We are seeing a growing need of dexterity in robotic manipulation beyond grasping. Such dexterity is usually motivated by a creative use of contacts, where these contacts can come from robot hands, arms, or any objects and fixtures in the environment. An intelligent robot can manipulate an object or its own body by exploiting the geometric and force constraints offered through contacts. Such skillful use of contact interactions could be crucial for realizing dexterous, reactive and robust robotic manipulation as well as mobile legged locomotion (self-manipulation).
While highly desired, such contact-rich manipulation comes with its own challenges – from noisy sensors to computationally demanding planning and control frameworks. While the recent research has proposed efficient algorithms and solutions for dexterous and robust manipulation, the industrial applications are seldom seen. This workshop aims to address and hopefully bridge this gap by inviting leading researchers from academia to discuss the recent advances in the field and industry experts to share their experiences and needs from the contact-rich robotic manipulation in industry. We hope this workshop can encourage discussions about possible transfers between the academic results and industrial applications.
Topics of interest
- Non-prehensile Manipulation
- Manipulation through External Contacts
- In-hand Manipulation
- Multi-modal Manipulation Planning
- Grasp planning, Motion planning, and Task Planning for Manipulators
- Model/Policy Learning for Manipulation through Contacts
- Whole-body Manipulation
- Locomotion/Self-manipulation considering Contacts and Gravitational Constraints
Call for Open Talks
In this workshop, we have a one-hour open talk session for those who want to share their work on related fields. Application is open to both academia and industry.
Each speaker will speak for 3~5 minutes, followed by a 2min Q&A. Instead of using slides, please record a video (3~5 min) of your slides.
How to apply
Please send an email to ‘email@example.com’ with title “Application for open talk”. Please include the following information in your email:
- Title and abstract of your talk;
- Brief self-introduction. (< 100 words)
Please apply early, as the positions are limited.
Applications must be received before October 1st.
List of open talks
A list will be available before the workshop.
Pieter Abbeel, UC Berkeley/Covariant.ai, website
I-Ming Chen, Nanyang Technological University, website
Kensuke Harada, Osaka University, website
Oliver Kroemer, Carnegie Mellon University, website
Miao Li, Wuhan University/Cobot Technology Co., website
Huan Liu, MUJIN Inc., website
Maximo Roa, DLR German Aerospace Center, website
Alberto Rodriguez, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, website
Siddhartha Srinivasa, University of Washington, website
Russ Tedrake, Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Toyota Research Institute, website
Tao Wang, Dorabot Inc., website
Peter Kuan-Ting Yu, XYZ Robotics Inc., website
Ruobing Yu, AI Data Innovations, website
|9:15-9:40||Pieter Abbeel||UC Berkeley, USA|
|9:40-10:05||Kensuke Harada||Osaka Univ., JAPAN|
|10:05-10:30||Tao Wang||Dorabot Inc., CHINA|
|11:00-11:25||Maximo Roa||DLR, GERMANY|
|11:25-11:50||Alberto Rodriguez||MIT, USA|
|11:50-12:15||Miao Li||Cobot Inc., CHINA|
|12:15-13:00||Open talks||Open for application (10min each)|
|14:00-14:25||Sidd Srinivasa||Univ. Washington, USA|
|14:25-14:50||I-Ming Chen||NTU, SINGAPORE|
|14:50-15:15||Ruobing Yu||AI Data Innovations, USA|
|15:15-15:40||Huan Liu||Mujin Inc., JAPAN|
|15:40 – 16:10||Coffee break|
|16:10-16:35||Oliver Kroemer||CMU, USA|
|16:35-17:00||Russ Tedrake||MIT/Toyota Research Inst., USA|
|17:00-17:25||Peter Yu||XYZ Robotics Inc., USA|
- Yifan Hou, Ph.D. Student, Carnegie Mellon University, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Weiwei Wan, Assoc. Professor, Osaka University, email@example.com
- Mehmet Dogar, Ass. Professor, University of Leeds, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jurgen Leitner, Postdoc, Queensland University of Technology, email@example.com