Workshop: Future of Telepresence
Co-sponsored by IEEE Future Directions, part of the IEEE Telepresence Initiative
Workshop Code: 3bti3
When submitting to this Workshop, please choose category “Workshop Session Papers” for full papers or “Workshop Session Abstracts” for abstracts.
Each workshop has a different code. The code for Telepresence is 3bti3.
Confirmed Speakers and Panelists
Paolo Fiorini, Leila Takayama John Blitch, Jan van Erp, David Locke
Adrian Stoica, Saeid Nahavandi, Jan van Erp, Gunter Niemeyer, Leila Takayama, David Locke
Full paper submissions: Authors that wish to have their papers appear in the SMC 2023 conference proceedings and in IEEE Xplore, will need to submit their 4-6 page papers to the SMC 2023 conference using this link (https://conf.papercept.net/conferences/scripts/start.pl). Choose “Submit a Contribution to SMC 2023”. Under the first submissions category, choose the “Workshop Session Papers” and use code 3bti3. Full papers will undergo peer-review by a minimum of three reviewers and will be subject to an acceptance rate to be determined by the general SMC 2023 chairs.
Abstract submissions: 1-page abstracts can also be submitted. These will be reviewed by a technical program committee put together by the Workshop organizers. Accepted abstracts will not appear in the SMC 2023 proceedings and will not appear in IEEE Xplore, but they will be listed on the SMC 2023 website for diffusion. Accepted abstracts will be presented as posters during the Workshop. Abstracts should provide a title, authors list, technical content, and references within one page. To submit an abstract, authors should choose the “Workshop Session Abstracts” option in the link above and also use code 3bti3.
Paolo Fiorini, received the Laurea degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Padova, (Italy), the MSEE from the University of California at Irvine (USA), and the Ph.D. in ME from UCLA (USA). From 1985 to 2000, he was with NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, where he worked on autonomous and teleoperated systems for space experiments and exploration. In 2001 returned to Italy at the School of Science of the University of Verona (Italy) where is a Full Professor of Computer Science. His research focuses on teleoperation for surgery, space, service and exploration robotics, and autonomous navigation of robots and vehicles. In 2001 he founded the ALTAIR robotics laboratory, which has been awarded several EU and Italian grants, including projects on robotic surgery, such as Accurobas, Safros, Isur, and Eurosurge. In 2009, he founded the company Surgica Robotica for the development of a new surgical robot for abdominal surgery that received the CE certification in 2012. He is an IEEE Fellow (USA, 2009), Corresponding Member of the Academy of Agriculture, Sciences and Letters (Verona, 2015), and Honorary Professor of Obuda University (Budapest, 2016).
John G. Blitch
John G. Blitch is a popular keynote speaker and lecturer in the fields of rescue robotics, artificial intelligence, innovative design, and cognitive neuroscience. John served as Primary Investigator (PI) for the SPAARC (Surrogate Perspectives for Adaptive Agile Robot Control) program supporting NASA’s Pavilion Lake Research Project (PLRP) in Canada and the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) simulation at the Aquarius underwater reef base near Key Largo FL. He served in various DoD roles and was Program Manager for DARPA, funding early robotic programs. He has over 30 years of experience in AI, unmanned systems technology and robotics. John has a BSc from he U.S. Military Academy, MSc from Colorado School of Mines and a PhD from Colorado State University. He is a receipient of NASA Honor Award (2016), Space Foundation – Space Technology Hall of Fame Inductee (2006) ACM Lawler Award (2002)
Invited Speakers and Panelists
John G. Blitch
Jan van Erp
Dr. Leila Takayama is a human-robot interaction researcher who is passionate about taking a more human-centered approach to the design of robotic systems. With a background in cognitive science, psychology, and human-computer interaction, she examines human encounters with telepresence and increasingly autonomous technologies. She is an Associate Professor in the Baskin School of Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz; VP of Human-Robot Interaction and Design at Robust.AI; and Founder of Hoku Labs, where she consults for companies and non-profit organizations.
