Program Overview

The detailed ICRA 2024 program can be found through the PaperPraza, which is now available in the following link:

https://ras.papercept.net/conferences/conferences/ICRA24/program

Program at a glance

Program is tentative and may subject to change.

Plenary Talks

May 14th 9:00-10:00, National Convention Hall

Dr. Yoky Matsuoka

Managing Executive Officer of Panasonic Holdings, CEO of PanasonicWELL, and Founder & CEO of Yohana

How to Turn a Roboticist into a Corporate Explorer

In recent decades, the robotics industry has undergone a remarkable transformation. Technological advancements and robotics researchers embracing entrepreneurship have led to an increase in funding for robotics companies and an overall growth of companies producing significant revenue. It’s an exciting time to be in the field of robotics! In this talk, we will discuss various ways to innovate and create a meaningful business in the current global market. Specifically, I will introduce the concept of the corporate explorer and talk about a non-traditional path to innovation, incubation, and creating a massive impact.

May 15th 9:00-10:00, National Convention Hall

Prof. Sami Haddadin

Robotics and Systems Intelligence, Technical University of Munich (TUM)

The Great Robot Accelerator: Collective Learning of Optimal Embodied AI

Robots have achieved unprecedented performance jumps over the last decade. As of today, however, robot design and build are laborious and suboptimal, costly and constitute a major limitation in achieving the anticipated robotics revolution. At the same time, we see intelligent machines that learn and perform tasks, and are able to generalize their skills to new contexts. However, robot learning faces seemingly unsolvable hurdles such as disembodied machine learning not being able to leverage our understanding of the physical reality, finding energy and time efficient solutions, or generalize to complex and dynamic manipulation skills. In this talk I will discuss the autonomous Co-Evolution of Embodiment and Intelligence as the central challenge of robotics. Only, when robots will evolve in an AI-propelled highly evolutionary process, we can finally reach the tipping point and automatically synthesize general purpose robots. I will introduce the concepts of Collective Learning and Optimal Embodied AI as two main pillars vital to this transformation towards an AI-Accelerated Robot Evolution.

May 16th 9:00-10:00, National Convention Hall

Prof. Sunil K Agrawal

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Rehabilitation Medicine, Columbia University

Rehabilitation Robotics: How to Improve Daily Functions in People with Impairments?

Neural disorders, old age, and traumatic brain injuries limit activities of daily living. Robotics can be used in novel ways to characterize human neuromuscular responses and retrain human functions. Columbia University Robotics and Rehabilitation (ROAR) Laboratory designs innovative robots with these goals and performs scientific studies to improve human functions such as standing, walking, stairclimbing, trunk control, head turning, and others. Human experiments have targeted individuals with stroke, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, and elderly subjects. The talk will provide an overview of these robotic technologies and scientific studies performed with them to demonstrate strong potential of rehabilitation robotics to improve human functions and quality of life of people around the world.

Keynote Talks

May 14th 15:30-16:00

NameAffiliationTalk Title
Prof. Lianqing LiuShenyang Institute of Automation,
Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Biosyncretic sensing, actuation and intelligence for robotics
Prof. Dawn M. TilburyUniversity of Michigan, USADigital Twins for Manufacturing Automation
Dr. Claudio PacchierottiCNRS, Univ Rennes, Inria, IRISA, FranceBeyond Force Feedback: Cutaneous Haptics in Human-centered Robotics
Prof. Yu SunRobotics Institute, University of TorontoMedical Robotics for Cell Surgery – Science and Applications
Prof. Yasuhisa HirataTohoku University, JapanAdaptable AI-enabled Robots to Create a Vibrant Society  – Moonshot R&D Projects in Japan –

