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  • Workshop: "Learning of Manual Skills in Humans and Robots" at ICRA 2020



    Final schedule is published. Please see the last post
    Attendance through Zoom



    COVID-19 Update: please see the updated date and schedule in the following post.


    Dear colleagues,

    We would like to invite poster contributions to our workshop “Learning of Manual Skills in Humans and Robots” at the International Conference for Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2020), Paris, France, May 31 - June 4, 2020. The full-day workshop will take place on Sunday May 31.

    Due to the current uncertainty regarding COVID-19, we extend the submission deadline to April 6. If safety concerns lead to changes of the conference date or location, alternative solutions for the workshop will be sought.

    With best wishes
    Dagmar Sternad and Aude Billard





    Learning of Manual Skills in Humans and Robots

    Organizers:
    Aude Billard and Dagmar Sternad

    Objective of Workshop:
    Physical interactions with objects and the environment comprise a plethora of dexterous movements, ranging from tool making, playing a musical instrument, to surgical actions. Human skill displays not only low levels of variability while maximizing speed and accuracy, higher-dimensional actions also exploit the null space to be less sensitive to perturbations and noise. Unlike locomotory activity and grasping, such manual skills require extensive and continued practice to reach and maintain high levels. In robotics fine control of manual actions remains an open challenge. While robots can grasp a variety of objects, they remain fairly clumsy when it comes to manipulate the object once in hand. Robots are also ill at ease when it comes to manipulate objects with uneven inertia and friction, and objects that can deform. Learning has become an unavoidable step to achieve more manual dexterity in robotics. This workshop brings together researchers from human motor control and from robotics to answer the following questions: How do humans achieve such manual dexterity? What kind of practice schedules can shape these skills? Can some of these strategies be transferred to robots? To which extent is robot manual skill limited by the hardware, what can be learned and what cannot?


    Program
    8:45-9:00: Introduction by organizers

    9:00-10h30:
    Session 1: Intrinsic mechanics and finger coordination
    Madhusudhan Venkadesan: TBA
    Alberto Rodriguez: TBA
    15 minutes spotlights of poster presentations
    15 minutes panel discussion

    10h30-11h: Coffee break + Poster Session + Demos

    11h-12h30:
    Session 2: From grasping to manipulation
    Frederic Danion: Adaptation of manual tracking to challenging cursor-target mappings
    Oliver Brock: Low-dimensional representations of manipulation actions for learning
    15 minutes spotlights of poster presentations
    15 minutes panel discussion

    12h30-13h30: Lunch Break + Poster Session + Demos

    13h30-15h00:
    Session 3: Learning skills
    Jeannette Bohg: Learning to scaffold the development of robotic manipulation skills
    Dagmar Sternad: Learning and control in skilled interactions with objects: A task-dynamic approach
    15 minutes spotlights of poster presentations
    15 minutes panel discussion

    15h-15h30: Coffee break + Poster Session + Demos

    15h30-17h00:
    Session 4: Similarities and Differences in manipulation skills
    Andrea d'Avella: Inter-individual differences in real-life motor skills and muscle synergy learning
    Antonio Bicchi: From individualities in prosthetics to synergies for robotics hands and back again
    15 minutes spotlights of poster presentations
    15 minutes panel discussion

    17-18h00:
    Closing lecture: Etienne Burdet: Augmented manipulation in humans and robots
    Closing discussion - organizers
    Last edited by Reza Razavian; May 26th, 2020, 12:11 PM.

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    *** UPDATED SCHEDULE ***


    Dear colleagues,


    The ICRA Workshop on “Learning Manual Skills in Humans and Robots” will be held virtually on May 31, 9am EST. Poster spotlight presentation is invited with the deadline on May 17, 2020. There are no registration fees. The workshop will be held on Zoom and also be video-recorded.



    ICRA Workshop on Learning of Manual Skills in Humans and Robots
    International Conference of Robotics and Automation
    Organizers: Aude Billard and Dagmar Sternad

    May 31, 2020

    Schedule – Eastern Standard Time
    · 9:00-9:10am: Introduction by organizers

    · 9:10-10:00:
    Session 1: Intrinsic mechanics and finger coordination
    Madhu Venkasedan: Stability of static fingertip contact 20 min
    Alberto Rodriguez: (TBA) 20 min
    Discussion with collected questions: 10 min


    · 10:00-10:50:
    Session 2: From grasping to manipulation
    Frederic Danion: Adaptation of manual tracking to challenging cursor-target mappings, 20 min
    Oliver Brock: Low-dimensional representations of manipulation actions for learning, 20 min
    Discussion with collected questions: 10 min


    · 10:50 - 11:20: Spotlight presentations

    · 11:20-12:10
    Session 3: Learning skills
    Jeannette Bohg: Learning to scaffold the development of robotic manipulation skills, 20 min
    Dagmar Sternad: Learning and control in skilled interactions with objects: A task-dynamic approach 20 min
    Discussion with collected questions: 10 min


    · 12:10-13:00
    Session 4: Similarities and differences in manipulation skills
    Andrea d'Avella: Inter-individual differences in real-life motor skills and muscle synergy learning, 20 min
    Antonio Bicchi: Human and robot use of artificial hands, 20 min
    Discussion with collected questions: 10 min


    · 13:00-13:30: Spotlight presentations

    · 13:30-13:50:
    Closing Lecture
    Etienne Burdet: Augmented manipulation in humans and robots, 20 min
    · Open discussion with all speakers and attendants until 14:30pm

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      FINAL SCHEDULE
      ICRA Workshop on Learning of Manual Skills in Humans and Robots

      International Conference of Robotics and Automation
      May 31, 2020
      Schedule – Eastern Standard Time
      Organizers: Dagmar Sternad and Aude Billard

