2nd Workshop on Proximity Perception in Robotics

Publikation aus Robotics

Hosam Alagi, Stephan Mühlbacher-Karrer , Stefan Escaida Navarro, Björn Hein, Hubert Zangl, Keisuke Koyama

Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Proximity Perception in Robotics at IROS 2019, Macau, China, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), 11/2019


In this workshop, the benefits of Proximity Perception in robotics, especially to those unfamiliar with it, have been highlighted. An important aspect was to encourage networking within the research community as well as to bridge the gap to the industry supporting technology transfer. Regarding the broader objectives of the workshop, we observe that Proximity Perception technologies have the potential to play an essential role in service, industrial robotics, Human-Robot Collaboration (HRC), compliant robotics applications and even bio-inspired robotics. On the one hand, designs of robotic graspers that include Proximity Sensors enable novel control strategies for exploration, grasping and manipulation. On the other hand, the sensors allow safety features to fulfill leading technical pecifications such as ISO/TS 15066 for the operation of collaborative robots and improve the autonomy and perception of robotic systems in all fields.

These proceedings contain the papers accepted and presented during the poster session of the workshop.

Talks held at the workshop:

Full body proximity sensing and human-robot interaction via sensor/actuator augmented skins
Nikolaus Correll, University of Colorado at Boulder

Proximity sensors for grasping applications in robotics
Jelizaveta Konstantinova,Ocado Technology and Queen Mary University of London

Electric field sensing for bio-inspired underwater robotics
Frédéric Boyer and Vincent Lebastard, IMT Atlantique Bretagne-Pays de la Loire Ecole Mines-Telecom

Vision-based tactile sensor FingerVision for fragile object manipulation
Akihiko Yamaguchi, Tohoku University

Reliable and context related grasping for autonomous mobile robots
Hansruedi Früh,F&P Robotics

LiDAR and 3D Imaging for Robotics and Automated Mobility
Norbert Druml, Infineon Technologies AG

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