Robotics: Science and Systems - Workshop on Humanoid Manipulation
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Schedule (2005)

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Where and When

Workshop will be
held on June 11, 2005 at:

MIT Stata Center
32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, Mass


The panel sessions are open to group discussion.

9:00-9:20 Talk: Giorgio Metta (U. Genova)
Mirror neurons and cognition: from physiology to robotics.
9:20-9:40 Talk: Steve Massaquoi (MIT)
The current understanding of brain control for reaching.
9:40-10:00 Talk: Francisco Valero-Cuevas (Cornell)
Identifying the functional mechanism by which biological hands meet the necessary and sufficient physical requirements for dexterous manipulation. (abstract)
10:00-10:25 Panel: Metta, Massaquoi, and Valero-Cuevas
Embodied and human-like manipulation.
10:25-10:40 Tea break
 10:40-11:00 Talk: Deb Roy (MIT)
Language and Manipulation
 11:00-11:20 Talk: Robert Ambrose (NASA JPL)
 11:20-11:40 Talk: Roderic Grupen (U. Mass. Amherst)
Discovering Teleological Expanations for Manual Interactions.(abstract)
 11:40-12:00 Talk: Rodney Brooks (MIT)
Manipulation: 25 years from now.
12:00-12:30 Panel: Brooks, Grupen, Ambrose, and Roy.
Challenges for manipulation in unstructured environments.
12:30- 2:00 Lunch
 2:00- 5:00 Video and poster session at MIT CSAIL Humanoid Robotics Lab, including robot demonstations of
  1. Domo
  2. Obrero
  3. Mertz
  4. The Barrett WAM Arm
  5. The Shadow Hand

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