Recent advances in haptics, human motion modeling, and human functional neuroimaging have set the stage to greatly expand collaboration between roboticists and neuroscientists. This workshop on “Haptics for Neuroscience and Neuroimaging” proposes to foster collaborative efforts to understand human motion by combining novel robotics technologies, predictive human biomechanical models, immersive haptic neuroscience experiments, and high resolution neuroimaging.
A special case of interest for this workshop is the combination of haptics and human neuroimaging, Haptic fMRI. The workshop will host contributions within this research topic from technical/engineering and basic neuroscience perspectives.
ICRA is the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society's flagship conference and is a premier international forum for robotics researchers to present their work. The 2015 conference will be held May 26-30, 2015 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington, USA.
The conference will include plenary and mini-plenary sessions, contributed paper sessions, workshops and tutorials, an industrial forum, exhibits, and robot challenges as well as some events that are new to ICRA, such as a PhD forum, a career fair, and a developing countries forum.