S. Haddadin, S. Parusel, R. Belder, A. Albu-Schaeffer, and G. Hirzinger (DLR) invited poster presentation "Safe Acting and Manipulation in Human Environments: A Key Concept for Robots in our Society", 2 - 3 October, IEEE ARSO, A Worshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts, 2011, Half-Moon Bay, USA [PDF]
Stefan Jörg (DLR), “Robotic System Simulation and Modelling”, Workshop on Methods for Safer Medical Procedures , in the framework of IROS 2011, at IEEE/RSJ IROS 2011, 30 September, 2011 San Francisco, USA
Etienne Burdet (IMPERIAL) invited speaker: “Adaptive motion guidance: in humans, for robots, for humans”, Workshop on Robotics for Neurology and Rehabilitation at IEEE/RSJ IROS 2011, 30 September, 2011 San Francisco, USA
Etienne Burdet (IMPERIAL) invited speaker: "Adaptive motion guidance: in humans, for robots, for humans" Symposium: Hardware and Software Design for Haptic Systems, organized in the context of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 28 September, 2011 San Francisco, USA
Bram Vanderborght (VUB) invited speaker: “KNEXO: a Knee Exoskeleton to test design and control concepts for gait rehabilitation”, New and Emerging Technologies in Assistive Robotics Workshop at IEEE/RSJ IROS 2011, 26 September, 2011 San Francisco, USA
M. Garabini, A. Passaglia, F. A. W. Belo, P. Salaris, and A. Bicchi (UNIPI). “Optimality Principles in Variable Stiffness Control: the VSA Hammer”, IROS 2011, 25-30 September, 2011 San Francisco, USA
Sami Haddadin< (DLR) “Next Generation Robots: From Robotic Co-Workers and Service Assistants to Human-Inspired Robot Design" Johns Hopkins Scientific Seminar, September 22, 2011, Bristol, UK
F. Carpi (University of Pisa), “Electromechanically active polymer artificial muscles for future soft robotics and biomimetics”, invited talk at “Barcelona Cognition, Brain and Technology Summer School 2011”, 9 September, 2011 Barcelona, Spain
Poster presentation G. Grioli, M. G. Catalano, M. Garabini, F. Bonomo, A. Serio, P. Salaris, F. A. W. Belo, M. Mancini, A. Bicchi, and A. Passaglia (UNIPI) “Variable stiffness actuators: muscles for the next generation of robots”, Automatica.it 2011 – Italian National Conference in Automation, 7 -9 September, 2011 Pisa, Italy
M. Grebenstein, invited talk “An anthtropomorphic variable stiffness robot”, The third INTRO workshop and seminar (INteractive RObotics research network), September 5-7, 2011, Bristol Robotics Lab, UK
IEEE/EMBS International Conference of Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 30 August – 03 September, 2011 Boston, USA
- S.M. Behrens, R. Unal, E.E.G. Hekman, R. Carloni, S. Stramigioli, and H.F.J.M. Koopman (UT) “Design of a Fully-Passive Transfemoral Prosthesis Prototype”
- S. Rao, R. Carloni, S. Stramigioli (UT) “A novel energy-efficient rotational variable stiffness actuator”
2011 Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control - IFAC 2011, 24 August–1 September, 2011 Milan, Italy
- L. C. Visser (UT) A. Bicchi (UNIPI). “Embodying Desired Behavior in Variable Stiffness Actuators”
- M. Jafarian, G. van Oort, R. Carloni, and S. Stramigioli, (UT) Performance Comparison of a Planar Bipedal Robot with Rigid and Compliant Legs”
- G. van Oort, R. Reinink and S. Stramigioli (UT), New ankle actuation mechanism for a humanoid robot
Etienne Burdet (IMPERIAL) invited speaker: “Sensory substitution to simplify rehabilitation", September 1st, Workshop on "What Is Motor Skill and Can Technology Enhance It?", organized in the context of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 2011, Boston, USA
2011 STIFF/VIACTORS summer school , Bavaria, Germany, 24 – 29 July
- Alin Albu-Schäffer, DLR “Soft Robotics Design and Control”
- Antonio Bicchi, UNIPI “Controlling and Measuring Impedance in Variable Stiffness Actuators for Robotics”
- Etienne Burdet, IMPERIAL “Robots can learn to control haptic interactions as humans do”
- Patrick van der Smagt, DLR “From human to robot impedance: lessons learned”
- Bram Vanderborght (VUB) ‘Human Legs/Robot legs’
Dynamic Walking Workshop, 18-21 July, 11 University of Jena, Germany
- L.C. Visser, S. Stramigioli, and R. Carloni (UT), “Improving Robustness in Bipedal Walking by using Variable Stiffness Actuation” Poster presentation
- P. Beyl, V. Grosu, M. Van Damme, R. Van Ham, B. Vanderborght, D. Lefeber (VUB) KNEXO: a Knee Exoskeleton to Study Design and Control Concepts for Walking, Poster presentation
Summer school on Dynamic Walking and Running with Robots, Stefano Stramigioli (UT), ETH Zurich, 11-15 July, 2011
Etienne Burdet (IMPERIAL), Invited talk on “Adaptive motion guidance: in human, for robot, for humans” July 15, 2011 EPFL - EPFL - École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
Invited presentation on "Sensory substitution to simplify rehabilitation", Etienne Burdet (IMPERIAL), workshop on "Motor Intention and Sensory Feedbacks in Rehabilitation", in the context of the IEEE Int Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR), July 1st, 2011 Zurich, Switzerland
Workshop New Frontiers of Robotics Science and Technology, a Brainstorming Jam Session, 14-15 June 2011 Pisa, Italy
- Darwin Caldwell (IIT) “Compliance and Humanoid Robots”
- Antonio Bicchi (UNIPI) “Embodied Intelligence and Variable Impedance Actuation”
F. Carpi (University of Pisa), “Towards variable-stiffness dynamic hand splints based on dielectric elastomer transducers”, conference "EuroEAP 2011 - First International conference on Electromechanically Active Polymer (EAP) transducers & artificial muscles", 8 June 2011 Pisa, Italy
Poster presentation S.S. Groothuis, G. Rusticelli, A. Zucchelli, S. Stramigioli, and R. Carloni (UT) “The vsaUT-II: a Novel Rotational Variable Stiffness Actuator”, Compliant Mechanisms Symposium, 20 May, 2011 Delft, The Netherlands
Workshop “Towards Autonomous Physical Human-Robot Interaction”, in the framework of ICRA2011, 13 May, 2011 Shanghai, China
- Alin Albu-Schaeffer (DLR) “Soft Robotics Control Concepts for Robots Interacting with Humans and their Environments”
- Prof. Antonio Bicchi (UNIPI) “Tele-Impedance: preliminary results on measuring and replicating human arm impedance in robots”
Workshop "manipulation Under Uncertainity", in the framework of ICRA2011, 13 May, 2011 Shanghai, China
- T. Wimboeck, M. Grebenstein, M. Chalon, W. Friedl, Ch. Ott, A. Albu-Schaeffer and Gerd Hirzinger (DLR) "From Actively Impedance Controlled Light-weight Robot Hands to Intrinsically Compliant Systems"
Alin Albu Schaeffer (DLR), Scientific collaboration in Embodied Intelligence in Europe: the FET EMBODYi programme of the European Commission and the new actions for 2011-2012 (Flagships and FP8), Shanghai, China, May 13, 2011
Antonio Bicchi (UNIPI), Theo Murphy Meeting, Royal society “Active Touch Sensing”: - The Geometry of Haptic Synergies in Artificial Manipulation and sensing", London, UK, February 2, 2011
E Burdet (Imperial),Invited presentation on "Human robotics", CSIC - Madrid, Spain, December 15-17, 2010
F. Carpi (UNIPI), , Invited Lecture, “Dielectric Elastomer Transducers: a Great Potential Beyond High Potentials”, Harvard University, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Cambridge, USA, November 30 2010
F. Carpi (UNIPI), Invited Lecture, “Hydrostatically coupled dielectric elastomer actuators: new opportunities for haptics”, Boston, USA, November 29, 2010.
N.Tsagarakis (IIT), Invited Presentation: Developing Actuators with Rich Motor Properties for Emerging Humanoids, SIMPAR 2010, Workshop on Biomechanical Simulation of Humans and Bio-Inspired Humanoids, University of Darmstadt, Germany, November 15-18, 2010.
3rd Workshop for Young Researchers on Human-Friendly Robotics, Tübingen, Germany, October, 28-29, 2010.
- M. Laffranchi, N. G. Tsagarakis, and D. G. Caldwell (IIT). Introducing Variable Physical Damping in Compliant Robotic Joints: the VPDA Actuation System.
- A. Jafari, N. G. Tsagarakis, and D. G. Caldwell (IIT). AwAS: Energetically Efficient Actuator for Tuning Joint Stiffness.
- L. C. Visser, R. Carloni, and S. Stramigioli (UT). Energy Efficient Actuation with Variable Stiffness Actuators.
- A. Serio, G. Grioli, I. Sardellitti, N. G. Tsagarakis, and A. Bicchi (UNIPI-IIT). Decoupled Impedance Observer for a Variable Stiffness Robot.
- Rachid Alami (DLR). On Some Decisional Issues in Human-Robot Interaction
E. Burdet (IMPERIAL) - Invited presentation on "Human robotics", University Clinic, Tuebingen, October 26, 2010
M. G. Catalano, G. Grioli, F. Bonomo, R. Schiavi, A. Bicchi (UNIPI) - Poster Presentation: "VSA-HD: From the Enumeration Analysis to the Prototypical Implementation", IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent RObots and Systems, St. Louis MO USA, October, 2010
E Burdet (Imperial) Invited presentation on “Rules of mechanical virtual reality and games for neurorehabilitation”, Engineering faculty, Melbourne University, Australia, October 14, 2010
F. Carpi (UNIPI), Workshop on “Actuation and Sensing in Robotics”, Invited Lecture, “Hydrostatically coupled dielectric elastomer actuators: new opportunities for hand rehabilitation”, University of Saarbrücken, Germany, October 6, 2010
A. Serio, G. Grioli & A. Bicchi (UNIPI), "Real-time estimation of the Impedance of a Variable Stiffness Actuator", SIDRA (Italian Society of Researchers in Automation), L'Aquila, Italy, September 13-15, 2010.
N. Tsagarakis (IIT), Invited Presentation: Building Safer Robots: Mechatronic Implementations and Challenges of Compliant Actuation Systems , Workshop on Haptic Joint Actions by Humans and Robots, IEEE Int. Symposium in Robot and Human Interactive Communication (Ro Man 2010). Principe di Piemonte – Viareggio Italy, September 12-15, 2010
F. Carpi, (UNIPI), Invited Lecture, “Hydrostatically coupled dielectric elastomer actuators: new opportunities for haptics", Wokshop on "Matériaux Polymères pour la conversion et/ou le stockage de l’énergie", University of Cergy-Pontoise, France, 10 September 2010
E Burdet (Imperial), Invited presentation on “Modularity for versatile motor learning” ESF Standing Committee for Physical & Engineering Sciences Strategic Workshop - Egelsbach, Germany, September 1, 2010
E Burdet (Imperial), Invited lecture on “Human motor learning and neurorehabilitation”, Annual Symposium on Advances in Neural Rehabilitation Engineering, August 24, 2010, Aalborg University
Bram Vanderborght (VUB), "Robots that Care", Campus Party Valencia, 29 July 2010 [Presentation]
F. Carpi (UNIPI), Invited Lecture, "Electroactive polymer artificial muscles: an overview", June 29, 2010
E Burdet (Imperial), Invited lecture on “Human centered rehabilitation robotics” at Department of Rehabilitation, Shangihai Ruijin Hospital (http://www.rjh.com.cn/), Shanghai Rehabilitation Hospital, Shanghai, China, July 27, 2010
E Burdet (Imperial), Invited presentation on “Rehabilitation robotics” and “Assistive robotics” at the International Convention for Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology, (i-Create10), Shangai, China, July 24, 2010
E Burdet (Imperial), Invited presentation on “Human Robotics” at Shanghai Jiaotong University, China, July 27, 2010.
Stefano Stramigioli, "Port-Based Robotics and Variable Impedance Actuators", Dynamic Walking Conference, MIT, USA July 8-11 2010. [Video of the Presentation]
DLR, Workshop at the Robotics Science and Systems Conference: "Grasp Acquisition: How to Realize Good Grasps", Zaragoza, Spain, 27 June, 2010
Giorgio Grioli and Antonio Bicchi (UNIPI), Poster Presentation: A Non-invasive Real-Time Method for Measuring Variable Stiffness, Robotics, Science and Systems Conference – RSS 2010, Zaragoza, Spain, June 27-June 30, 2010 [Poster]
VUB, IIT, DRHE 2010 (Toulouse) Seventh IARP Workshop on Technical Challenges for Dependable Robots in Human Environments, June, 16 – 17, 2010
F. Carpi (UNIPI), ACTUATOR 2010, Invited Lecture, "Electroactive Polymer Actuators: From Lab to Market", Bremen, Germany June 14, 2010
IMPERIAL, Invited lecture on “Robots can learn to control haptic interactions as humans do” at the Computational Motor Control, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, June 16, 2010
Antonio Bicchi, "A study of Embodied Intelligence and Embedding its in Manufacts", Science & Policy Forum on FET Flagships' Workshop Brussels, 9 - 10 June 2010 [Presentation]
Ludo Visser, Raffaella Carloni, Stefano Stramigioli (UT), "Energy Efficient Variable Stiffness Actuators", High Tech Mechatronica Conference 2010 (HTM 2010), Koningshof, Veldhoven, The Netherlands, March 25, 2010 [Poster]
Alin Albu-Shaeffer, "VIACTORS", presentation at the EMBODYi meeting, Livorno, march 17, 2010. [Presentation]
IMPERIAL - Lecture on “Computational neuroscience as a tool for rehabilitation”, International workshop on Neuro Rehabilitation. Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, February 15-16, 2010
Federico Carpi (UNIPI), invited lecturer, ‘PhD winter school: Dielectric Elastomer Actuator Technology’, ETH Zurich, Ascona, Switzerland, January 2010
B. Vanderborght, "Using Compliant Actuators in the Mechanical Design of Humanoids", 9th IEEE-RAS
International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids09), workshop Mechanical Design of Humanoids, published [PDF]
D. Lefeber, "Use of Compliant Actuators in Prosthetic Foot Designs", 9th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots(Humanoids09), workshop Modeling, Simulation and Optimization of Bipedal Walking, published [PDF]