May 15th 15:30-16:00

NameAffiliationTalk Title
Prof. Calin BeltaUniversity of Maryland, College Park, USAFormal Methods for Safety-Critical Control
Dr. Manuel CatalanoFondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Research Line Soft Robotics for Human Cooperation and RehabilitationRobots in the Wild: From Research Labs to the Real World
Prof. Harold SohNational University of Singapore (NUS) and Smart Systems Institute (SSI), SingaporeBuilding Guidance Bridges with Generative Models for Robot Learning and Control
Prof. Lorenzo SabattiniUniversity of Modena and Reggio EmiliaUnleashing the power of many: decentralized control of multi-robot systems
Prof. Myunghee KimMechanical & Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at ChicagoHuman-wearable robot co-adaptation

May 16th 15:30-16:00

NameAffiliationTalk Title
Prof. Yoko YamanishiKyushu University, JapanEmergent Functions of Electrically-induced Bubbles and Intra-cellular-CA(Cybernetic Avatar)
Prof. Kensuke HaradaOsaka Univ. JapanRobotic manipulation aiming for industrial applications
Prof. Iolanda LeiteKTH Royal Institute of Technology, SwedenThe Quest for Social Robot Autonomy
Prof. Rong XiongZhejiang  University, ChinaIntegration of Robotics and AI: Changes and Challenges
Prof. Mariana Medina-SánchezIkerbasque – NanoGUNE, SpainTBA

Workshops/Tutorials

Workshops

Monday 13th May 2024

The robotics, psychology and neuroscience of body augmentationhttps://www.imperial.ac.uk/human-robotics/icra-2024-workshop/
Workshop on Field Roboticshttps://norlab-ulaval.github.io/workshop_field_robotics_icra2024/
Continuum and Soft robotics for medical applications with rising stars on the stagehttps://events.femto-st.fr/Workshop-ICRA2024-Continuum-Soft-Robotics/en
3rd Workshop on Future of Construction: Lifelong Learning Robots in Changing Construction Siteshttps://construction-robots.github.io/
6th Workshop on Long-Term Human Motion Predictionhttps://motionpredictionicra2024.github.io/
2nd HERMES Workshop: Multi-Robot Sensing & Perception in Extreme Environmentshttps://hermes-workshop.com/2024.html
Towards Collaborative Partners: Design, Shared Control, and Robot Learning for Physical Human-Robot Interactionhttps://sites.google.com/view/icra24-physical-hri
Society of Avatar-Symbiosis through Social Field Experimentshttps://dil.atr.jp/ITB/en/ws-icra2024/
Agile Robotics: From Perception to Dynamic Actionhttps://agile-robotics-workshop.github.io/icra2024/
What does Responsible Robotics mean?: Stretching roboticists’ horizons from an academic, government and philosophical perspectivehttps://tinyurl.com/ResponsibleRobotics
Workshop on Ontologies and Standards for Robotics and Automationhttps://wosra.github.io/wosra/
Robot Trust for Symbiotic Societieshttps://www.trustworthyrobots.eu/rtss-icra/
Applications and Future Directions of Affective Technologieshttps://afdat.blogs.rice.edu/
