Programme

The conference will be held on March 18-20, 2005.

The following types of presentations are foreseen:

  • Plenary Talks (click here for details)
  • Long Talks (20 min)
  • Short Talks (15 min)
  • Posters
  • Hands-On Demos
  • Industrial Exhibits
  • The FINAL PROGRAMME IS AVAILABLE (link)

    Registration
     
    8.00
    9.00
    Welcome & Opening Remarks
     
    9.00
    9.20
    Presentations
    A1
    9.20
    10.40
    Posters and Coffee
    P1
    10.40
    11.40
    Presentations
    A2
    11.40
    13.00
    Lunch
     
    13.00
    14.00
    Presentations
    A3
    14.00
    15.00
    Presentations
    A4
    15.00
    16.00
    Coffee Break
     
    16.00
    16.20
    Presentations
    A5
    16.20
    17.05
    Presentations
    A6
    17.05
    18.05
    Bus Transfer
     
    18.05
    18.35
    Plenary A
    and
    Welcome Reception
    Plen-A
    18.35
     
     
    Plen-B
    9.00
    10.00
    Presentations
    B1
    10.00
    11.20
    Hands-On, Posters & Coffee
    HP1
    11.20
    12.00
    Presentations
    B2
    12.00
    13.00
    Lunch
     
    13.00
    14.00
    Presentations
    B3
    14.00
    15.00
    Presentations
    B4
    15.00
    16.00
    Hands-On & Coffee
    HOD
    16.00
    16.00
    Presentations
    B5
    16.20
    17.20
    Presentations
    B6
    17.20
    18.20
    Bus Transfer
     
    18.20
    19.00
    Social Dinner
     
    19.00
     
     
    Presentations
    C1
    9.00
    10.20
    Hands-On, Posters & Coffee
    HP2
    10.20
    11.00
    Presentations
    C2
    11.00
    12.00
    Presentations
    C3
    12.00
    13.00
    Lunch
    Lunch-C
    13.00
    14.00
    Presentations
    C4
    14.00
    15.00
    Coffee Break
     
    15.00
    15.20
    Presentations
    C5
    15.20
    16.20
    Presentations
    C6
    16.20
    17.20
    Special Activities
    SAC
    17.20
    18.20
    Concluding Remarks
    CR
    18.20
    18.30

     

Awards

The conference Awards Committee will grant awards for best contributions in four categories:

Awards will be announced at a public Awards Ceremony and presented by the Committee and by the Award Sponsors.
The institute of robotics and mechatronics at DLR (the German aerospace research establishment) is sponsoring the award winners with an amount of 1.000$. The institute headed by Prof. Hirzinger is one of the biggest and most acknowledged institutes in the field of applied robotics research. It has sent the first remotely controlled robot ROTEX into space via shuttle COLUMBIA in 1993 and presently has two of the newest light weight robot joints at the International Space Station ISS to verify their space qualification and demonstratemultimodal telepresence including haptic force-feedback.

 

Best Paper Award

"Bow Spring/Tendon Actuation for Low Cost Haptic Interfaces"
by D. A. Lawrence, L. Y. Pao, and S. Aphanuphong (University of Colorado)


Eligibility:

Long paper submissions (including long papers eligible for Best Student Paper Award)

Criteria:

  • High degree of innovation and creativity
  • Well-founded analytical support and/or experimental evidence
  • Technical excellence
  • Strong potential contribution and impact on the field
  • Excellence of presentation (written and oral)

The EUR1000 Best Paper Award is sponsored by Force Dimension. Force Dimension, a world leader in high-end haptics, designs, manufactures and markets high precision haptic devices for OEM integration, as well as for cutting-edge applications in research, industry and education. Known for their high performance and sleek design, Force Dimension products include the Delta and Omega family of haptic devices. For more information about Force Dimension, please visit http://www.forcedimension.com/.

 

Best Student Paper Award

"Ultrasound Tactile Display for Stress Field Reproduction -Examination of Tactile Apparent Movement-"
by T. Iwamoto and H. Shinoda (University of Tokyo)


Eligibility:

1. The paper, totally (or at the very least, in large part) must be written by the student. The advisor and/or others can be co-authors. Only one student per paper can be considered for the award and that student must be the lead author.
2. The paper must be submitted within a year following the semester or quarter that the student left the university. This must be further confirmed by an e-mail from the student's supervisor to the program co-chairs for the relevant program division.
3. The student must present the paper at the WHC.
4. The corresponding author must check the best student paper award eligibility box on the paper submission website at the time of submission, and also specify whether the nominee is a graduate or undergraduate student.
5. Both long and short papers will be considered for this award.

Criteria:

Same as for Best Paper Award

The $1,000 Best Student Paper Award is sponsored by Immersion Corporation, creators of VibeTonzT technology for the mobile device market and TouchSenseT technology for the industrial controls, medical simulation, and gaming industries. Immersion is proud to sponsor this award that acknowledges the hard work and dedication of students around the world who are contributing to the advancement of haptics. More information about Immersion is available at here.

 

Best Poster Award

"Modeling of Human Texture Perception for Tactile Displays and Sensors"
by H. Shirado and T. Maeno (Keio University)



Eligibility:

Only those posters that are accompanied by a submitted paper

Criteria:

  • High degree of innovation and creativity
  • Well-founded analytical support and/or experimental evidence
  • Technical excellence
  • Strong potential contribution and impact on the field
  • High quality of presentation (graphic and oral explanation to assigned judges)

There is a $500 Best Poster Award sponsored by SensAble Technologies, Inc. SensAble is a leading provider of 3D touch-enabled digital solutions for commercial software development, academic and commercial research, product design, and digital content creation. At the core of SensAble products is the PHANTOM line of haptic devices, which makes it possible for users to touch and manipulate virtual objects. For more information about SensAble, please visit http://www.sensable.com.

 

Best Demonstration Award:

"TNO Tactile Torso Display (TTTD): Feeling is believing!"
by J. B. F. van Erp, H. A H. C. van Veen, and M. Duistermaat (TNO Human Factors)


Eligibility:

With or without accompanying paper submission

Criteria:

  • High degree of innovation and creativity
  • Strong and reliable demonstration
  • High quality of oral presentation to assigned judges

The Best Hands-On Demo Award is sponsored by Quanser, Inc. The award is a complete Quanser Phantom Expansion Kit (QPEK) worth EUR10,000. This is a comprehensive open-architecture package giving the user full control over the capabilities of the PHANTOM 1.5. This package includes a versatile Q8 HIL control board, a PHANTOM/Q8 terminal board, full kinematics SDK and QStudioRP, Quanser's Rapid Control Prototyping environment giving the user direct access to encoder measurements and motor current commands. With QPEK, one has full control of a PHANTOM 1.5 via MATLAB, Simulink, LabVIEW or one's own real-time control programs. For details about QPEK and other haptic devices, please visit http://www.quanser.com .