We solicit extended abstracts of two pages in IEEE Conference format, containing novel work or work in progress in relevant areas. Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • human grasp and manipulation studies
  • grasping synergies
  • tactile sensing
  • visual information for grasping/manipulation
  • design of robotic/prosthetic hands
  • benchmarking of robotic grasping/manipulation
  • cognitive modeling for grasping, combined arm/hand grasping
  • use of task information for grasping
  • modeling and using uncertainty in grasping
  • grasping and manipulation of deformable/flexible/articulated objects.


The abstract should be sent as a pdf file (maximum size 5 Mb) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., in an email with the subject [RSS2014: Human vs Robot grasping].

The abstracts will be reviewed by the program committee and ranked based on clarity of presentation, technical merit, originality of approach, and relevance of the problem being solved. Authors of accepted abstracts will submit a final poster. The abstracts and posters will be archived online on the website of the Technical Committee on Mobile Manipulation (http://www.mobilemanipulation.org/). Authors of accepted posters are encouraged to use their laptops/tablets during their presentations to enhance interactivity by showing videos/demos/simulations.

The final posters should have A0 format (the poster panel width is 36 inches).



Important dates:

Abstract Submission Deadline: May 16
Notification of Acceptance: May 30
Final submission: June 10
Workshop: July 12



Program Committee:


  • Matei Ciocarlie (Google, former Willow Garage)
  • Heni Ben Amor (Georgia Tech)
  • Tamim Asfour (KIT)
  • Yu Sun (USF, prospective TC on grasping)
  • Rod Grupen (Umass, prospective TC on grasping)
  • Raphael Deimel (TU Berlin)
  • José Alvarez-Ruiz (TU Berlin)