AMAM 2019, Adaptive Motion in Animals and Machines, Aug 19-23 2019, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

Mark the date and first call for abstracts

Investigating how animals and humans excel at adaptive movements can help engineers to improve the adaptive capabilities of robots. In return, robots can serve as scientific tools to explore the basic principles of biological systems, in particular the neuromechanical mechanisms underlying their fascinating motor abilities. AMAM 2019 is the 9th international symposium dedicated to stimulate fruitful interactions among biologists and engineers interested in adaptive motion. It aims at bringing together researchers in robotics, biomechanics, neuroscience, sports science, and other fields related to motor behavior in biological and artificial systems. Previous symposia were held in Montreal, Canada (2000); Kyoto, Japan (2003); Ilmenau, Germany (2005); Cleveland, USA (2008); Awaji, Japan (2011); Darmstadt, Germany (2013); Cambridge, USA (2015); and Sapporo, Japan (2017).
Abstract contributions are invited from all areas pertaining to adaptive motion in animals and machines. Accepted abstracts are presented in either oral or poster sessions based on assessed suitability by the program committee. Invited talks and some selected speakers will be presented in oral sessions in a single track. We also encourage participants to contribute hardware demonstrations, as part of the ‘Robot Zoo’@AMAM2019.

Important dates:
Jan 18th, 2019 Opening of the extended abstract submission
March 8th, 2019 Deadline of extended abstracts submission
April 12th, 2019 Notification of acceptance for extended abstracts
May 31st, 2019 Deadline of submission for Robot Zoo (Robot Demos)
August 19-23, 2019 Conference

Program Committee:
Hitoshi Aonuma, Hokkaido University, Japan
Jordan Boyle, Leeds University, UK
Monica Daley, Royal Veterinary College, UK
Koh Hosoda, Osaka University, Japan
Fumiya Iida, Cambridge, UK
Auke Ijspeert, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Akio Ishiguro, Tohoku University, Japan
Masato Ishikawa, Osaka University, Japan
Takeshi Kano, Tohoku University, Japan
Sangbae Kim, MIT, USA
Jun Nishii, Yamaguchi University, Japan
Dai Owaki, Tohoku University, Japan
Andre Seyfarth, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Emily Standen, University of Ottawa, Canada
Dagmar Sternad, Northeastern University, USA
Barry Trimmer, Tufts University, USA
Eric Tytell, Tufts University, USA
Hartmut Witte, TU Ilmenau, Germany

General Chair:
Auke Ijspeert, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Prof Auke Jan Ijspeert
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