ICRA 2021 ViTac workshop Program

ViTac 2021: Trends and Challenges in Visuo-Tactile Perception

Time: 9am-6pm (GMT+00), Friday 4th June 2021

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Session 1:Theme 1Tactile sensors for robot tasks
09:00 – 09:25Shan LuoOpening and Welcome
09:25 – 09:30Wiley Publisher (Sponsor)Introduction to the Advanced Intelligent Systems journal
09:30-10:20Aude Billard (Keynote)Tactile information for robust in-hand manipulation
10:20-10:50Harold SohLearning and Perception with Event-based Tactile Sensors
10:50-11:20Lorenzo JamoneMagnetic-based soft tactile sensors for robotic manipulation
11:20-11:40Break20-min break & poster session in gather.town
Session 2:Theme 2The control and design of robotic visuo-tactile systems
11:40-11:50Kaspar Althoefer
Session introduction
11:50-12:20Nathan Lepora
Soft biomimetic optical tactile sensing for robot dexterity
12:20-12:50Qiang LiIntelligent Tactile Robots: From Safe Interaction to Dexterous Manipulation
12:50-13:00Spotlight talks
(3 mins each)

1. S. Funabashi, G. Yang, F. Hongyi, A. Schmitz, L. Jamone, T. Ogata and S. Sugano. Visualization of Tactile Features for Object Recognition with a Multi-Fingered Hand (12:50-12:52)
2. S. Katyara, F. Ficuciello, T. Teng, F. Chen, B. Siciliano, D. G. Caldwell. Intuitive Tasks Planning Using Visuo-Tactile Perception for Human Robot Cooperation (12:53-12:55)
3. F. Palermo, C. Oh, K. Althoefer, S. Poslad, I. Farkhatdinov. Investigation of images of cracks via graph theory for developing an optimal exploration algorithm for a robotic manipulator (12:56-15:58)

13:00-13:50Break50-min break & poster session in gather.town
Session 3:Theme 3Visuo-tactile perception for robot manipulation
13:50-14:00Gordon ChengSession introduction
14:00-14:30Matei CiocarlieTowards dexterous manipulation with a tactile finger
14:30-15:20Edward Adelson (Keynote)The Future of Camera-based Tactile Sensing
15:20-15:30Spotlight talks
(3 mins each)
4. J. Jiang, G. Cao, D. F. Gomes and S. Luo. Rapid Crack Reconstruction using Tactile Sensing and Vision (15:20-15:22)
5. S. J. Redmond, B. Xia, and H. Khamis. Real-time Friction Estimation for Grip Force Control (15:23-15:25)
6. A. N. Chaudhury, T. Man, W. Yuan, and C. Atkeson. Using collocated vision to improve tactile sensing (15:26-15:28)
15:30-15:50Break20-min break & poster session in gather.town
Session 4:Theme 4Connecting vision and tactile sensing
15:50-16:00Wenzhen YuanSession introduction
16:00-16:30Roberto CalandraBuilding an Ecosystem for Research on Touch Sensing
16:30-17:20Roberta L. Klatzky (Keynote)Vision and Touch as Complementary Sensory Systems
Session 5:
17:20-17:50Group discussionBreakout rooms
(welcome to suggest topics)
17:50-18:00Wrap up

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