2nd Workshop on Robotic Manipulation of Deformable Objects in Real-world Applications (RoMaDO-RA)

Advanced Robotic Technology for Handling Soft Materials in Manufacturing Sectors

We are pleased to share with you the open the call for contributions of the 2nd Workshop on Robotic Manipulation of Deformable Objects in Real-world Applications (RoMaDO-RA), which will take place online during IROS 2021 (precise day and format to be disclosed).
All information is avaliable on the website: https://lnkd.in/dHZq-Re

The workshop will feature presentations from Dmitry Berenson (University of Michigan), Júlia Borràs (CSIC), Christian Duriez (Inria Lille), Pablo Gil (University of Alicante) and Gianluca Palli (University of Bologna) among others. A brief overview of the subjects to be tackled:
• Dedicated planning, perception and control for deformable objects
• Execution of refined manipulation tasks involving deformable objects
• Presentation of applications on industrial use-cases

We invite you to follow the instructions on the website to send your papers before Friday, August 13, 2021. Best papers will be invited to submit an extended version for RA-L special issue on Robotic Handling of Deformable Objects: https://lnkd.in/dfg858R

=== TOPICS ===
Here are some examples of challenging topics in robotic manipulation of deformable objects:
• Taking into account contacts and interactions with the environment
• Proposing low-dimensional representations for deformation state
• Using sensor information for planning and control
• Using learning methods to cope with deformation
• Understanding manipulation from human demonstration and reproducing it
• Dealing with objects that are unknown or exhibit changeable behavior
• Enabling versatility through hardware and software choices

Paper submission deadline: August 13, 2021
Acceptance notification: August 27, 2021
Final version and video: September 10, 2021
Conference: September 27 – October 1, 2021

=== CONTACT ===
For all questions please contact the main organizer: adrien.koessler[AT]sigma-clermont[DOT]com