Dynamic Walking 2014

ETH Zurich, Switzerland

June 10, 2014 – June 13, 2014


The Dynamic Walking conference brings together researchers studying animal walking or running and researchers designing legged robots, exoskeletons, or prosthetics to gain insight into the fundamental principles that underlie legged locomotion. Topics central to dynamic walking include energetics, stability and control, predictive principles and models, dynamic modeling, empirical data with a conceptual tie in, and robot successes and failures. This conference puts less emphasis on vision, navigation, or kinematic motion planning.

Attendance is limited to approximately 150 people to maximize quality, exchange of ideas, and potential for future collaborations. Participation by graduate students is highly encouraged.

The organizing committee for the 2014 Dynamic Walking Conference requests abstracts for participation. There will be a variety of talks and poster presentations, and we also encourage robot, exoskeleton, and prosthetic demonstrations. Presenters should submit an abstract and indicate the preferred format of presentation.

NOTE: Participation in one of the forms described above is mandatory for conference attendance.

Organizing Committee

Marco Hutter, Roland Siegwart, ETH Zurich
C. David Remy, University of Michigan

Important Dates

Abstract submission: March 13, 2014 – May 28, 2014
Notification of acceptance: March 14, 2014
Registration: March 14, 2014 – May 27, 2014


Cost and Logistics

The conference will be hosted on the central campus of ETH, right in the heart of Zurich.  Downtown, the main train station, the lake of Zurich, and the Limmat River are all just minutes away, and can be easily reached by foot or by public transportation. All presentation, poster sessions, and hardware demos will take place in the historic main building of ETH.  The GEP Pavilion nearby will be used throughout the entire week as an informal place to have coffee, beer, and great discussions.

The registration fee of CHF 600 (CHF 400 for students) includes all conference events and activities, as well as breakfast, lunch, and dinner for four days.  Very basic accommodation in a former air raid shelter is available for a flat fee of CHF 50.  Additional information about hotels and other lodging options will be posted after registration is open.

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