Experiences with a hybrid conference during the COVID-19 pandemic
Director Katherine J. Kuchenbecker and fourteen other members of the MPI-IS Haptic Intelligence (HI) Department presented twelve of their current research projects at the first-ever hybrid EuroHaptics conference. This meeting took place both physically and virtually from September 6 to 9, 2020, in Leiden, Netherlands. EuroHaptics is the primary European meeting for researchers working on haptic perception and technology. Together, the HI team presented nine work-in-progress (WIP) posters and three hands-on demonstrations, winning one award and being a finalist for another.
Katherine J. Kuchenbecker Rachael Burns Farimah Fazlollahi Maria Paola Forte Ravali Gourishetti Behnam Khojasteh Hojin Lee Hyosang Lee Saekwang Nam Cara Nunez Hasti Seifi Gokhan Serhat Neha Thomas Yasemin Vardar Eric Young
The researchers from Katherine Kuchenbecker's Haptic Intelligence Department see their time at the MPI-IS as a valuable springboard for the next step in their academic careers.
Hasti Seifi, Ad Spiers, and Yasemin Vardar are set to take up their new positions in the coming month.
The virtual debate was held at the 2020 International Conference on Robotics and Automation.
During a 90-minute debate, leading scientists in the field of robotics discussed the pros and cons of large international conferences.
Many students from around the world choose the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems for research stays abroad. The Haptic Intelligence Department is currently hosting several promising young researchers.
She received the prize at the IEEE World Haptics Conference in Tokyo, Japan, on July 12, 2019
Dr. Hasti Seifi is the winner of the 2017 EuroHaptics Society award for the best Ph.D. thesis in the field of haptics. While Ms. Seifi is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (MPI-IS) in Stuttgart, the award honors research she conducted at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada, where she completed her doctorate in Computer Science under the supervision of Professor Karon E. MacLean.
Another prestigious fellowship for one of the Postdocs of the Haptic Intelligence Department at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems.
The Director of the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems leads the team that is organizing this vibrant forum for haptics researchers.