IROS2013 Workshop on New Applications of Hydraulic Actuation for Fast, Powerful, Efficient, Compact, and Compliant Robots

New Applications of Hydraulic Actuation for Fast, Powerful, Efficient, Compact, and Compliant Robots, IROS2013 Workshop, Thursday, November 7th, 2013 (Th-WS-15, Room802)




The purpose of this workshop is to discuss state-of-the-art hydraulic actuators and systems for practical robot application. Invited tutorials from hydraulic industry and academia are given to introduce new solutions that improve the control performance and energy efficiency while keeping the actuator's innate high power density, robustness, and long-life. Some leading robotics researchers in this field introduce their application to share their knowledge and ideas with the participants. The primary audiences are those researchers currently involved in, or wishing to learn more about, the state-of-the-art in design and control of fast and efficient hydraulic robots for medical, field, and space application. Researchers working on light-weight manipulators, legged robots, or wearable exoskeleton robots are also part of the intended audience. This workshop may also be of interest to researchers in the complementary fields of electric and pneumatic power systems.

This is the 2nd edition of the workshop series on high-performance hydraulic robots.
The first workshop was held at ICRA2013. For more information, see this page.


◾Prof. Sang-Ho Hyon, Ritsumeikan University, Japan (sangho{a}
◾Dr. Claudio Semini, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy (claudio.semini{a}
◾Dr. Hiroshi Kaminaga, The University of Tokyo, Japan (kaminaga{a}

List of Topics

◾Solutions towards compact and light-weight hydraulic actuation
◾Solutions towards energy efficient hydraulic actuation
◾Advanced control of hydraulic actuators and power systems
◾Challenges in legged robots application
◾Challenges in medical/rehabilitation devices application
◾Challenges in construction machine / field robots / aerospace application

Time Schedule

9:20 - 9:30 Opening remark
9:30 - 9:50 Prof. Jonas Buchli, ETHZ, Switzerland
9:50 - 10:10 Dr. Ludovic Righetti, MPI, Germany
10:10 - 10:30 Dr. Claudio Semini, IIT, Italy
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 11:20 Dr. Hiroshi Kaminaga, The University of Tokyo, Japan
11:20 - 11:40 Mr. Kitak Ahn, KNR Systems Inc., Korea
11:40 - 12:00 Dr. Samer Alfayad, TUM, Germany
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 13:50 Mr. Kazumi Ito from KYB, Co., Japan
13:50 - 14:40 Prof. Sang-Ho Hyon, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
14:10 - 14:30 poster teaser
14:30 - 15:30 poster session & coffee break
15:30 - 15:50 Dr. Hiroshi Kosodo from Takako, Inc., Japan
15:50 - 16:10 Prof. Oomichi Takeo, Meijo University, Japan
16:10 - 16:50 Discussion
16:50 - 17:00 Closing remark

Presentation Details

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(Poster preparation)

Please bring your posters to the workshop room directly. We prepare 4 poster boards (width 1260 mm x height 1800 mm for each). We use the both side. We have totally 8 posters. The poster size is fee.
Please also prepare a few slides for a very short introduction of your work (2-3 minutes) to the whole workshop audience. We will have these teasers between 14:10 and 14:30, just before the poster session.


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This workshop is co-organized with The Japan Fluid Power System Society (JFPS)