ICPS-SS 2022

Special Session on

“Cyber-Physical Systems for Deformable Object Manipulation”

Organized by
Principal Organizer 1: Gianluca Palli
Affiliation: Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering,University of Bologna, Italy
Institutional Email: gianluca.palli@unibo.it
Organizer 2: Jose Martinez Lastra
Affiliation: Future Automation Systems and Technologies Laboratory, Tampere University, Finland
Institutional Email: jose.martinezlastra@tuni.fi
Organizer 3: Salvatore Pirozzi
Affiliation: University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Italy
Institutional Email: salvatore.pirozzi@unicampania.it
Organizer 4: Gianluca Laudante
Affiliation: University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Italy
Institutional Email: gianluca.laudante@unicampania.it

Call for Papers

Manipulation of flexible objects such as clothes, cables and food is relevant to both industrial and household environments. In particular, the factory of the future will witness the increase of robotic manipulation skills allowing robots to carry out autonomous tasks, independently of materials, sizes, shapes and other product properties thanks to enhanced perception and interaction capabilities provided by devoted sensors, processing and control algorithms as well as purposely designed handling tools. This will bring new opportunities to human-intensive labor manufacturing processes like the ones dealing with fabrics, ropes, cables and wires where the routing and fitting tasks are calling for advanced manipulation techniques. This new robotic ability will impact several production scenarios in which human work is widely adopted due to the complexity in the objects, materials and manipulation tasks, characterized by unpredictable initial configuration as well as large deformability and plasticity.

These objectives fall in the area of smart manufacturing and robotics, and they are particularly related to the field of interest of the IEEE TEMS from the point of view of manufacturing operations and of the IEEE System Council from the point of view of systems Modelling, simulation, integration, resilience and product transition, design, production, test, deployment, disposal.

To foster the scientific and technological development in this field, this special session focuses on topics in the area of, but not restricted to

  • integrated approach to the modelling and simulation
  • digital components
  • perception
  • data interpretation
  • embedded control
  • sensors
  • actuators
  • manipulation tools
  • programming-by-demonstration

for deformable object manipulation tasks for industrial applications