【CFP】RoboSoft 2018-Workshop on Soft Haptics (2018/02/13)



4/24~28イタリア・リヴォルノで第一回IEEE/RASソフトロボット国際会議が行われます。この機会をお借りして柔軟な触覚に関する研究をアピールするために”Soft Haptics: what has been done, and what to be done”のワークショップ(WS)を4/24に主催させていただきます。このWSは「Embodiment in Tactile Sensing」「Soft Haptic Interface」「Soft haptics in Grasping and Manipulation」3つのセッションから構成され、ロボティック触覚分野に活躍する多くの研究者の発表が下記のように企画されています。



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We kindly invite you to submit your contributions to the RoboSoft 2018 workshop “ Soft haptics: what’s been done, what can be done”, to be held on Tuesday April 24 in Livorno, Italy.

The aim of this workshop is to analyze the multidisciplinary approach to soft haptics as a related yet independent research field with respect to soft robotics, its recent developments and the next avenues. Motivation for soft haptics moves from the observations of biology. Indeed, human fingerpads, our primary organ of touch, are soft and deformable. Deformable pads have the advantage of conforming to the objects that are being touched, ensuring a stable grasp for a large range of forces and shapes, but also provide information on the interaction with the environment. In recent years, the usage of compliant and deformable materials for the design of soft tactile sensors and haptic interfaces has become somewhat popular also in the robotics community. Moving from biological inspiration, this choice allows for a more ecological interaction with the environment and an easier integration with human body and soft robotic systems. The enabling factor for soft haptics is the variation of device morphology, which plays a crucial role not only to convey haptic stimuli in a natural fashion but also to detect system internal deformation in response to the interaction with the external world. This can be regarded as a paradigm shift for the design of soft haptic devices from principle-oriented to embodiment-oriented norms, which requires a highly interdisciplinary effort, where studies in materials science, electro-mechanical design, modeling, perception, as well as biological/neuroscientific modelling need to be integrated.

The workshop will be organized as a series of invited talks. Here the list of confirmed speakers:

Antonio Bicchi and Matteo Bianchi, University of Pisa
Fumiya Iida, University of Cambridge
Hongbin Liu, King’s College London
Helge Wurdemann and Agostino Stilli, University College London
Jonathan Rossiter, Bristol Univ.
Koh Hosoda, Osaka University
Luca Brayda, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
Rebecca Krammer-Bottiglio, Yale University
Thrishantha Nanayakkara, Imperical College
Tetsuyou Watanabe, Kanazawa University

The workshop will have also a poster session. The poster session will give the opportunity to researchers to discuss their latest results and ongoing research activities with the community. During a flask talk presentation, presenters will have one minute to introduce their work to all workshop attendees.

To participate, please submit, by March 14, 2018, abstracts for poster presentation.Please send all inquiries and submissions to:




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