Evaluation and Benchmarking of Underactuated and Soft Robotic Hands

Full day workshop
october 10, iros 2016

This workshop will bring together researchers with different backgrounds to exchange ideas on the evaluation and benchmarking of underactuated and soft robotic hands. There will be inspiring talks to sparkle discussions among the assistants, contributions of posters and demos to illustrate the latest achievements in the field, and a conclusive round table to foster future collaborations.

Objectives

Program and invited speakers

Call for posters and demos

Outcomes

!!!NEWS!!! The slides of the invited talks and the abstracts of the posters, are now available!

Abstract

"How to find benchmarks for robotic hands?"

The aim of this workshop is looking for answers to the growing need of mathematical tools and shared standards in the emergent field of soft manipulation. In particular, it will tackle the problem of finding innovative ways to evaluate grasps with underactuated and soft robotic hands. The development of such devices is a cutting-edge research topic that requires an interdisciplinary approach. It has attracted the attention of an increasing number of scientists from different areas, including robotics, neuroscience, material engineering, and software engineering, and is the main topic of recent European Projects like SOMA (Soft-Bodied Intelligence for Manipulation). In this context, having a common benchmarking framework for assessing the quality of compliant and underactuated manipulation systems could foster fruitful scientific collaborations, drive the design of new robotic hands and facilitate the grasp execution process with existing hands.

ORGANIZERS

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Maximo Roa

Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics, German Aerospace Center – DLR
Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics, German Aerospace Center – DLR, and Roboception GmbH www.robotic.dlr.de/maximo.roa maximo.roa@dlr.de
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Domenico Prattichizzo

Dept. of Information Engineering and Mathematics, University of Siena, Italy
Dept. of Information Engineering and Mathematics, University of Siena, Italy, and Dept. of Advanced Robotics, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Genova, Italy www.dii.unisi.it/~domenico domenico.prattichizzo@iit.it
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Monica Malvezzi

Dept. of Information Engineering and Mathematics, University of Siena, Italy
Dept. of Information Engineering and Mathematics, University of Siena, Italy, and Dept. of Advanced Robotics, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Genova, Italy sirslab.dii.unisi.it/people.html malvezzi@dii.unisi.it
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Maria Pozzi

Dept. of Information Engineering and Mathematics, University of Siena, Italy
Dept. of Information Engineering and Mathematics, University of Siena, Italy, and Dept. of Advanced Robotics, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Genova, Italy sirslab.dii.unisi.it/people.html pozzi@diism.unisi.it

The workshop is supported by the following IEEE-RAS TCs:


Technical Committee on Robotic Hands, Grasping and Manipulation: www.rhgm.org
Technical Committee on Mobile Manipulation: mobilemanipulation.org
Technical Committee on Mechanisms and Design: www.eng.yale.edu/grablab/robotmechanisms/

The workshop is supported by the European Project
SOMA - SOft MAnipulation