CHIRON Project Workshop 2022


The CHIRON project addresses the objective of developing an AI-empowered assistive robotic system for dexterous object manipulation through embodied teleoperation and shared control, without any assumptions about the object to be manipulated and the operating environment. The trilateral research project on AI leverages the expertise of world-class partners to accomplish the required key components. ​ Prof. Chen’s group from France brings their confirmed expertise in computer vision and machine learning for a deep understanding of the scene for object manipulation. The group of Prof. Hasegawa from Japan provides their unique expertise in assistive robotics with an embodiment for augmented human physical skills. Prof. Peters’ team from Germany brings their well-known rich experience in robotic manipulation, including tactile sensing, robotic teleoperation, learning by demonstration, and reinforcement learning.

The scope of this workshop covers, among others, the following significant topics:

  1. Providing an update of the work of the individual project partners;
  2. Enhancing the collaboration and cooperation among the project partners;
  3. Exploring the SOTA in the field of robotic teleoperation and shared control;
  4. Identifying research issues in the field of robotic teleoperation and shared control;
  5. Discussing and defining future research goals and directions for the project.

Quick Facts

Organizers:Prof. Liming Chen (Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France);
Prof. Yasuhisa Hasegawa (Nagoya University, Japan);
Prof. Jan Peters (TU Darmstadt, Germany).
Location:Building: S1|03 Altes Hauptgebäude, Room: 07
Address: Hochschulstraße 1, 64289 Darmstadt, Germany
Dates:May 9-10, 2022


Monday, May 9th, 2022 
09:30 AMOpening Remarks regarding the objective of the CHIRON project to be presented by Jan Peters
10:00 AMVisit to the IAS lab
11:00 AMDemonstration of the baseline of Tiago’s teleoperation
12:00 PMLunch at La Lucha
Address: Schleiermacherstraße 10-12, 64283 Darmstadt, Germany
02:00 PMVisiting and discovering Darmstadt, the city of science, on a guided tour.
04:00 PMInvestigating the SOTA research in robotic tele-operation and shared control.
07:00 PMDinner at City-Braustuebl
Address: Wilhelminenstraße 31, 64283 Darmstadt, Germany
Tuesday, May 10th, 2022 
09:30 AMPresenting the current progress of the individual project partners
10:30 AMIdentification of research issues of robot tele-operation and shared control
12:00 PMLunch at Green Thai
Address: Wilhelminenstraße 10, 64283 Darmstadt, Germany
02:00 PMDiscussion of research objectives
04:00 PMSchedule of future directions and the collaboration
07:00 PMDinner at Darmstädter Ratskeller
Address: Marktpl. 8, 64283 Darmstadt, Germany


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