The SecondHands project will be sponsoring the “The intelligence of touch” workshop at IROS 2018. The workshop will be held on the 1st of October 2018 in Madrid.

The aim of the workshop is exploring how tactile feedback in the wider sense can be exploited by creating sensors, robots and intelligence which take full advantage of this information and how humans are processing, interpreting and reacting on tactile cues. Submissions for the workshop are open.

Prof. Tamim Asfour is one of the organisers of the workshop which features internationally renowned robotic leaders from industry and academia, such as Prof. Aude Billard (EPFL), head of the Learning Algorithms and Systems Laboratory (LASA) at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) and PI of the SecondHands project for EPFL.

The IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) is one of the most prestigious annual academic conferences in robotics. The conference, which started in 1988, has reached its 31st year and will be held in Madrid, Spain, from the 1st to the 5th of October 2018.