Final Workshop

heidelbergThe KoroiBot Final Workshop will be held in Heidelberg from Sept 13 to Sept 14, 2016.

Scope of the Workshop

The KoroiBot Final Workshop will bring together researchers from various research areas connected to humanoid robotics, human movement understanding, mathematics, control and computer animation.
The aim is to discuss recent results related but not limited to the following topics:

  • recording and analysis of human locomotion
  • kinematic and dynamic laws of human locomotion
  • optimization principles of human movement
  • optimal control, learning and movement primitives for humanoid robots
  • efficient dynamic modeling of human and humanoid motion
  • new control methods for humanoid robots
  • compliance in humanoid robotics
  • stability of human and humanoid locomotion
  • push recovery in humans and humanoids
  • scene recognition and action selection
  • planning collision-free locomotion paths
  • benchmarking human and humanoid locomotion
  • human-inspired actuators for humanoid robots
  • motion retargeting between anthropomorphic systems with different constraints
  • challenging applications for humanoid robots
  • requirements for next generation of humanoid robots

Confirmed speakers

  • Yoshihiko Nakamura, School of Information Science and Technology,
    University of Tokyo
  • Florentin Wörgötter, Department of Computational Neuroscience, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
  • Dirk Lefeber, BruBotics – The Brussels Human Centered Robotic research center
  • Francesco Ferro – Pal Robotics, Barcelona
  • Katja Mombaur, Optimization in Robotics and Biomechanics Group, IWR, University of Heidelberg
  • Philippe Souères, LAAS-CNRS Toulouse
  • Francesco Nori, RBCS / Cognitive Humanoids Lab, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
  • Heike Vallery, Delft Biorobotics Lab, TU Delft
  • Tamar Flash, Dept. of Applied Math. and Computer Science,
    The Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Martin Giese, Section for Computational Sensomotorics, Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research
  • Nikolaus Vahrenkamp, Christian Mandery, Lukas Kaul, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Milad S. Malekzadeh, University of bielefeld, CogiMon Project
  • Adrien Pajon, Laboratoire d’Informatique, de Robotique et de Microélectronique de Montpellier

Call for Contribution

The workshop will consist of invited talks and a poster session. We cordially invite you to submit poster abstracts of approximately 500 words (+1 or 2 pictures) to

Deadline for abstract submission for posters: July 31, 2016
Notification of acceptance : Aug 5, 2016
Registration deadline: Aug 31, 2016


The final workshop program can be found here.

Location and Directions

The KoroiBot Final Workshop will be held at Mathematikon in Heidelberg:
Im Neuenheimer Feld 205
69120 Heidelberg

By car: Follow Autobahn A656 to Heidelberg. At its end turn left in direction Chirurgie, cross the Neckar river on Ernst Walz bridge and follow Berlin street (Berliner Straße). Take the third street to the left to get to the parking lot.

By tram: Starting at Heidelberg Main Station take tram number 21 or 24 in direction Handschuhsheim and step off in one of the two stops Bunsengymnasium and Technologiepark.

A map showing the location can be found here.


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Scientific coordinator : Katja Mombaur
Administrative contact : Pamela Schmidts