RSS 2019 Workshop on “Emerging paradigms for robotic manipulation: from the lab to the productive world”

Maria Pozzi (UNISI), Virginia Ruiz Garate (IIT), and Maximo Roa (DLR) organize a RSS 2019 Workshop on “Emerging paradigms for robotic manipulation: from the lab to the productive world”, to be held in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany on Sunday June 23rd,  2019.


Abstract: Novel robotic developments are going hand in hand with the need for innovation in manufacturing and service applications. Large industries need increasingly fast adapting production lines, while SMEs are adopting collaborative robots to gain a competitive edge in global markets. Additionally, an increasing number of companies are producing and using service robots. In this emerging framework, robots should be able to grasp and manipulate different tools, and interact with fast changing or even unstructured environments involving human users or co-workers. Therefore, these new “real-world” scenarios require innovative grasping and manipulation paradigms that can cope with the needs of uncertain environments. Solutions are being proposed to deal with this challenge, including soft manipulation, AI-driven grasp planning, and human-robot collaborative manipulation. This workshop will bring together research experts as well as representatives of companies to discuss how new approaches in the field can efficiently be transferred from the research labs to the productive world.

Call for posters/demos:
The poster session at this workshop will give the opportunity to researchers to discuss their latest results and ongoing research activities with the community. During a flask talk presentation, presenters will have one minute to introduce their work to all workshop attendees.

We also solicit suggestions for hands-on demonstrations, to give more practical insights about the workshop topics.

To participate, please submit by May 21st, 2019 (AoE) a poster/demo title and an abstract (max 2 pages) in PDF format (RSS regular paper template) via email to all the organizers:

– Maria Pozzi (
– Virginia Ruiz Garate (
– Máximo A. Roa (

All contributions will undergo a review by the organizers, and the authors will be notified of acceptance by May 24th, 2019 (AoE).

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