C4SR+: Continuum, Compliant, Cooperative, Cognitive Surgical Robotic Systems in the Embodied AI Erahttps://www.ee.cuhk.edu.hk/c4sr
Dynamic Duos: Human-Robot Co-Worker Adaptation in Manufacturinghttps://www.rocoadapt.eu/
Autonomy in Robotics Surgery: State of the art, technical and regulatory challenges for clinical application https://metropolis.scienze.univr.it/icra24-workshop-autonomy-in-robotics-surgery/
MAD-Games: Workshop on Multi-Agent Dynamic Gameshttps://icra2024-madgames.f1tenth.org/
Back to the Future: Robot Learning Going Probabilistichttps://probabilisticrobotics.github.io/
(Re)designing the tree of robotic life: a game of alternative timelineshttps://sites.google.com/view/tree-of-robotic-life-icra2024/home?authuser=0
Impulsive motion in soft robotic and microrobotic systemshttps://ris-lab.github.io/impulsive/
Agile Movements II: Animal Behavior, Biomechanics, and Robot Deviceshttps://sites.google.com/view/agilemovementsii/home
BIMANUAL MANIPULATION: ON KITCHEN CHALLENGEShttps://sites.google.com/view/icra2024-ws-bi-mp/home
Exploring Role Allocation in Human-Robot Co-Manipulationhttps://sites.google.com/york.ac.uk/icra24-co-manipulation/home-page
ProxyTouch: Whole-body Proxy-Tactile Architectures for Industrial and Service Applicationshttps://sites.google.com/view/icra2024proxytouch/home
Debates on the Future of Robotics Researchhttps://www.roboticsdebates.org/
Bio-inspired robotics and robotics for biologyhttps://li-lab.de/workshop/
A Future Roadmap for Sensorimotor Skill Learning for Robot Manipulationhttps://icra-manipulation-skill.github.io/
Robotics and Sustainability: A Bidirectional Relationshiphttps://sites.google.com/view/rsicra2024
2nd Workshop on Mobile Manipulation and Embodied Intelligence (MOMA) Integrating Perception, Learning and Control for Full Autonomyhttps://mobile-manipulation.net/moma2024/
Bioinspired, soft and other novel design paradigms for aerial roboticshttps://aerial-robotics-workshop-icra2024.com/
Advancing Sustainable Food Systems through Agri-Robotics Innovationshttps://www.santannapisa.it/it/icra-2024-workshop-agri-robotics
Co-design in Robotics: Theory, Practice, and Challengeshttps://www.robotmechanisms.org/activities/icra-2024-codesign
Soft Continuum Manipulators: Bottlenecks and Applicationshttps://softperceptiverobots.it/
Advanced human-robot interfaces based on physiological signals and sensory stimulationshttps://www.a-human.unimore.it/
Assistive Systems: Lab to Patient Carehttps://sites.google.com/view/assistivesystems-icra-24/home
2nd Robot-Assisted Medical Imaging ICRA-RAMIhttps://sites.google.com/view/rami-icra-2024-workshop/home
Sustainable Soft Robots: Working with the Environmenthttp://www.sustainable-soft-robotics.com/
Workshop on Robot Ethics – Ethical, Legal and User Perspectives in Robotics and Automation (WOROBET)https://www.mn.uio.no/ifi/english/research/groups/robin/events/workshops/workshop-icra2024.html

