Call for Papers


Click here to download the Call for Papers as PDF.


In this workshop we will have a joint poster and demo session. The prospective participant can aim at presenting novel results with a poster. The submission is in form of a short paper with length of 2 pages (maximum 3 pages). Novel ideas/experimental results are required for acceptance of the paper. Click here to download the LaTex-Template (IEEE template with marking for the workshop).


All submissions will be reviewed using a single-blind review process. Submissions must be sent in PDF to:


iros2018-workshop [at]


indicating [IROS 2018 Workshop] in the e-mail subject.


Accepted Papers will be published at the open access repository KITopen under the Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND).


Submission Deadline: August 3rd

Notification of acceptance: September 3rd

Camera-ready deadline: September 13th

Workshop day: October 1st, 9:00-13:30

Poster Session:

"A New Capacitive Proximity Sensor for Detecting Ground-Isolated Objects"
Authors: Yitao Ding and Ulrike Thomas

"Versatile Distance Measurement Between Robot and Human Key Points using RGB-D Sensors for safe HRI"
Authors: Petr Švarný, Zdenek Straka and Matej Hoffmann


The proceedings can be found here.


Demo Session:


In order to provide the participants of the workshop with hands-on experience on the hardware currently being developed an used, the workshop offers a demo session. Technologies from research and from industry will be shown.


Demos Scientific Participants



Related Links

Keisuke Koyama, University of Tokyo

Optical proximity sensor for control of grasping form before contact

ShimojoLab (Youtube)

Hosam Alagi, Stefan Escaida Navarro and Björn Hein, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Modular Capacitive Tactile Proximity Sensor with flexible Spatial Resolution

Datasheet (Info)

Stephan Mühlbacher-Karrer, JOANNEUM RESEARCH Robotics,

Hubert Zangl, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt

Capacitive Tomography Sensors for Contactless Control of a Serial Manipulator






Demos Industrial Participants

Industrial Participant



Blue Danube Robotics


airskin (homepage)

Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing SCAI

Obstacle Tracking and Avoidance using Radar Perception for Industrial Robots

Infineon Technologies AG Gesture Sensing


Safety-related capacitive proximity sensor system