9:00  Session 1: Safe Robotics Concepts

9.00 – 9:20 Welcome and introduction by the organizers.

9.20 – 9:40 G.Grioli, R.Schiavi. S.Sen, A. Bicchi. VSA-II: Variable stiffness actuation for safe and performing robots interacting with humans.

9:40 – 10:00 M. Laffranchi, N. G. Tsagarakis, D. G. Caldwell. Safe human robot interaction via energy regulation control.

10:00 – 10:20 A. Jafari, N. G. Tsagarakis, B. Vanderborght, D. G. Caldwell. AwAS: A novel actuator with adjustable stiffness.

10:20 – 10:40 F. Flacco, R. Schiavi, A. De Luca. Multiple depth/presence sensors integration for human/robot coexistence.

10:40 – 11:00 G. Borghesan. Modeling of compliant covers for manipulation and safe human robot interaction.

11:00 -11:20 Coffee Break & Telerobot Exhibition

11:20  Session 2: Human-Friendly Robotics Applications

11:20 -11:40 L. C. Visser, R. Carloni and S. Stramigioli. Design and control of the Twente humanoid head.

11:40 -12:00 P. Pierro, D. Hernández, M. González-Fierro, L. Blasi, A. Milani and C. Balaguer. A human-humanoid interface for collaborative tasks.

12:00 -12:20 Sang-Ho Hyon. Learning external forces for human-humanoid interaction.

12:20 -12:40 R. Morales, N. Garcia, J.M. Sabater. AUPA: The development of a rehabilitation robot.

12:40 -13:00 M. Bianchi, A. Serio, E. P. Scilingo, A. Bicchi. Rendering softness: a new fabric yielding display.

13:00 -13:20: P. Robuffo Giordano and H. H. Bülthoff. Providing vestibular cues to a human operator for a new generation of human-machine interfaces.

13:20-15:00  Lunch (Buffet)

15:00-18:00  Panel Discussion on Robots in Everyday Life

The panel discussion will be chaired by:

Technical Tour on December 4th

HFR 2009 is pleased to organize a technical tour at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) starting from 10.00 AM ( How to reach IIT ).

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