• Emerging paradigms for robotic manipulation:
    from the lab to the productive world

    Virtual Workshop
    May 31, 2021
    ICRA 2021

    WORKSHOP SLIDES

Abstract

Small and medium enterprises are increasingly adopting collaborative robots to gain a competitive edge in global markets, and a growing number of companies are producing and using service robots. In these scenarios, robotic systems must be able to grasp and manipulate a variety of tools, and interact with fast changing or even unstructured environments involving human users or co-workers. These real-world applications require innovative grasping and manipulation paradigms that are robust to uncertain environments. Solutions dealing with this challenge are currently active areas of research in robotics, and include soft manipulation, data-driven grasp planning, and human-robot collaborative manipulation. This workshop will bring together research experts as well as representatives of companies to discuss how new approaches in the field can efficiently be transferred from the research labs to the productive world.

Organizers


Virginia Ruiz Garate
University of the West of England, Bristol
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Maria Pozzi
University of Siena
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Maximo Roa
German Aerospace Center
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Topics

  • New design paradigms for robotic hands (e.g., soft hands, electrostatic grippers, suction cups)
  • New control paradigms for robotic grasping and manipulation (e.g., stiffness control, reflex control)
  • Dexterous grasping
  • Active perception
  • AI applied to robotic grasping and manipulation
  • Technology transfer from research labs to industry
  • Incorporating new paradigms into existing companies: do we need to restructure the working place for the new systems?
  • Robot-human handling problem: achieving natural behaviors
  • Human-robot co-manipulation: going further than the classical transport problem
  • Presentations

  • Juxi Leitner (LYRO Robotics, Title: “Getting a grip of manipulation in the real world”) - Slides
  • Kensuke Harada (Osaka University, Title: "Robotic manipulation research aiming at industrial application") - Slides
  • Oliver Brock (TU Berlin, Title: “New Old Paradigms of Manipulation: The Eighties are Back!”) - Slides
  • Uwe Zimmermann (KUKA AG, Title: “Mobile manipulation: chances and challenges”)
  • Beatriz Leon (Shadow Robot Company, Title: “Real-world challenges on grasping and manipulation using a dexterous robot hand”) - Slides
  • Francesco Ferro (PAL Robotics/euRobotics, Title: “Robotic manipulation: perspective and approach from industry”) - Slides
  • Jeannette Bohg (Stanford University, Title: “Interactive Perception from the lab to industry”) - Slides
  • Henrik Christensen (UC San Diego, Title: “A perspective on key challenges in manipulation for the next decade”) - Slides
  • Speakers

    Kensuke Harada (Osaka University)

    Francesco Ferro (PAL Robotics/euRobotics)

    Title: “Robotic manipulation: perspective and approach from industry”

    Jeannette Bohg (Stanford University)

    Title: “Interactive Perception from the lab to industry”

    Oliver Brock (TU Berlin)

    Title: “New Old Paradigms of Manipulation: The Eighties are Back!”

    Juxi Leitner (LYRO Robotics)

    Title: “Getting a grip of manipulation in the real world”

    Uwe Zimmermann (KUKA AG)

    Title: “Mobile manipulation: chances and challenges”

    Henrik Christensen (UC San Diego)

    Title: “A perspective on key challenges in manipulation for the next decade”

    Beatriz Leon (Shadow Robot Company)

    Title: “Real-world challenges on grasping and manipulation using a dexterous robot hand”

    Panelists

    There will be three additional panelists in the round table discussion:

  • Monica Malvezzi (University of Siena)
  • Leonel Rozo (Bosh Center for Artificial Intelligence (BCAI))
  • Poster session

    The poster session at this workshop will give the opportunity to researchers to discuss their latest results and ongoing research activities with the community. The 3-5 min presentation of each poster will be followed by a Q&A session with questions from the audience. The poster can present already published research.

    Poster Session I

    1. "Industrial Robotic Sorting of Recyclable Waste" (Papadopoulos et al.) - Slides
    2. "Can Robots Refill a Supermarket Shelf?" (Costanzo et al.)
    3. "An Attention Mechanism for Deep Q-Networks with Applications in Robotic Pushing" (Ewerton et al.) - Slides
    4. "Domestic waste detection and grasping points for robotic picking up" (De Gea et al.) - Slides
    5. "A Decentralized Framework for Efficient Cooperation of Heterogeneous Robotic Agents" (Logothetis et al.) - Slides

    Poster Session II

    1. "Exploiting embedded and environmental constraints with a soft reconfigurable gripper" (Turco et al.) - Slides
    2. "SyDeBO: Symbolic-decision-embedded bilevel optimization for long-horizon manipulation in dynamic environments" (Zhao et al.) - Slides
    3. "The Stewart Hand: A Highly Dexterous, 6-DoF Manipulator Based on the Stewart-Gough Platform" (McCann et al.) - Slides
    4. "Application of Nonlinear and Coupled Parallel Compliance Towards Reliability and Efficiency" (Mincheol and Deshpande)
    5. "Electrostatic and gecko adhesion in soft material handling" (Han et al.) - Slides

    Poster Award


    Winners:
    "A Decentralized Framework for Efficient Cooperation of Heterogeneous Robotic Agents" (Logothetis et al.)
    "Electrostatic and gecko adhesion in soft material handling" (Kyungwon Han et al.)

    Instructions for poster presenters

    Upon acceptance of their work, poster presenters will be informed about the presentation modalities.

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    Previous events

    The first edition of this workshop was held during RSS 2019, in Freiburg. Fore more information click on the button below.

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    If you have inquiries please email us at
    Virginia.RuizGarate@uwe.ac.uk, maria.pozzi@unisi.it, maximo.roa@dlr.de