IEEE ICRA2024 full-day workshop

A-HUMAN – Advanced human-robot interfaces

based on physiological signals and sensory stimulations

May 13, 2024, Yokohama, Japan

The workshop will take place in Room G401, Area North, PACIFICO Yokohama


Robotics is currently tackling new challenges for improved interaction with humans, in which effective human-robot communication becomes fundamental, and (bi-directional) human-robot interfaces based on physiological signals and sensory stimulations offer the potential for natural and intuitive human-in-the-loop control of robots, facilitating transfer of skills and co-adaptation.

Physiological signals convey information on human motor and/or cognitive processes and are typically processed using machine learning to estimate human intentions for robot control. Sensory stimulations inform the user about the robot’s state and sensor readings to improve human-in-the-loop performance, even up to reestablishing sensory experiences in impaired subjects. However, numerous challenges remain open, regarding reliability and decoding of physiological measurements, synthesis and application of sensory stimulations, and design of shared autonomy and adaptive human-robot systems.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together scientists from academia, as well as experts from companies, that carry out research at the intersection of robotics, neuroscience, and biomechanics. Participants will have the opportunity to share their latest advancements and perspectives concerning human-robot interfaces based on physiological signals and sensory stimulations for a diverse range of applications, including telemanipulation, prosthetics, rehabilitative and assistive robotics, human power augmentation, wearable robotics, collaborative robotics, and programming-by-demonstration.

Important dates

Submission deadline: February 29th, 2024 April 2nd, 2024 (extended)

Notification of paper acceptance: March 10th, 2024 April 16th, 2024

Workshop date: May 13th, 2024

Endorsed by

The workshop has received endorsement by the following IEEE RAS Technical Committees:

  • Neuro-Robotics Systems
  • Wearable Robotics
  • Rehabilitation and Assistive Robotics
  • Human-Robot Interaction & Coordination

Best paper award offered by IEEE RAS TC for Rehabilitation and Assistive Robotics.

The workshop is organized within the EU project IntelliMan (AI-Powered Manipulation System for Advanced Robotic Service, Manufacturing and Prosthetics), funded by the European Commission’s Horizon Europe Programme (Grant Agreement 101070136), and the PRIN PNRR project ART.I.DE (Frailty status in hospitalized persons: artificial intelligence-based detection and technology-assisted home-based empowerment), funded by the Italian Ministry of university and Research.