I am one of the organizers of the ICRA 2012 Workshop on Haptic Teleoperation of Mobile Robots: Theory, Applications and Perspectives, which has been selected as an event of the 2012 IEEE International Conference of Robotics and Automation, St. Paul, MN.
More information at the workshop website.
For several applications like surveillance, search and rescue in disaster regions, and exploration, the use of a single or a of group of mobile robots is getting more and more common. Nevertheless, when the tasks become extremely complex and high-level cognitive-based decisions are required online (as, e.g., during exploration of very cluttered, dynamic and unpredictable environments for search and rescue applications), complete autonomy is still far from being reached and human’s intervention/assistance is necessary. In this context, haptic teleoperation systems, where a human operator commands a remote robot through a local interface and receive an informative haptic feedback, allow to exploit human’s intelligence to solve tasks too complex for nowadays robots.
This full day workshop will focus on the haptic teleoperation of a single or a team of mobile robots. Its main goal is to present recent results in the field and to establish a discussion on the technological, mathematical and psychophysical aspects of this problem.
Seugmoon Choi, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Republic of Korea
Antonio Franchi, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany
Dongjun Lee, Dept. of Mech., Aero. & Biomed. Engineering, Univ. of Tennessee-Knoxville, Knoxville, USA
Domenico Prattichizzo, Dept. of Information Engineering University of Siena, Siena, Italy
Paolo Robuffo Giordano, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany
Jee-Hwan Ryu, School of Mechanical Engineering, Korea University of Technology, Korea
Cristian Secchi, Dept. of Sciences and Methods of Engineering University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Reggio Emilia, Italy
Hyoung Il Son, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany
Stefano Stramigioli, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, University of Twente, Netherlands
List of topics
The topics of this workshop are, but are not limited to:
- Bilateral Teleoperation and Haptic interfaces
- Human-robot interaction
- Shared Autonomy for Single-/Multi-Mobile Robots
- Formal Methods for stable interaction/control
- Applications and recent experimental results
- User studies and psychophysical evaluations