The 5th International Workshop on Human-Friendly Robotics (HFR 2012) will be organized on October 18th-19th, 2012, at the Royal Military Academy, Brussels, Belgium.
- HFR2012 from the sky by Coptermotion
- Pictures of the workshop are uploaded.
- The workshop is over, thanks to the nearly 100 participants. Next year HFR 2013 will be organized in Rome by Fabrizio Flacco. Check the new website: http://hfr13.wordpress.com
- The program is now available!
- It is now possible to register for the conference. Visit here the registration form.
- We received more than 50 abstracts!
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
- Prof. Danica Kragic
- Dr. Christian Ott
- Prof. Luc Steels
- Prof Giulio Sandini
- Paper (one A4) submission due: August 31st, 2012 (Extended until Friday 7th September 2012)
- Notification of acceptance: September 10th, 2012
- Registration: cheaper before September 30th, 2012: registration page
- Bram Vanderborght, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
- Geert De Cubber, Royal Military Academy
- Raffaella Carloni, University of Twente
- Sami Haddadin, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)
- Dongheui Lee, Technical University of Munich
- Gianluca Palli, University of Bologna
- Angelika Peer, Technical University of Munich
- Paolo Robuffo Giordano, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics
- Irene Sardellitti, Italian Institute of Technology
- Riccardo Schiavi, University of Pisa
Previous HFR Workshops
- Workshop on Human-Friendly Robotics 2008, University of Napoli, Italy
- Workshop on Human-Friendly Robotics 2009, Italian Institute of Technology, Italy
- Workshop on Human-Friendly Robotics 2010, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Germany
- Workshop on Human-Friendly Robotics 2011, University of Twente, The Netherlands