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RAMCIP in the Robotics Science and Systems (RSS) Conference 2015

RAMCIP in the Robotics Science and Systems (RSS) Conference 2015

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The Information Technologies Institute of Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH/ITI) participated in the Human-Robot Hand-Over Workshop at the Robotics: Science and Systems Conference which was held in Rome, Italy from 13th to 17th July 2015. The following paper was presented in the workshop:

"Human-inspired object load transfer in hand-over tasks" authored by Efi Psomopoulou and Zoe Doulgeri.

The paper proposes a human-robot object hand-over strategy for cases where the robotic participant is the giver. It is receiver initiated and it involves a rich haptic human-inspired interaction between the participants. In this strategy, the giver is a stably grasping robotic hand that follows closely the receiver’s lead and ensures haptically that the receiver has stably grasped the object before opening its grip. Therefore, the strategy can be applied to robots that are intended to assist older adults and people with motor impairments.