25-26 August 2012 - Second EUCogIII Members Conference, Odense


To further facilitate discussion and interaction between members, we encourage participants to bring posters presenting ongoing research, project ideas, etc on related topics - 'related' in a wide sense, e.g. work on compliant robots, human-robot interaction, haptic interfaces, biologically inspired 'soft' mechanisms/materials (e.g. muscles, tendons, skin), embodied cognition, emotion, and social interaction, etc. Since the number of poster boards is limited, email if you want to present a poster (A0 format landscape).

Saturday, August 25th
11:15 Special buses from Odense City Centre to SDU campus
11:30 - 12:00 Registration
12:00 - 13:15 Lunch
13:15 - 13:30 Opening
13:30 - 14:30 Rolf Pfeifer (University of Zurich) - Soft robotics - self-organization and embodiment in the emergence of cognition
14:30 - 15:30 Dirk Lefeber (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) - Use of compliant actuators for prosthetics and rehabilitation robotics
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 - 17:00 Giorgio Metta (Italian Institute of Technology) - Force and tactile control for human-robot interaction
17:00 - 18:00 Members' poster display
18:15 Special buses from SDU campus to Odense City Centre
19:30 Special buses from Odense City Centre to Sortebro Kro
20:00 - 22:30 Conference Banquet at Sortebro Kro
22:30 Special buses from Sortebro Kro to Odense City Centre
Sunday, August 26th
08:45 Special buses from Odense City Centre to SDU campus
9:30 - 10:30 Maarja Kruusma (Tallinn University of Technology) - Soft in flow: A compliant flow sensing underwater robot
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:00 Fumiya Iida (ETH Zurich) - Artificial morphogenesis toward soft growing robots
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 Panel discussion
15:00 Close of Conference
15:30 Special buses from SDU campus to Odense City Centre

Programme Notes

Poster exhibitors should set their poster up on the boards provided before the meeting opens. The posters can be taken down just after lunch on Sunday 26th, before the Panel Discussion.

Coffee breaks take place just outside the conference auditorium, near to the poster exhibition. Lunch will be served in the SDU restaurant, on the floor above the conference centre.

The banquet is at Sortebro Kro, a modern restaurant in a famous historic building. It can be found at the Funen Village, which is marked on the A3 map on the “Visit Odense Bykort 2012” sheet as number 20 in the pink series of Attractions. If you choose to drive to the restaurant, there is plenty of parking space at the Funen Village car park.