Workshops and Tutorials

The 2016 IEEE Haptics Symposium will include a full day of workshops and tutorials on Friday, April 8, 2016. The program consists of four workshops and two tutorials organized by leading experts in various areas of haptics research. Please see the links below for more details about the workshops and tutorials being offered.

Full Day

Workshop (Maestro A, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Human and Robot Hands, Human and Robot Touch: Sensorimotor Synergies to Bridge the Gap Between Neuroscience and Robotics
Matteo Bianchi   Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia and University of Pisa, Italy
Alessandro Moscatelli   University of Bielefeld, Germany and University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy


Workshop (Concerto, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
Smart Material Actuators
Ki-Uk Kyung   Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Korea
Manuel Cruz   Immersion Corp., Canada

Workshop (Aria, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
Creative Haptic Expression: Trends and Tools
David Birnbaum   Immersion Corp., USA

Tutorial (Maestro B, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
Neural Coding in the Somatosensory Pathway
Qi Wang   Columbia University, USA
Sliman Bensmaia   University of Chicago, USA


Workshop (Concerto, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.)
Haptic Invariance: from Mechanics, Perception, and Neural Coding to Interface Design
Jessica Hartcher-O'Brien   UPMC, Paris, France

Tutorial (Aria, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.)
Introduction to Haptic Media Design: Basics and Implementations
Masashi Nakatani   Keio University, Japan
Yon Visell   University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Xuan Duan   Tactile Labs, Canada
Hsin-Yun Yao   Tactile Labs, Canada