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Dynamic Walking

A conference at the intersection of biomechanics and robotics, on legged locomotion and other dynamical behaviors

  • Dynamic Walking 2020

    May 14, 2020 – May 14, 2020

     

    (May 13th, 2020) Dynamic Walking Tomorrow

    Registered participants should have received the full program. Talks will also be streamed publicly via YouTube here. See you tomorrow!

    (May 5th, 2020) Update

    Unless you have already heard otherwise from us, your submission (if you made one) has been accepted for virtual poster presentation. There have been some issues with the email system, thus the wider announcement here.

    Important dates:

    Registration deadline (required!): Monday, May 11th

    Poster submission (required to present!): Tuesday, May 12th

    Conference: Thursday, May 14th

    Logistics

    • Talks will be simultaneously streamed via Zoom and YouTube, but Zoom will allow for interaction during the day. The Zoom link will only be shared with registered attendees, where YouTube allows for overflow capacity.

    • A Slack channel will be used to communicate throughout the day. Specific channels will be created to organize discussions of talks and posters. A Slack invite will be sent to registered attendees, but you may also reach out via Twitter/email to request an early link for any poster troubleshooting (see below).

    • We want to recreate the Dynamic Walking atmosphere of free flowing discussions. To do this, we will be experimenting with the website http://spatial.chat for the poster sessions. This site allows natural conversations where you can “move” around the room, speaking only with other people near you. Poster presenters can upload images or YouTube videos to share in the room, as well as sharing their screen. You can test out the online system with this room that is open now: https://spatial.chat/s/dwtest

    • If you would like to withdraw your submission, and not have the abstract appear in a compiled document, please send an email to dynamicwalking2020@gmail.com by the registration deadline (Monday, May 11th).

    • Posters will be shared by two mechanisms:

    1. Submit files (PDF, PNG, or YouTube link) by email to dw20.tech@gmail.com by Tuesday, May 12th. Be sure to include author names and abstract title. These will be uploaded to the public website for everyone to view. This is the place for you to show your work in as much (or as a little) detail as you like.
    2. During your designated poster session, you can upload images (PNG, etc.) or YouTube links into the designated http://spatial.chat room. Multiple posters will share a room (to encourage natural browsing of posters), so please be courteous of your fellow presenters’ space. Given space limitations, if you wish to include an image of a poster in the room, that poster cannot be too large. 30 x 30 inches with reasonable font sizes should be readable, but you are encouraged to test it ahead of time (https://spatial.chat/s/dwtest). Note that each room needs to accommodate NINE posters.

    Please contact dynamicwalking2020@gmail.com for programmatic issues, and dw20.tech@gmail.com for technical (login, file) issues.



    (Mar 27th, 2020) Announcement: Due to COVID-19, we will be moving to a one-day virtual conference on May 14th.



    Join us in Hawley, Pennsylvania (in the Poconos) for the 2020 edition of Dynamic Walking. The location is at the Woodloch Family Resort, about two hours from Newark International Airport. There is a large lodge for conference activities overlooking an inland lake. Comfortable, on-site lodging and meals will be included, and outdoor activities will be available as diversions from the scientific program.

    Conference Information

    Abstract submissions are due at midnight of Feb. 24th, 2020. All attendees are strongly encouraged to submit an abstract to present at the conference. Full instructions and submission form.

    Registration will open in March. Family rates will be available for those traveling with significant others and/or children.

    A limited number of travel grants will be available to help broaden participation in the meeting. Details on the travel grant application process are found with the abstract submission instructions.

    Principles and Concepts of Legged Locomotion

    Dynamic Walking 2020 is the 15th annual conference on principles and concepts of legged locomotion. This single-track conference brings together academics and industry designers working in robotics, biomechanics, rehabilitation and bionics from around the world.

    The aim of this meeting is to provide 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 in a conceptual framework, and robot successes and failures. Participants include both academics (students and professors) and industry designers with a mixture of researchers studying human and animal legged locomotion and those designing walking robots.

    To promote open sharing of information, the meetings were organized to provide as much interaction between participants as possible. The format is highly informal and fluid, with a single track of presentations and extensive time scheduled for interaction, brainstorming, and idea sharing.

     

    Sponsors

    Institutional Sponsors

    Gold Sponsors

    Silver Sponsors

  • Dynamic Walking 2019

    June 3, 2019 – June 6, 2019

    Submission InformationRegistration InformationAccommodation and Transport Information
    Hardware demo submission form | Schedule at a Glance

    If you have registered, please fill out this short form on Transport and T-shirts

    The abstract book is now online! Find it at this link.

