Call for Contributions

Interactive Contributions

The workshop is soliciting contributed papers presented to all participants during interactive sessions. The organizers are happy to receive extended abstract submissions of 2-6 pages in standard IEEE conference page layout. The PDF files must be submitted online through EasyChair using the following link:

All accepted submissions will be made available online with open access.


Hardware Demonstrators

Participants are strongly encouraged to contribute hardware demonstrations. Please submit proposals for contributed hardware demonstrators via email to Jörn Malzahn. The proposal should comprise a brief description of your hardware demonstrator and specify the technical requirements needed to present hardware at the workshop.


The submission deadline for contributed papers and hardware demonstrators is August 22, 2016 (extended). All contributions will undergo a review by the organizers. The authors/proposers will be notified of acceptance by August 29, 2016.


  • Force/Torque sensing technologies
  • Force/Torque sensor design – integration, comparisons and best practices
  • Hydraulic, pneumatic or electrical motor technology advancements
  • Applications of force/torque enabled actuators to rehabilitation and assistance
    systems, whole body control of legged and humanoid robots, robots for
    manipulation and surgery
  • Application specific design criteria and specification
    guidelines for Force/Torque enabled drives (assistive and rehabilitation robots,
    whole body manipulation as well as locomotion of humanoid and legged robots)
  • Force/Torque enabled drives, including variable stiffness, transmission and
    damping actuators
  • Robust joint level force/torque control towards ideal force/torque sources
  • Impedance, force/torque and physical interaction control exploiting force/torque
    enabled actuation for centralized control algorithms considering the whole robot
    body along with the environment
  • SiL and HiL testing and tuning of Force/Torque enabled actuators, robots and
    robotic devices
  • In-system calibration and identification of force/torque enabled actuators
  • Performance measures and benchmarks