9th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics
Frontiers of the Human-Machine Interface
June 28 - July 1, 2005
As mentioned in the background section, a
key objective of this conference will be to illuminate emerging areas in
order to inspire the next generation of researchers in rehabilitation
robotics. Specific attention will be given to these areas in the podium
presentations and, more importantly, in the keynote addresses. Some of
these new areas are brain-machine interface, nanotechnology and virtual
reality. New sessions will also explore the application of novel and
promising control structures, such as brain-machine interfaces, to drive
manipulators and artificial arms. Sessions will also be held on
innovations in actuator technologies and on the use of biomimetic robots
to study human motor control. There will also be traditional sessions on
rehabilitation robotics as assistive and therapeutic aids. Prosthetic
robotics will also be a large feature.
The conference will be held over 21/2 days. Parallel sessions will only be
used if there is an excess of high quality papers submitted and only for
highly focused topics. We estimate the meeting will involve 275
participants, with venue arrangements and budgeting that can accommodate a
range of 150-500 participants. The language of the Conference is English.
will emphasize and attract young investigators, women, minorities, and
investigators with disabilities.
The meeting format is 3 keynote addresses (one per
day, 45 minutes each -- approximately 35 minutes with 10 minutes of
questions), up to 66 podium presentations (15 minutes each -- 10 minutes
with 3 minutes of discussion and 2 for transition) and 2 poster sessions
(11/2 hours each) with 30 posters in each session on Wednesday and Thursday.
These poster sessions will partially overlap with a lengthy lunch period.