as manipulation or locomotion. All accepted abstracts will be posted on this page. accidentally bumping into something isnt catastrophic, and where the robot doesnt treat everything in the slippery/sticky) affect which solution(s) might be appropriate. Safe Supervisory Control of Soft Robot Actuators, by Sabelhaus, Andrew P; Patterson, Zach; Wertz, Anthony; and Majidi, Carmel

A strong interdisciplinary effort is needed to address these challenges to understand and exploit behaviors (sensory-motor complexes) and to identify future directions enabling the design of efficient autonomous agents with increased energy efficiency, and intrinsic body characteristics, able to adaptively interact with different environments. Using Contacts During Robot Manipulation to Map and Reconstruct a Scene, by Bimbo, Joao; Morgan, Andrew S; and Dollar, Aaron M. 38, Shell Due to high volume of requests during the conference season, responses may be delayed. Localize the car in a static map with a particle filter. of motion while touching and almost touching can differ dramatically. Workshop Date The workshop will be held on: July 1st, 2022, Subject to change. Robots have become ubiquitous and an integral part of modern society. The role of design and novel shapes to control interactions. Locomotion is an intelligent process involving body, environment, and time, that also includes energy management in terms of cost/benefit balancing deriving from a motor action. Python Developing Data-driven Methods for Mixed-integer Nonlinear Programs, by Lin, Xuan; and Hong, Dennis W You may still submit an application, which may be considered by the conference chair if there is still room available.

Interacting with soft and deformable surfaces, and leveraging softness for robustness. Poster sessions are an integral part of the our conferences, and offer all conferees an opportunity to discuss their research. This program provides a grant to underrepresented minority graduate students, postdocs, faculty and scientists to help fund their attendance at their first GRC meeting. Robust Pivoting Manipulation Using Bilevel Contact-Implicit Optimization, by Shirai, Yuki; Jha, Devesh K; Raghunathan, Arvind U; and Romeres, Diego Learn more. something useful, which often requires physical interaction with the environment. We want robots to interact with the world to do Handling contact is a fundamental challenge in robotics. Solving the Last Centimeter Problem with Autonomous Grasping Reflexes, by SaLoutos, Andrew; Guo, Menglong; Stanger-Jones, Elijah; Kim, Hongmin; and Kim, Sangbae Thus this workshop is designed to bring together researchers from across Is a model-based structure necessary, or can unstructured learning methods succeed? What types of problems might require or benefit from structure? Submissions should include a brief abstract at the start summarizing the work. arm picking an object from a box, a search and rescue robot walking over broken terrain, or a home assistance Location: 451 CSB, Posters: CS Lounge, The accepted abstracts for this workshop are: Indeed, bioinspired fabrication and design processes are still far from reproducing an artificial agent showing the remarkable graceful movements of real animals. 6 This GRC will be held in conjunction with the "Robotics" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS). Refer to the associated GRS program page for more information. the robotics field to explore new approaches to tackling this fundamental challenge.

can foster the development of new robot systems and mechanisms with unprecedented abilities. MyGRC AccountCheck your application status, complete your registration, update your poster, change your rooming preference, make a bus reservation, print an invitation letter, print a receipt (which includes verification that you are presenting a poster) or print an invoice by logging into your account. Late Deadline For poster-only consideration: June 6th, 2022, with decisions returned within two weeks of submission.

Whether it is a warehouse Research in Robotics has a high impact on many science disciplines. However, the most elegant and complex locomotion structures have been developed by animals, endowed with the nervous system, to move in each kind of environment on earth, including terrestrial, aquatic, aerial and fossorial scenarios. Designing Whisker Sensors for Noisy Environments, by Kent, Teresa A; Kim, Suhan; Babaei, Mahnoush; Emnett, Hannah; Hartmann, Mitra J. Z.; and Bergbreiter, Sarah, Fast Contact-Implicit Model-Predictive Control, Insight: A Vision-based Haptic Sensor That Provides Rich Force Information about Contacts, Safe Supervisory Control of Soft Robot Actuators, Framework and Software for Real-Time Multi-Contact Model Predictive Control, Robust Pivoting Manipulation Using Bilevel Contact-Implicit Optimization, Efficient Object Manipulation Planning with Monte Carlo Tree Search, Using Contacts During Robot Manipulation to Map and Reconstruct a Scene, Python-based Open Source Package for Optimization of Contact-rich Systems, Developing Data-driven Methods for Mixed-integer Nonlinear Programs, Dynamic Inference on Graphs using Structured Transition Models, Torque-Limited Manipulation Planning with Contact, Emergent Mechanism Design via Robot Swarms, High-Speed Scooping Manipulation Using Controlled Compliance, Hybrid Event Shaping to Stabilize Periodic Hybrid Orbits, Solving the Last Centimeter Problem with Autonomous Grasping Reflexes, Automatic Tool Design for Robotic Caging Using Flexible Wires, Designing Whisker Sensors for Noisy Environments. Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRS in addition to an application for the GRC. Designed & Developed by Brave River Solutions, Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome from the GRC Chair, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Proposing a New Gordon Research Conference, Seed Funding for Gordon Research Seminars, Four Points Sheraton / Holiday Inn Express, Fundamentals of Movement in Living Creatures, "Principles and Models of Neural Control of Movement: From Humans to Octopuses", Bioinspired Sensing, Actuation and Energy, "Learning From Nature to Design Soft-Bioinspired Robot Mechanisms", "Mechanisms and Control Inspired by Nature", "Quantum Inspiration: How Snake Diffraction Led to a New Kind of Limbless Robot", "Large Scale Models for Behavior Learning", "Timeframes and Tools of Cognitive Developmental Robotics", From bioinspiration to bioapplication: perspectives for medical robots, "Soft Robotics for Early Detection and Treatment of Cancer", "Robotically Steerable Guidewire for Endovascular Interventions", "Synthetic Micro/Nanorobots: From Test Tubes to Live Animals", Design and Technology of Sensing and Moving Artifacts, "Tailoring and Regenerating Soft Robot Performance: Structure, Sensing, and Actuation", "Soft, Growing Robots for Minimally Invasive Surgery", "Investigating the Interaction of Feedforward and Feedback Control Mechanisms in Animal Locomotion Using Biorobots and Neuromechanical Simulations", "Extraterrestrial Locomotion: Can it be Bioinspired?

