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Workshop HyperSense on "Bio-inspired sensing for robotics", November 18th, 2013, Luminy, Marseille, France

7 Octobre 2013

Catégorie : Conférence internationale

Date: November 18th, (one full day) 2013, Marseille, France
Place : Institut des Sciences du Mouvement, Luminy, Marseille.


  • Stéphane Viollet, Institute of Movement Sciences, Marseille, France
  • Frédéric Boyer, Ecole des Mines, Nantes, France
  • Abderrahmane Kheddar, CNRS-AIST JRL, Japan and LIRMM-IDH, Montpellier, France
  • Vincent Hayward, ISIR, Paris, France


  • Henrik Jorntell (Lund University, Sweden)
  • Ravinder Dahiya (University of Glasgow, UK)
  • Adrien Klein (Bonn University, Germany)
  • Holger Krapp (Imperial College, UK)


Many kinds of sensors are available to acquire and perceive information of the surrounding physical world: cameras, laser-range finders, ultrasonic sensors… These sensors are transducers using different physical principles. However, future service robotic requirements will be greatly enhanced by implementing novel sensing abilities such as, for example, the sense of touch, the electric sense (inspired from fish) and minimalist visual sensors (inspired from insects).  Robotics researchers are actively researching toward novel sensor capabilities but they face difficulties in terms of software architecture integration, space, robustness, power consumption, etc. Other issues such as adequate sensory fusion algorithms or the rigidity of the electronics that need to be stretched or bended and the low sensitivity of the sensors once placed in natural environments. This workshop will also address the more general paradigm of embodiment where the smartness is not centralized but embedded locally within the sensor itself.


The goal of this workshop is to bring together state-of-the-art research in the area of artificial touch sense, electric sense and bio-inspired visual sensor, and bio-sensing in general. The workshop will feature invited talks from recognized experts in the field.