      9:00-9:10am: Introduction by organizers
      Session 1: Intrinsic Mechanics and Finger Coordination
      9:10 - 9:30am: Madhu Venkasedan: Stability of static fingertip contact
      Mechanical Engineering, Yale University
      9:30 - 9:50am: Alberto Rodriguez: Tactile-driven dexterity
      Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
      9:50 -10:00am: Discussion with collected questions: 10 min

      Session 2: From Grasping to Manipulation
      10:00-10:20am: Frederic Danion: Adaptation of manual tracking to challenging hand-cursor mappings
      CNRS, Institute de Neuroscience de Timone, Aix Marseille
      10:20-10:50am: Oliver Brock: Low-dimensional representations of manipulation actions for learning
      Robotics and Biology Laboratory, Technical University of Berlin
      10:50-11:00am: Discussion with collected questions
      10:50-11:20am: Spotlight Presentations Session A (3 min each)
      Chris Yang, Khoshrav Doctor, Madhur Mangalam, Alexandra Moringen, Salah Bazzi, Kunpeng Yao, Cecilia Vicariis (details below)

      Session 3: Learning Skills
      11:20-11:40am: Jeannette Bohg: Learning to scaffold the development of robotic manipulation skills
      Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
      11:40-12:00pm: Dagmar Sternad: Learning and control in skilled interactions with objects: A task-dynamic approach
      Biology, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University
      12:00-12:10pm: Discussion with collected questions
      Session 4: Similarities and Differences in Manipulation Skills
      12:10-12:30pm: Andrea d'Avella: Inter-individual differences in real-life motor skills and muscle synergy learning
      Neuroscience, University of Messina and IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia
      12:30-12:50pm: Matteo Bianchi and Antonio Bicchi: Human and robot use of artificial hands
      12:50-13:00pm: Discussion with collected questions
      13:00-13:30pm: Spotlight Presentations Session B (3 min each)
      Roberta Delrio, Maria Ayala, Stanislaw Solnik, Barathwaj Murali, Aaron Michael West, Cristian Vergara, Vivek Vimal, David Hinwood (details below)
      Closing Lecture
      13:30-13:50pm: Etienne Burdet: Augmented manipulation in humans and robots
      Bioengineering, Imperial College
      13:50-14:30pm: Open discussion with all speakers and attendants


      Spotlights - Session A:

      Christopher S. Yang, Noah J. Cowan, and Adrian M. Haith
      Automatization of control under a complex visuomotor mapping
      Johns Hopkins University

      Khoshrav Doctor, Michael Lanighan, Dirk Ruiken, and Roderic Grupen
      Learning models to solve belief-driven mobile manipulation tasks in open environments
      University of Massachusetts

      Madhur Mangalam, Mariusz P. Furmanek, Mathew Yarossi, and Eugene Tunik
      Immersive haptic-free virtual reality supports naturalistic coordination of reach-to-grasp movements
      Physical Therapy, Movement Science Rehabilitation, Northeastern University

      Alexandra Moringen, Sascha Fleer, Guillaume Walck, and Helge Ritter
      Attention-based robot learning of haptic interaction
      Neuroinformatics Group, Bielefeld University

      Salah Bazzi and Dagmar Sternad
      Humans seek robustness when manipulating dynamically complex objects
      Biology, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University

      Kunpeng Yao and Aude Billard
      Effect of task conditions on human hand pose selection strategies in bimanual fine manipulation tasks
      School of Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne, Lausanne

      Cecilia Vicariis, Maura Casadio, Leigh Ann Mrotek, Martina Scalella, Joseph R Scheidt, and Robert A Scheidt
      Learning and generalization of force coordination patterns between hand configurations
      Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University


      Spotlights – Session B:

      Roberta Delrio, Giulia Ballardini, Maura Casadio, Fulvio Mastrogiovanni, and Ilana Nisky
      Stiffness discrimination performance in a virtual surgical incision task
      DIBRIS, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Ben-Gurion Israeli-Italian Virtual Lab on Artificial Somatosensation for Humans and Humanoids, University of the Negev, Be’er-Sheva, Israel

      Maria N Ayala, B Marius ’t Hart, and Denise Y P Henriques
      Efferent and afferent estimates of hand location do not optimally integrate
      Centre for Vision Research, York University, Toronto, Canada

      Stanislaw Solnik and Daniele Piscitelli
      Interpersonal manual tasks as a new window to understanding human-robot interactions
      Department of Physical Therapy, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega GA, USA

      Barathwaj Murali, Viony M. Belvroy, Shivam Pandey, Michael D. Byrne, Jean Bismuth and Marcia K. O’Malley
      Velocity-domain performance measures for endovascular surgical proficiency assessment
      Mechanical Engineering, Rice University, Houston

      Aaron Michael West Jr. and Neville Hogan
      An analysis of kinematic hand synergies during wire-harness installation
      Mechanical Engineering, MIT

      Cristian Vergara, Wilm Decr´e, Joris De Schutter and Erwin Aertbeli¨en
      CHORROBOT: framework to learn CHallenging Operations using Reactive ROBOT control
      Robotics Research Group, RAM Division, KU Leuven, Belgium, Core Lab Flanders Make

      Vivekanand Pandey Vimal, James R Lackner, and Paul DiZio
      Individual differences, suboptimal strategies and long-term retention in learning manual control of dynamic balancing in a spaceflight analog task
      Psychology and Neuroscience, Brandeis University

      David Hinwood, Damith Herath, and Roland Goecke
      Requirement scoping of a biologically inspired robotic end-effector to grasp deformable material
      Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Canberra, Australia






      Last edited by Reza Razavian; May 26th, 2020, 12:11 PM.

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