October 23rd, 2022 (9:00-17:00 JST)

In the 5th workshop on proximity perception, we will focus on (i) recent and future technological developments of proximity and tactile sensing systems embedded in soft structures, (ii) the realistic simulation of these systems coupled to modern physics engines and (iii) state-of-the-art applications. Our speakers from academia provide expertise in cutting edge proximity and tactile perception technology as well as innovative solutions for their application. Our speakers from industry are able to provide first-hand accounts of the procedures for certifying and deploying proximity and tactile perception technologies on real robotic systems. As a result, the workshop will continue to build connections between academic research and industry as well as between the communities of proximity perception, tactile perception and robotic materials.

As in the previous editions, we will feature a Panel Discussion for an organized exchange between the workshop participants and an extensive Demo Session that will relate these ideas to concrete hardware already available today. In addition, the workshop will feature a PhD forum session and paper presentations, providing a platform for PhD students to disseminate their work to a broad interdisciplinary audience.

Topics of interest

  •     Proximity Sensors
  •     Tactile Sensors
  •     Soft Sensors
  •     Multi-Modal Sensors
  •     Robotic Skins
  •     Robotic materials in sensor development
  •     Simulation of Proximity and Tactile Sensors
  •     Machine learning and Sim-to-Real transfer learning

Application domains

  •     Human-Robot Interaction
  •     Haptic Exploration
  •     Assistive Robots
  •     Teleoperation


We are grateful for the support of the following organizations:


- IEEE RAS Technical Committee Robotic Hands, Grasping and Manipulation (Homepage)

- IEEE RAS Technical Committee Human-Robot Interaction and Coordination (Homepage)

- IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Soft Robotics (Homepage)

- IEEE Austria Section Instrumentation & Measurement Chapter(Homepage)