Bi-manual Manipulation: Addressing Real-world Challenges 

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May 27th 2022, EDT: 8:30AM, CET: 2:30PM, Hong Kong/Beijing: 20:30PM, Japan/Korea: 21:30PM



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Bimanual manipulation is essential for robots to reach human level manipulation dexterity. The involvement of the second robot arm is believed to greatly increase the dexterity and flexibility of robot manipulation and therefore to open new directions for both research and real world applications. But it is still a problem to identify the challenges in general and in modules which have slowed down or blocked this kind of novelty benefiting human beings? It is clear that we cannot focus on solving purely issues at the components level. We need a holistic, interdisciplinary perspective of robotic bimanual manipulation. Therefore it is important for roboticists from both academic and industrial community to join efforts together to review, re-investigate, reshape and pave the way to advance the field of research. To navigate our discussion,  we prepared the following question to be answered in the workshop.

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Workshop Date and Schedule

Hybrid Mode - Online and Onsite

EDT: 8:30AM-17:45PM, May 27th 2022 

CET: 2:30PM-23:45PM, May 27th 2022

Hong Kong/Beijing: 20:30PM May 27th 2022-5:45AM May 28th 2022

Japan/Korea: 21:30PM May 27th 2022-6:45AM May 28th 2022

Special Issues

IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics Focused Section on "Design, Modeling, Learning and Control for Bimanual Manipulation Mechatronics" is call for submissions.

Important Dates:

Paper Submission                                                                                 Sep. 1, 2022

Completion of First Review                                                                     Dec. 1, 2022

Submission of Revised Papers                                                         Jan. 15, 2023

Completion of Final Review                                                                    Mar. 1, 2023

Submission of Final Manuscripts and Copyright Forms                 Apr. 30, 2023

Publication                                                                                                  Jun., 2023

Guest Editors:

Sylvain Calinon, Guest Editor (Idiap Research Institute) Email:

Fei Chen, Guest Editor (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) Email:

Miao Li, Guest Editor (Wuhan University) Email:

Nadia Figueroa, Guest Editor (University of Pennsylvania) Email:

Hang Yin, Guest Editor (KTH Royal Institute of Technology) Email:

João Silvério, Guest Editor (German Aerospace Center) Email:

Aude Billard, Guest Editor (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne) Email:


Manuscripts should be submitted online at: The cover letter should report the following statement: “This paper is submitted for possible publication in the Focused Section on Design, Modeling, Learning and Control for Bimanual Manipulation Mechatronics”. Fore more details, please refer to:

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