Workshop HyperSense on
"Bio-inspired sensing for robotics"

November 18th (one full day) 2013
Campus of Luminy, Marseille, France


  • Stéphane Viollet, Institute of Movement Sciences, Marseille, France
  • Frédéric Boyer, Ecole des Mines, Nantes, France
  • Abderrahmane Kheddar, LIRRM, Montpellier, France
  • Vincent Hayward, ISIR, Paris, France



Many kinds of sensors are available to detect information about the physical world : cameras, laser-range finder, ultrasonic sensors... However, future robotic platforms will be greatly enhanced by implementing novel sensing abilities such as, for example, the sense of touch, the electric sense (inspired by fish) and minimalist visual sensors (inspired by insects). Robotics researchers are also looking at developing novel sensor capabilities but they face to strong difficulties in terms of, implementation of adequate sensory fusion algorithms or technological issues related to the rigidity of electronics that don't like to be stretched or bended and the low sensitivity of the sensors once placed in natural environments. This workshop will also take place in the more general paradigm of embodiement where the smartness is not centralized but embedded locally within the sensor itself.


The goal of this workshop is to bring together state-of-the-art research in the area of artificial touch sense, electric sense and bio-inspired visual sensor... The workshop will feature invited talks from recognized experts in the field.

  • Participation to the workshop will be free of charge
  • A lunch will be offered, please confirm your participation by e-mail before 10th, november.