Full-day Workshop on

Humanoids: What's next?

Applications, Challenges and Perspectives


In conjunction with the
10th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots

Tuesday, December 7, 2010, 9:00 - 18:00

Objectives


The objective of this workshop is to gather researchers contributing to the field of humanoid robotics to present and discuss their views on the future research directions, potential applications, challenges and perspectives as well as social aspects of human-humanoid coexistence.

Humanoid robotics is a key growth industry of the 21st century. The big challenge is the advancement of robotics technologies to the point where interactions between humans and robots run smoothly and robots are able to fulfil roles in the human living space. These robots will act in human-centred environments, interact with humans, and serve as assistants and life-long companions.

In Japan, researchers have been working for a long time on systems that could be of use to an aging population, especially as human companions. It has been increasingly recognized by both the industry and the research community that robots for personal use must become more humanlike to have a chance of being accepted by normal people. This is reflected in national humanoid robot projects in Japan, Korea and Europe as well as by various extensive research programs in the United States. Major Japanese companies such as Honda and Toyota have already developed humanoid robots. Although these platforms have not yet been turned into commercial products, it is clear that robots coming into our future personal and professional environments will have to posses many human-like features..

Topics of interest:
  • Humanoids as challenge for research
  • Humanoids as platforms for cognitive research
  • Humanoids as companion for citizens
  • Humanoids for education
  • Humanoids for entertainment
  • Humanoids and ethics
  • Humanoids and law

Program


 

9:00

Tamim Asfour and Ales Ude
Welcome and Introduction

9:10

Ron Arkin, Georgia Tech, USA
What's Next Indeed! Embedded Ethics, Deception, Maintaining Human Dignity, and Intimacy Perhaps?

10:00

Yoshihiko Nakamura, University of Tokyo, Japan
On Human Behavioral Data Base and Humanoids

10:30

Break

11:00

Conference Plenary Talk

12:00

Lunch

13:30

Stefan Schaal, USC, USA
Machine Learning Challenges for Truly Autonomous Robots

14:00

Jean-Paul Laumond, LAAS, France
On Embedded Actions for Humanoid Robots

14:30

Kazuhito Yokoi, AIST, Japan
Does Cybernetic Human HRP-4C Shoot to Stardom

15:00

Rod Grupen, UMass, USA
Always On: Cognitive Organization for Lifelong Cumulative Learning

15:30

Break

16:00

Aude Billard and Dan Grollmann, EPFL, Switzerland
Teaching motor skills from humans to humanoids

16:30

Giulio Sandini, IIT, Italy
Why Humanoids

17:00

Rüdiger Dillmann, KIT, Germany
Anthropomatics: What robots can learn from humans and vice versa.

17:30

Eiichi Yoshida, AIST, Japan
Humanoid Motion: Between Reactive Planning and Extensive Control

18:00

James Kuffner, Google & CMU, USA
What's Next: Cloud Enabled Humanoids?

18:30

End

Location


see Humanoids 2010 webpage

Organizers


Tamim Asfour, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Ales Ude, Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Kazuhito Yokoi, Advanced Institute for Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba, Japan
Rüdiger Dillmann, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany


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