Jim Mainprice,                Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Massachusetts, USA

Dmitry Berenson,          Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Massachusetts, USA

Dana Kulić,                      University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Olivier Stasse,                 LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France

Motivation And Goals

The aging population in the most modern societies as well as the always increasing demand for productivity drives the need for robot coworkers and assistants. Humanoids, being especially well suited to cope with human environments, are the ideal robots for such roles. 

However, integrating the necessary safety features while endowing the robots with a model of our behavioral patterns and social habits is a difficult problem. How do we make the robots’ motions safer? How do we make them more legible? How can we recognize and predict the user’s intention?  How do we make robots collaborate with users in performing complex tasks seamlessly? How do we learn from observation and interaction with the user, while ensuring their safety? 
This workshop intends to address these questions by bringing together researchers and engineers from different sub-fields of robotics, including but not limited to motion planning, machine learning, human-robot interaction, and perception.


List Of Topics

  • Safe Motion Planning
  • Human-Aware Motion Planning
  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Human-Robot Collaboration
  • Human Motion Analysis
  • Learning from Demonstration
  • Trajectory Generation

20 September 2013 : Abstract submission deadline
30 September 2013 : Notification of acceptance
15 October 2013 : Workshop day

  • Torsten Kroeger,           Postdoc, Stanford, California, USA
  • Sylvain Calinon,            Researcher, Italian Institute of Technology, Genova, Italy
  • Sami Haddadin,             Lecturer TUM, DLR, Institute of Robotics, Munich, Germany
  • Andrea Thomaz,           Associate Professor, Georgia Tech, USA
  • Charlie Kemp,                Associate Professor, Georgia Tech, USA


08:50 - 09:00     Introduction
09:00 - 10:00    Torsten Kroeger
10:00 - 10:15    Coffee Break
10:15 - 11:15    Sylvain Calinon
11:15 - 11:35    Poster presenter

11:35 - 13:00    Lunch Break

13:00 - 14:00    Sami Haddadin 
14:00 - 15:00    Andrea Thomaz
15:00 - 15:30    Coffee Break
15:30 - 16:30    Charlie Kemp
16:30 - 16:45    Jim Mainprice

16:45 - 17:30    Discussion Panel

17:30 End

Call For Posters

We invite researchers and students to present their work in the form of poster sessions. To participate please send a maximum one page abstract at using the conference format. The deadline for abstracts is September 10th and notification of acceptance is September 30th.

Jim Mainprice,
Nov 14, 2013, 8:04 AM
Jim Mainprice,
Nov 14, 2013, 8:04 AM
Jim Mainprice,
Nov 14, 2013, 8:04 AM
Jim Mainprice,
Nov 14, 2013, 8:05 AM