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vsantos76
08-08-2010, 05:40 PM
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IEEE BIOROB 2010 WORKSHOP (Full-day)
'Bridging Human Hand Research and the
Development of Robotic Technology for Hands'

Sept. 26, 2010 from 9:50am 5:30pm
Rooms 92B and 93B
Tokyo, Japan
http://www.umaine.edu/mecheng/Deshpande_Lab/BioRobWorkshop/

EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE: AUGUST 31, 2010
http://www.nml.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/BioRob2010/reg/index.html
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OVERVIEW
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Robotic devices that imitate or interact with human hands are being
developed for a wide range of applications, including prosthetics, haptic
interactions and autonomous grasping and manipulation. The amazing
capabilities of the human hand result from its intricate biomechanical and
sensory structures, and from sophisticated neuromuscular control schemes.
Although modern artificial hand structures are becoming anthropomorphic, the
capabilities and control schemes for these structures are quite different
from those of the human hand.

The goals of this workshop are i) to distill the current state of knowledge
of hand biomechanics, sensory capabilities and neuromuscular control; ii) to
analyze how this knowledge can be used to improve the design and control of
devices that are worn by, interact with, or imitate the human hand; and iii)
to enable lively discussions on the design and control of robotic technology
for the hand.

TOPICS
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Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:
- Models of hand biomechanics
- Sensory inputs (proprioceptive and exteroceptive)
- Neuromuscular control
- Mathematical methods to model grasping and manipulation
- Artificial control schemes for grasping and manipulation
- Robotic hand devices for therapy, prosthetics, haptic interaction, and
autonomous manipulation

WORKSHOP DETAILS
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The workshop is intended to facilitate productive interactions between
researchers from a variety of fields and will include technical
presentations by established researchers and a poster session. Accepted
abstracts will be posted to the workshop website.

LIST OF SPEAKERS:
Dr. Christian Cipriani (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy)
Dr. Masatoshi Ishikawa (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Dr. Hiroshi Kaminaga (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Dr. Haruhisa Kawasaki (Gifu University, Japan)
Dr. Marco Santello (Arizona State University, USA)
Dr. Cara Stepp and Mark Malhotra, MS (University of Washington, USA)
Dr. Anthony Tzes (University of Patras, Greece)
Dr. Francisco J. Valero-Cuevas (University of Southern California, USA)

Workshop details will be updated regularly at
http://www.umaine.edu/mecheng/Deshpande_Lab/BioRobWorkshop/
Details on the 3rd IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical
Robotics and Biomechatronics (BIOROB) can be found at
http://www.nml.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/BioRob2010/index.html

IMPORTANT DATES
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August 31, 2010: Early conference and workshop registration deadline
Sept. 26, 2010: Workshop

ORGANIZERS
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Veronica J. Santos, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Graduate Faculty of Bioengineering
Director of the ASU Biomechatronics Laboratory
Arizona State University
Veronica.Santos@asu.edu
http://biomechatronics.engineering.asu.edu/people.php

Ashish Deshpande
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Director of the ReNeu Robotics Lab
University of Maine
Ashish.Deshpande@maine.edu
http://www.umaine.edu/mecheng/Deshpande_Lab/ashish.html