IROS14 WS on Actuators

From Active Impedance to Intrinsically Compliant and Variable Impedance Actuators: Pros, Cons and Trade-offs


Nikos Tsagarakis
Department of Advanced Robotics at the Instituto Italiano di Tecnologia
nikos.tsagarakis (at)

Luis Sentis
Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin
lsentis (at)

Bram Vanderborght
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Bram.vanderborght (at)


Kickoff Meeting

WALK-MAN was officially launched at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

The kick-off meeting of the project was hosted at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia on the 30th of September and 1st of October.

RSS15 WS on Towards a Unifying Framework for Whole-body and Manipulation Control

  • Francesco Nori Robotics Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia.  
  • Maximo A. Roa DLR German Aerospace Center, Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics. 
  • Daniele Pucci Robotics Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department, Istituto Italiano di Tecnolgia. .
  • Edoardo Farnioli Advanced Robotics Department, Istituto Italiano di Tecnolgia.
  • Marco Gabbicini Department of Mechanical, Nuclear and Production Engineering, University of Pisa. 
  • Antonio Bicchi Istituto Italiano di Tecnolgia and Research Center "E. Piaggio'', University of Pisa.



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FP7 European Project

frameworks programme 7 EU European Community WALK-MAN is funded under the European Community's 7th Framework Programme: FP7-ICT 611832. Cognitive Systems and Robotics: FP7-ICT-2013-10