The acceptance of new assistive and collaborative robotic devices strongly depends on the levels of confidence and awareness that the user has towards them. Confidence is essential, as it allows humans to tackle known or unfamiliar tasks in cooperation with artificial devices with increased hope, optimism, and resilience. Awareness enables confidence: the more we know about the task we must perform, and about the agent we must interact with, the more we are confident. This workshop will discuss how new tactile communication paradigms can be exploited to increase user's confidence in her/his collaborator in human-human and human-robot collaboration scenarios. Whether the partner is another human (e.g., assistant for visually impaired people) or a robot (e.g., collaborative arm in an industrial set-up), mutual understanding is fundamental to achieve a common goal. Starting from the successful results of the WEARHAP project (concluded EU-Project coordinated by University of Siena), and leveraging on the beginning of a National Italian Grant (TIGHT), speakers will talk about advantages and disadvantages of exploiting the tactile channel to transmit information, focusing, in particular, on the neuroscientific and technological challenges that derive from the use of wearable haptic interfaces. Also, the adoption of multi-modal interfaces will be discussed, together with innovative methods to evaluate human-machine interaction, and skill training techniques.
|09:30 - 09:50||Welcome and presentation of workshop objectives - Organizers (M. Pozzi, T. Lisini Baldi, M. Bianchi, D. Prattichizzo)|
|09:50 - 10:10||The use of haptic technology to support visually-impaired people - Barbara Leporini (CNR, Pisa)|
|10:10 - 10:30||Multi-cue integration in human somatosensory system - Alessandro Moscatelli (Fondazione Santa Lucia)|
|10:30 - 10:50||Ergonomic control of human-robot co-manipulation - Luka Peternel (TU Delft)|
|10:50 - 11:20||Coffee Break + Poster Session|
|11:20 - 11:40||Towards an intelligent, collaborative and connected factory - Andrea Maria Zanchettin|
|11:40 - 12:00||Multi-modal interfaces for improving situational awareness in human-robot interaction - Arash Ajoudani (IIT)|
|12:00 - 12:20||Control techniques for Human-Robot Interaction - Cristian Secchi (Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia)|
|12:20 - 12:40||HW/SW Tools for Modelling of Dexterous Skills - Carlo Alberto Avizzano (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna)|
Full Professor, Dipartimento di Scienze e Metodi dell'Ingegneria, Università degli studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia
Aggr. Prof. Carlo Alberto Avizzano, PERCRO Coordinator, TeCIP Istitute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa
Researcher (tenure track) and Principal Investigator of the Human-Robot Interfaces and physical Interaction (HRI2) laboratory of the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Genova.
Researcher (tenure track - RTDb), University of Rome Tor Vergata and Researcher at the Department of Neuromotor Physiology of Fondazione Santa Lucia, Rome.
Assistant Professor at Department of Cognitive Robotics, Delft University of Technology.
Researcher in the Human-Computer Interaction field at the ISTI-CNR in Pisa.
Associate Professor of Automatic Control at Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria Politecnico di Milano.
The poster session at this workshop will give the opportunity to researchers to discuss their latest results and ongoing research activities with the community. During a flask talk presentation, presenters will have one minute to introduce their work to all workshop attendees. We also solicit suggestions for hands-on demonstrations, to give more practical insights about the workshop topics.
To participate, please submit by August
10th 27th, 2020 (AoE) a poster/demo title and a 1 page abstract in PDF format
(ICRA regular paper template) via email to all the organizers:
The poster/demo can present already published research.
All contributions will undergo a review by the organizers, and the authors will be notified of acceptance within 2-3 days from the submission date.
All poster presenters should prepare a 3 min flash talk presentation that will be either given live during the virtual workshop, or recorded in a video to be uploaded on the workshop YouTube channel.