ICRA 2011 - Workshop on Autonomous Grasping
From Multi-Sensing to Symbolic Representation for Robotic Manipulation Tasks
Shanghai International Convention Center, Shangai, China

The 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2011) will take place from May 9 to 13, 2011 at the Shanghai International Conference Center and the Shangri-La Hotel Shanghai Pudong in Shanghai, China.

In this workshop we shall cover representations underlying the human strategies that define the appropriate characteristics of the grasp and manipulation movements in specific contexts or objects and howthese strategies can be extended and replicated by robots.

The focus will be on techniques to extract relevant information from human data recording in scenarios of grasping and manipulation tasks, including data on tactile sensing, visual gaze and saccade movements of the subject.

As an outcome, we expect the speakers to contribute for a more complete overview on the current state-of-art on robotic systems that explore different strategies of grasping and manipulation, and explore physical properties of objects to provide more intelligent artificial hands. The models for multi-sensor data integration will be discussed as well as the representations and control strategies that provide autonomous manipulation.