Beyond her academic work, Dr. Takayama led user-experience research for Project Wing and other robotics projects at Google X. At Willow Garage, she led and managed a team that worked on the design of PR2 (a mobile manipulation research robot), the Beam telepresence robots, and ROS (the open-source robot operating system). She has also served as a World Economic Forum Global Futures Council Member and Young Global Leader. In 2015, she was awarded the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society Early Career Award. In 2012, she was named a TR35 winner and one of the 100 most creative people in business by Fast Company. Dr. Takayama received two BA in cognitive science and psychology from UC Berkeley, an MA in communication from Stanford University, and a PhD in communication from Stanford University.
Jan van Erp
Jan van Erp is Professor of Tangible User Interaction with a special interest in using discriminative touch in haptic and tactile displays and social touch in mediated communication and interaction with virtual agents and robots. Jan has a part time appointment with HMI and is also with The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research TNO as principal scientist.
Current technology is often inefficient, ineffective and even frustrating. Jan believes that technology should support people in their performance, safety and strive for happiness and that people and technology co-evaluate and add up to more than their sum. His mission is to develop user-system symbiosis: Human Computer Interfaces that are of benefit to both entities.
Prof. Van Erp has a MSc degree in Experimental Psychology and a PhD in Computer Science. His expertise is on advanced Human Computer Interaction including multisensory interaction, brain-computer interfaces, and interaction robotics. His publications are listed in Google http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=3W1xn9EAAAAJ, and the TNO repository http://repository.tudelft.nl/search/tno/?q=creator%3A%22Erp%2C%20J.B.F.%20van%22. Jan has directed large research consortia and chaired and participated in expert groups of amongst others ETSI, NATO and ISO. He is the current vice-president of the Eurohaptics Society (http://eurohaptics.org/), a board member of the i3B foundation (ICT for Brain, Body and behavior, http://i3b.org/), editor at the Brain-Computer Interfaces journal (Taylor & Francis http://www.tandfonline.com/tbci) at the Frontiers in Human-Media Interaction journal (Frontiers, http://www.frontiersin.org/human-media_interaction), and editor of the ISO standard on tactile and haptic interactions.
As Executive Director of Prize Operations, David Locke brings nearly two decades of Operations and Management experience with a focus on producing large-scale, international competitions and events that drive technological breakthroughs and positive social impact. Over the course of his ten plus years at XPRIZE, David has orchestrated an eclectic slate of competitions with topics ranging from robotics (ANA Avatar XPRIZE) and Moon exploration (Google Lunar XPRIZE) to oil spill recovery (Oil Cleanup XPRIZE), water (Water Abundance XPRIZE) and safety (Women’s Safety XPRIZE) among several others.
Prior to joining XPRIZE, David was part of a small team at Sony Pictures Television responsible for orchestrating the global production of all television movie and mini-series for the studio. In addition, David has coordinated a number of award-winning network and cable TV programs, feature films as well as music videos and commercials.
David earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Television Production with a Minor in Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University and his Project Management Certification from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
IEEE Telepresence Initiative Steering Committee
– Adrian Stoica, Chair
– Jan van Erp, Co-Chair and Chair, Roadmap Committee
– Gunter Niemeyer, Co-Chair
– Saeid Nahavandi, Chair, Conference Meetings and Publications Committee
– Nikhil Deshpande, Chair, Resource Center Committee
– S. Farokh Atashzar, Chair, Telehealth/Telemedicine Application Committee
– Tiago Falk, Chair, Partnerships Committee
– Thomas B. Sheridan, Chair, Ethics, Privacy and Security Committee
– Daniel Cooksey
– Ljiliana Trajkovic
– David Kaber
– Arumugam Paventhan
– John Blitch
– Adrian Adascalitei
– Steve Trimberger
– Kaizad Raimalwala
– Kevin Kempton
– Rob Mueller
– Leila Takayama
– Tsutomu Hasegawa
– Carla Victoria Ramírez López
– Eddie Tunstel
– Jeff Linell
– Allison Okamura
– Salvatore Livatino
– David Locke
– Terry Fong
– Yaoping Hu
– Jeff Walsh
– Tom Gedeon
– Mohamed E. Aly
– Adam Skorek
–Tariq Rahim Soomro