ICRA 2015 CPG Workshop


Different computational models of Central Pattern Generators (CPGs) have been used for locomotion control in robots. This workshop is dedicated to provide a better understanding of how these models are applied to control legged locomotion, and to discuss their bene


* Bold-typed speakers are confirmed. Italic speaker are tentatively confirmed.

Time Program
08:30-09:00 Opening by the organizer (Prof. Auke Ijspeert, EPFL)
09:00-09:30 Invited speaker (Prof. Art Kuo, University of Michigan)
09:30-10:00 Invited speaker (Prof. Ioannis Poulakakis, University of Delaware)
10:00-10:30 Coffee break and discussion
10:30-11:15 Keynote speaker – Biology (Prof. Jean-Marie Cabelguen, Université Bordeaux)
11:15-11:45 Invited speaker (Prof. Low Kin Huat, NTU)
11:45-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-14:00 Invited speaker (Prof. Hartmut Geyer, CMU)
14:00-14:30 Talk by the organizers (Florin Dzeladini + Mostafa Ajallooeian, EPFL)
14:30-14:50 3-min poster highlight
14:50-15:45 Poster session and coffee break
15:45-16:15 Invited speaker (Prof. Dai Owaki, Tohoku University)
16:15-16:45 Invited speaker (Dr. Victor Barasuol, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia)
16:45-17:15 Discussion and future steps

Poster session

Please make paper printed A0 sized posters.

You also have a 3 minutes poster highlight presentation, with the following order:


Thierry Hoinville, Malte Schilling, and Holk Cruse
   Control of rhythmic behavior: Central and Peripheral Influences to Pattern Generation.
Brian T. Mirletz, Roger D. Quinn, and Vytas SunSpiral
   CPGs for Adaptive Control of Spine-like Tensegrity Structures.
Gaudi Morantes, Simon Guerrero, Jose Cappelletto, Gerardo Fernandez, and Rafael Torrealba
   Comparison of CPG topologies for bipedal gait.
Dai Owaki, Shunya Horikiri, Jun Nishii, and Akio Ishiguro
   Load-dependent Interlimb Coordination for Bipedal Walking.
+ Thomas G. Sugar, Andrew R. Bates, Sangram Redkar, and Jason Kerestes
   Using a Phase Oscillator to Control Oscillatory Behavior.
+ Nicholas S. Szczecinski, Alexander J. Hunt, and Roger D. Quinn
   Phase Characterization of Hyperpolarizing and Depolarizing Currents on a Four Neuron CPG Model.
+ Vojtech Vonasek, Martin Saska
   Utilization of CPGs in sampling-based motion planning.


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Paper submission (closed)



Submission deadline: March 1 (inclusive, 23:59 CET)

Acceptance notification: March 15


Please submit your 3-pages paper here.

LaTeX templates can obtained here, and Microsoft word templates here.