CfP: Humanoids 2019 Workshop on Robotic Food Manipulation



Call for papers:
Humanoids 2019 Workshop on Robotic Food Manipulation
Workshop paper submission deadline: September 20, 2019.
Workshop date: October 15, 2019 in Toronto, Canada
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This workshop focuses on robotic technologies for food manipulation, especially cooking. ?Robotics and AI solutions for food are becoming a trend in these days. ?Some companies, including industry leaders and startups, are working in this field. There are also increasing social demands, as aging societies will need assistive robots to support people's quality of life. However, food manipulation is still a challenging problem in robotics since we need to unify ?a number of different technologies.


Food manipulation involves many challenging problems in robotics. For example, manipulation of non-rigid objects (vegetables, fruits, meats, liquids, powders, etc.), tool use, control of food state (raw/overcooked, shape, viscosity, content of salt/sugar/acidity, etc.), and adaptation to personalized taste. ?It requires a wide range of technologies, such as motion planning, machine learning, computer vision, robot hands, and non-visual sensing. In this workshop, we will discuss the state of the art and how to unify these technologies to achieve applications such as cooking, industrial food manipulation, and assistive robots.


This workshop is inviting papers for an interactive session for all participants. ?Please submit a title and 1-2 page(s) draft in two-column format in the IEEE style (in PDF format, max 5MB) via email, titled: "Robot Food Manip WS Paper, Humanoids 2019". ?The submitted paper will undergo a brief review by the organizers, and the authors will be notified.
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Akihiko Yamaguchi (Tohoku University)
Shinichi Hirai (Ritsumeikan University)
Zhongkui Wang (Ritsumeikan University)
Tapomayukh Bhattacharjee (University of Washington)
Oliver Kroemer (Carnegie Mellon University)


For more details, please refer to the conference website.


-- Akihiko Yamaguchi