen, U. Marusic, S. Crea, N. Pattyn, N. Vitiello, D. Lefeber and R. Meeusen (Vrije Universiteit Brussels – University of Primorska – BioRobotics Institute – Belgian Royal Military Academy), Psychophysiological Reponses to Dual-Task Performance on a Split-Belt Treadmill (extended abstract)
  • 12:05 – 12:25 Talk 14: N. Mansfeld and S. Haddadin (DLR), Collision Analysis and Safety Evaluation using a Collision Model for Blunt Robot-Human Impacts (extended abstract)
  • 12:25 – 12:45 Talk 15: K. Junius and D. Lefeber (Vrije Universiteit Brussels), Investigation into the Use of Compliant Actuators in the Realization of hip-knee-foot Orthoses (ICAROs) (extended abstract)
  • 12:45 – 13:30  Organizers: Summary and Farewell
  • 13:30 – 15:00 LUNCH

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