Friday 17th May 2024

3D Visual Representations for Robot Manipulationhttps://3d-manipulation-workshop.github.io/
Advancements in Trajectory Optimization and Model Predictive Control for Legged Systems – 2nd Editionhttps://atompc-workshop.github.io/
Robots for Understanding Natural Ecosystemshttps://sites.google.com/view/icra-2024-rune-workshop/home
Cooking Robotics: Perception and motion planninghttps://sites.google.com/view/icra2024cookingrobotics/
Robot Software Architectures (RSA24)https://rsa24.weebly.com/
Multi-Object Grasping: Progress and Prospectshttps://sites.google.com/view/icra2024-multiobjectgrasping/home
First Workshop on Vision-Language Models for Navigation and Manipulationhttps://vlmnm-workshop.github.io/
Radar in Robotics: Resilience from Signal to Navigationhttps://sites.google.com/view/radar-robotics
Breaking Swarm Stereotypeshttps://hauertlab.com/breaking-swarm-stereotypes-workshop-icra-2024/
Loco-Manipulation: Algorithms, Challenges & Applicationshttps://sites.google.com/view/loco-manipulation-icra24/home
Unconventional Robots: Universal Lessons for Designing Unique Systemshttps://sites.google.com/andrew.cmu.edu/unconventionalrobots
Humanoid Whole-body Control: From human motion understanding to humanoid locomotionhttps://icra-2024-humanoid.github.io/
RoboNerF: Neural Fields in Roboticshttps://robonerf.github.io/2024/
Supervised autonomy: how to shape human-robot interaction from the body to the brainhttps://sites.google.com/view/hri-workshop-icra2024
Advancing Wearable Devices and Applications through Novel Design, Sensing, Actuation, and AIhttps://icra-2024-wearable-workshop.csail.mit.edu/
Nursing Robotics: a new field emerging from the integration between robotics and nursing sciencehttps://zkks.w3.kanazawa-u.ac.jp/ICRA2024/
Speed-dating to long-term relationships: Art-robot Residencies Enabled by Common Languagehttps://roboticart.org/icra-2024-workshop/
Workshop on Human-aligned Reinforcement Learning for Autonomous Agents and Robotshttps://harlworkshop.github.io/
2nd Workshop on NeuroDesign in Human-Robot Interaction: The making of engaging HRI technology your brain can’t resisthttps://neurodesign-in-hri.webflow.io/
Cognition across species: from nature to robotic applicationhttps://bsr.iit.it/icra2024-ws-cognition
Expanding Frontiers of Sim2Real: Robotics, biomechanics, plasma physics, chip design, and beyondhttps://sites.google.com/view/myosuite/myosymposium/icra24
Human-Robot Companionship for Healthcare and Wellness: Which Form of Companionship for What Type of Care?https://www.santannapisa.it/en/institute/dirpolis/ethics-tecnology
ViTac 2024: Robot Embodiment through Visuo-Tactile Perceptionhttps://shanluo.github.io/ViTacWorkshops/
Accelerating Discovery in Natural Science Laboratories with AI and Roboticshttps://sites.google.com/view/icra24-accelerating-discovery
Human-Centric Multilateral Teleoperation: Perception, Telecommunication, and Coordinationhttps://sites.google.com/view/humancentricicra2024
Innovations and Applications of Human Modeling in Physical Human-Robot Interactionhttps://sites.google.com/view/icra2024-workshop-human-phri
How to Ensure Correct Robot Behaviors? Software Challenges in Formal Methods for Roboticshttps://sites.google.com/lehigh.edu/fmr-icra2024
Wearable Intelligence for Healthcare Robotics (WIHR): from Brain Activity to Body Movementshttps://icrawearable.github.io/
Anthropomorphic and zoomorphic end-effectors: asset or useless bias?https://sites.google.com/view/ws-icra-24-bias/home
4th Workshop on Representing and Manipulating Deformable Objectshttps://deformable-workshop.github.io/icra2024/
Robotics and Automation in Nuclear Environmentshttps://ukaeaevents.com/robotics-for-nuclear-environments/
Workshop on Resilient Off-road Autonomyhttps://theairlab.org/icra2024_offroad_workshop
TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH IN MEDICAL ROBOTICS From Lab Bench to Clinical Use – How to?https://translational-medical-robotics.github.io/
Emerging Technologies in Smart Exoskeleton Systemshttps://icra-2024-workshop-exos.github.io/
Robots and roboticists in the age of climate changehttps://sites.google.com/site/adrienescandehomepage/ICRA2024ClimateChange

Tutorials

Monday 13th May 2024

Connected Robotics Platform for ROS Deployment in Real-world Network Settingshttps://github.com/5G-ERA/docs/tree/main/Workshops/ICRA24
Tutorial on Ergodic Controlhttps://ergodiccontrol.github.io/

Friday 17th May 2024

Riemann and Gauss meet Asimov: 2nd Tutorial on Geometric Methods in Robot Learning, Optimization and Controlhttps://sites.google.com/view/icra-2024-tutorial-geometry/
Cloud and Fog Robotics: A Hands-on Tutorial with ROS2 and FogROS2https://sites.google.com/view/icra-24-cloud-robotics/home
How to manage fleets of robots with open source softwarehttps://www.theconstructsim.com/icra-tutorial-how-to-manage-fleets-of-robots-with-open-source-software/
Choreographic swarms: From scripting to emergent expressive behaviors to CONNECT humans and robotshttps://roboticart.org/icra2024/