Humanoid Robotics is an increasing research topic stimulated both by the perspective of highly challenging applications in servicing robotics and by renewing fundamental research topics in Robotics at large such as Mechatronics, Control, Decision Making and Human-Robot Interaction. More than that Humanoid Robotics opens synergetic researches towards Life and Human Science. Such openness will constitute the special theme of Humanoids09.
The contributed papers, workshop and tutorial will cover the following, not exhaustive list of topics:
Contributed papers will be presented either at the single track oral session or during poster sessions. All the contributed papers will appear without distinction in the proceedings of the conference.
A special day will be organized in the prestigious historical Collège de France. It will be dedicated to a set of invited keynote lectures focusing on the openness of Humanoid Robotics research towards Life and Human Sciences. Lecturers will cover the following topics: