The 8th International Workshop on Human-Friendly Robotics (HFR 2015) will be organized on October 21-23, 2015, at Technische Universität München (TUM), Munich, Germany.
Motivation and Objectives
The growing need to automate daily tasks, combined with new robot technologies, is driving the development of human-friendly robots, i.e., safe and dependable machines, operating in the close vicinity to humans or directly interacting with them in a wide range of domains. The technological shift from classical industrial robots, which are safely kept away from humans in cages, to robots, which are used in close collaboration with humans, is facing major challenges that need to be overcome.
The objective of the workshop is to bring together researchers so to share knowledge on design, control, safety and ethical issues, concerning the introduction of robots into everyday life.
List of Topics
- Fundaments of human-friendly robots: mechatronic design, control, analyses (safety measurements, performance metrics, impedance estimation, etc.)
- Applications of human-friendly robots: physical interaction (medical and rehabilitation devices, prostheses and orthoses, telerobotics, etc.), cognitive interaction (robot assisted therapy, personal and entertainment robots, robot learning, etc.)
- Social and ethical issues
- Abstract submission due:
September 1, 2015September 10, 2015
- Notification of acceptance: September 20, 2015
- HFR workshop: October 21-23, 2015
- Early registration deadline: October 6, 2015
Previous HFR Workshops
- Workshop on Human-Friendly Robotics 2014, BioRobotics Institute at Museo Piaggio, Pontedera, Italy
- Workshop on Human-Friendly Robotics 2013, DIAG Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
- Workshop on Human-Friendly Robotics 2012, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussel, Belgium
- Workshop on Human-Friendly Robotics 2011, University of Twente, The Netherlands
- Workshop on Human-Friendly Robotics 2010, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Germany
- Workshop on Human-Friendly Robotics 2009, Italian Institute of Technology, Italy
- Workshop on Human-Friendly Robotics 2008, University of Napoli, Italy