IEEE RO-MAN 2008 Workshop on Skills Transfer and Capture (August 1, 2008 - Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Munich, Germany)
Multimodal Skills Capture and Transfer is a challenging topic of research that is aimed to analyze and transfer the skilled component of human activities with the use of multimodal technologies. This field requires the contribution of researches from neuroscience, psychophysics, capturing technologies and rendering technologies. It ranges from the multimodal capture of a human task, the analysis of the task in terms of skills, to the rendering of the skill using human modalities, e.g. through haptic interfaces and advanced visualization techniques. At the same time the data acquired in real time is processed by machine learning algorithms for the identification of performance, comparing the user with an existing database of skilled user, producing as an outcome the required stimuli for improving the user task.
Researchers who want to get up to speed with the major tools for indexing and processing large motion-capture databases. Also practitioners who want a concise, intuitive overview of the state of the art.
- Carsten Preusche,DLR Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics ,Wessling, Germany
- Carlo A. Avizzano, PERCRO, Scuola Superiore S.Anna, Pisa, Italy
- Emanuele Ruffaldi, PERCRO, Scuola Superiore S.Anna, Pisa, Italy
Carsten Preusche is research scientist at the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) since 1999. He is head of the Telerobotics and Telepresence Group and participates in several national and international research projects. Up to now he authored or co-authored more than 40 scientific papers in the field of telerobotics, haptic human system interfaces, haptic rendering, bilateral control and space robotics. Carsten Preusche is scientific and administrative responsible of the SKILLS IP on behalf of DLR. He currently represents the Demonstration Activities, of wich he is coordinating the Industry and Maintenance WP, within the steering committee of the IP.
Carlo Alberto Avizzano is Assistant Professor of Mechatronics at University of Pisa and Researcher on Control and Automation at SSSA since 2003. Carlo Alberto Avizzano is currently the scientific responsible of research at PERCRO (PERCeptual RObotics) Laboratory of Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa - Italy, directed by prof. Massimo Bergamasco. At present, he has authored. co-authored more than 70 scientific papers in the field of haptics, control, robotics and virtual reality. Carlo Alberto Avizzano is the technical responsible of the SKILLS IP for PERCRO, in which is coordinating the research on the digital encoding of Skills and the demonstration activities. http://www.percro.org/
Emanuele Ruffaldi is Researcher at Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna,Pisa in Applied Mechanics in which he obtained his PhD in 2006 discussing a thesis on perceptually inspired Haptic Algorithms. He is member of the research division VRTS "Virtual Reality & Telerobotic Systems" at PERCRO (PERCeptual RObotics) Laboratory of Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, directed by prof. Massimo Bergamasco. Emanuele has been the author of more than 15 papers published on International Journals and proceedings of scientific workshops. The main project in which he is currently involved is the SKILLS IP, aimed to capture and transfer human skills. His research interests are in the field of haptics, human gesture analysis and system integration for virtual reality applications. He is currently involved in the design of the Multimodal Database System for the management of Skills. http://www.teslacore.it/
FundingWe thank the EU-funded SKILLS (FP6-IST-2005-035005-IP) for support.