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Vision for Language and Manipulation: A BMVA Meeting

Andrew Gilbert BMVA Meeting Organsier

Friday, 11 July 2014 from 09:00 to 17:00

Vision for Language and Manipulation: A BMVA Meeting

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
NON BMVA Members with lunch
Includes Membership to the BMVA
Ended £30.00 £0.00
NON BMVA Student Member with lunch
For students who are not yet a BMVA Member
Ended £20.00 £0.00
BMVA Members with Lunch
For current BMVA members
Ended £10.00 £0.00
Speakers Registration
For the main speaker of a presenation
Ended Free £0.00

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Event Details

Vision for Language and Manipulation

One Day BMVA symposium in London, UK on Friday 11th July , 2014

9am -5pm

Chairs: Nick Hockings and Dr Walterio Mayol-Cuevas

Keynote speakers:

Prof Jan Peters, Prof Angelo Cangelosi, Prof Sinan Kalkan, Dr Marco Davare


Human dexterous manipulation remains unmatched in robotics. The fusion of  visual, tactile and proprioceptive perception plays a central role in planning and control of manipulation. Many of the same percepts that are useful for manipulation have also been shown to be useful in the robotic grounding of natural language.

The aim of this meeting is to bring together researchers and practitioners, from both industry and academia, interested in any aspects of vision for manipulation or natural language grounding.

Slides from the talks

Videos from the talks



Abstracts are available from here

9:00 -----------   Coffee  -----------

9:15  Keynote talk: Angelo Cangelosi  Universities of Plymouth

Vision, Action and Language Unified by Embodiment - A Developmental Robotics Approach

9:45 Robert Haschke,  University of Bielefeld

3D Vision and Interactive Disambiguation for Grasping

10:15 Miao Li and Aude Billard, EPFL

Vision and Haptic Guided Fine Manipulation of Objects

10:30 Gerardo Aragon-Camarasa, Universiy of Glasgow

Active Binocular Range Sensing and Interpretation for Clothing Manipulation

10:45 Nicoletta Noceti, University of Genova

Biological Motion Understanding for Human-Robot Interaction

11am -----------   Coffee  -----------

11:15  Keynote talk: Sinan Kalkan, METU, Ankara

Vision Language and Manipulation

11:45 Norbert Kruger, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Institute

From Early Vision to Symbols

12:15 Frank Foerster, University of Hertfordshire

Language Grounding in Linguistically Unconstrained Human-Robot-Interaction

12:30 Austin Gregg-Smith and Walterio Mayol Cuevas, University of Bristol

Exploring Interaction Issues Between Users and Cognitive Handheld Robots

1pm ----------- Lunch  ----------

1:30  Keynote talk: Marco Davare, UCL

Brain Networks for Sensorimotor Integration During Skilled Hand Movements

2pm Giorgio Metta, Italian Institute of Technology

The Use of Motor Invariants Can Improve Action Discrimination

2:30 Giovanni Saponaro,  Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon

A Probabilistic Approach to Visual Object Affordances Experiments on the iCub Robot

2:45 John Darby, Manchester Metropolitan University

Tracking Object Poses in the Context of Robust Body Pose Estimates

3pm Vincenzo Lippiello, University of Naples.

Exploiting Image Moments for Aerial Manipulation Control

3:15 -----------   Coffee  -----------

3:30  Keynote talk: Jan Peters, T.U. Darmstadt

Motor Skill Learning: From Simple Skills to Table Tennis and Manipulation

4pm Jeremy L Wyatt, University of Birmingham

Uncertainty, Parts and Active Sensing for Manipulation

4:10 Patricia Shaw, Mark Lee, Olalekan Lanihun, Bernard Tiddeman and Elio Tuci, Aberystwyth University

Learning Reaching Control for Pre-reach Grasping

4:20 Panos Trahanias,  University of Crete & Foundation for Research & Technology - Hellas (FORTH)

Robust Model-based 3D Upper-body Pose Estimation in RGB-D Sequences

4:30 Pietro Falco, Second University of Naples

A Sensor Fusion Architecture for Observation and Interpretation of Human Manipulation

4:40 Antonis Argyros, University of Crete & Foundation for Research & Technology - Hellas (FORTH)

Tracking Hands and Hand-Object Interactions

4:50 - 5pm -----------   End of the formal meeting  -----------


Optional Supper in Covent Garden

Do you have questions about Vision for Language and Manipulation: A BMVA Meeting? Contact Andrew Gilbert BMVA Meeting Organsier

When & Where

BCS (British Computer Society) in London.
5 Southampton St
WC2E 7HA London
United Kingdom

Friday, 11 July 2014 from 09:00 to 17:00

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