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
02139

Schedule

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)
TBD.
 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

Questions? Contact us at man-workshop-org@lists.csail.mit.edu.