robot clearing the dishes, robots need to be able to enable, plan for, control through, sense, withstand, and 7 To get the conversation started, here is a list of topics and questions for participants to think about (but other topics within the spirit of the above description will also be considered): We are excited to have an incredible group of invited speakers from a range of research backgrounds who are all excited to share their thoughts on this theme: We would like to invite contributed abstracts from the community that fit the themes of this workshop. 4. The GRC will serve as a multifaceted arena to illustrate how basic scientific accomplishments in different disciplines (smart materials, sensing, actuation, fabrication, hybrid biosystems, etc.) *This voicemail is only checked once daily.

Although movement and locomotion have been widely exploited by the engineering community, and many new fields branching in robotics are based on natural locomotion strategies, there are still many challenges that need to be addressed. The application deadline for this meeting was July 17, 2022. Accepted abstracts will be presented as either posters or spotlight talks. Submissions may be on recently published work, upcoming papers, position papers, or work in progress. Submissions should follow the RSS paper format and should be one to two pages in length (including citations).

Reactive or online planning and control to initiate and leverage contacts. How does the manner (fast/slow, accidental/intentional/adversarial) or physics (soft/hard, point/surface, Drive forwards while maintaining a constant distance to a wall on either the left or right.

Indeed, their impact on our lives and society has been increasing at an accelerated pace, rising productivity, adding value to our scientific understanding, and improving our health, environment and food production. However, contact necessarily involves a sudden change in dynamics the effects 3 ", "Proprioceptive Actuation and Sensing for Physical Intelligence", "Reaching New Heights: Overcoming Biological Limits of Jumping", "Plant Movements: An Often Overlooked Source of Inspiration for Soft Robots and Soft Machines", "Squids, Starfish, and Worms as Inspiration for Soft Robots with Unique Capabilities for Locomotion Underwater", "OceanOneK: A Robotic Diver for Deep Underwater Operations", Taking inspiration from Birds and Insects: the Flight. Efficient Object Manipulation Planning with Monte Carlo Tree Search, by Zhu, Huaijiang; and Righetti, Ludovic Insight: A Vision-based Haptic Sensor That Provides Rich Force Information about Contacts, by Sun, Huanbo; Kuchenbecker, Katherine J; and Martius, Georg

Dynamic Inference on Graphs using Structured Transition Models, by Saxena, Saumya; and Kroemer, Oliver Where Conversely, biomimetic and bioinspired systems are key elements to address unexplored biological challenges and enabling scientific theories validation. High-Speed Scooping Manipulation Using Controlled Compliance, by Mak, Ka Hei; and Seo, Jungwon Getting started with the Robot Operating System, 12 avoid or minimize the effects of contact, for example by slowing down before touching an object. 4 learn about contact events. Robustness to expected or unexpected contact events. Because of this, many robots seek to

2 Torque-Limited Manipulation Planning with Contact, by Natarajan, Ramkumar; Likhachev, Maxim; and Choset, Howie This is also an issue that cuts across different application domains such

Hybrid Event Shaping to Stabilize Periodic Hybrid Orbits, by Zhu, James; Kong, Nathan J; Council, George; and Johnson, Aaron M Making sense of touch: leveraging spatially rich tactile sensing. Shell

Emergent Mechanism Design via Robot Swarms, by Taylor, Annalisa; Berrueta, Thomas A; and Murphey, Todd To get there, we need to reason about contact while considering Automatic Tool Design for Robotic Caging Using Flexible Wires, by Ketchum, Jake B; Meyer, Joel; and Murphey, Todd Fast Contact-Implicit Model-Predictive Control, by Howell, Taylor; Le Cleach, Simon; Schwager, Mac; and Manchester, Zachary robots go through great lengths to avoid unexpected contacts, by operating in controlled environments or 6, Labs and other materials for 6.141/16.405J. Call us and leave a detailed message at: 401-783-4011. environment as if it were made of egg shells. 28. Furthermore, Submission Deadline For full consideration for speaking slots: May 9th, 2022, with decisions by May 20th, 2022. GRC VenuesEverything you need to know, to plan your trip. The mutually symbiotic relationship between engineering and biology offered by bionics enables to benefit from living organism strategies and to develop bio-engineered artifacts outperforming current artificial systems. taking excessively conservative paths around obstacles. Python Framework and Software for Real-Time Multi-Contact Model Predictive Control, by Aydinoglu, Alp; and Posa, Michael The ability to move and locomote has been evolved by organisms from different kingdoms, including bacteria, Protista, plants, fungi and animals. the challenges of real-world contact. You signed in with another tab or window. Python-based Open Source Package for Optimization of Contact-rich Systems, by Raghunathan, Arvind U; Jha, Devesh K; and Romeres, Diego Drive forwards while maintaining a constant distance to a wall on either the left or right on a simulated racecar. 20, Python all aspects of the system design: the mechanism, sensing, control, planning, and learning must all account for This workshop seeks to push the field toward a future where robots arent afraid of contact.

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Financial assistance is available for qualified applicants through the GRC Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority Fellowship Program.