    For detailed information and policies, see About the Conference.

    Dynamic Walking 2019 is the 14th annual conference on principles and concepts of legged locomotion. This single-track conference brings together academics and industry designers working in robotics, biomechanics, rehabilitation and bionics from around the world.

    Principles and Concepts of Legged Locomotion

    The aim of this meeting is to provide 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 in a conceptual framework, and robot successes and failures. Participants include both academics (students and professors) and industry designers with a mixture of researchers studying human and animal legged locomotion and those designing walking robots.

    To promote open sharing of information, the meetings are organized to provide as much interaction between participants as possible. The format is highly informal and fluid, with a single track of presentations and extensive time scheduled for interaction, brainstorming, and idea sharing.

    Schedule at a glance

    Link to Detailed Talk Schedule

    Link to Downloadable Abstract book (subject to revision)

    May 29-31

    Optional Hands-on Workshop and Tutorial (University of Calgary)

    Sunday June 2

    Registration and Welcome reception

    Monday June 3

    7:30 - 9 AM: Buffet Breakfast at Coast Canmore Hotel

    9 - 10:15 AM: Presentation Session 1

    10:45 AM - Noon: Presentation Session 2

    Noon - 5 PM: Outings, Day 1 (Bag Lunches)

    5 - 6 PM: Dinner at Coast Canmore Hotel

    6 - 7 PM: Presentation Session 3

    7:15 - 20:30: Presentation Session 4

    Tuesday June 4

    7:30 - 9 AM: Buffet Breakfast at Coast Canmore Hotel

    9 - 10:15 AM: Presentation Session 5

    10:45 AM - Noon: Presentation Session 6

    Noon - 5 PM: Outings, Day 2 (Bag Lunches)

    5 - 6 PM: Dinner at Coast Canmore Hotel

    6 - 7 PM: Presentation Session 7

    7:15 - 20:30: Presentation Session 8

    Wednesday June 5

    7:30 - 9 AM: Buffet Breakfast at Coast Canmore Hotel

    9 - 10 AM: Presentation Session 9

    10 - 11:30 AM: Poster Session 1

    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Presentation Session 10

    12:30 - 2 PM: Buffet Lunch at Coast Canmore

    2 - 3 PM: Presentation Session 11

    3 - 4:30 PM: Poster Session 2

    4:30 - 5:30 PM: Presentation Session 12

    5:30 PM - 7 PM: Choose from Canmore's selection of restaurants for dinner

    7 PM - Midnight: Evening social event at Drake hotel

    Thursday June 6

    7:30 - 9 AM: Buffet Breakfast at Coast Canmore Hotel

    9 - 10 AM: Presentation Session 13

    10:30 AM - Noon: Presentation Session 14

    1:30 - 2:30 PM: Presentation Session 15

    3 - 5:30 PM: Hardware Demo

    6 PM on: Farewell dinner and Bonfire Celebration at Cross-Zee Ranch

    Friday June 7

    Checkout; Transport to Calgary International Airport

    * Recommended arrival: June 2 / Recommended departure: June 7

     

    Sponsors / Sources of support

     

    Location

    Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Center [map]

    511 Bow Valley Trail

    Canmore, Alberta T1W 1N7

     

  • Dynamic Walking 2017

    June 4, 2017 – June 9, 2017

    Dynamic Walking 2017 has moved:

    http://ruina.tam.cornell.edu/DynamicWalking2017/

  • Dynamic Walking 2016

    June 4, 2016 – June 7, 2016

    News: Conference schedule details available

    News: Conference registrationaccommodation information are now open

    Join us at Camp Ohiyesa in Holly, Michigan, for the 2016 edition of Dynamic Walking, Principles of Dynamic Locomotion*. The location is a YMCA camp about one hour from either Detroit airport (DTW) or University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor. There is a large lodge for conference activities, overlooking an inland lake and wooded grounds. On-site lodging and meals will be rustic, and outdoor activities will be available as diversions from the scientific program.

    (*and manipulation and planning and behavior)

    Dynamic Walking is an interdisciplinary conference with an audience including engineers, biologists, biomechanists, and roboticists. Interests include legged walking and running and other forms of locomotion, balance, control, rehabilitation, sensors and actuators, and any task involving dynamics. The conference emphasizes interactive talks and posters with in-session discussion, and social activities interspersed throughout the schedule.X

    Camp Ohiyesa is in Holly, Michigan, one hour from either Ann Arbor [map] or Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) [map]. The meeting venue and dining hall will be the main lodge at the Camp. There is ample meeting space and cafeteria style meal service.


    Many activities will be available during break time each afternoon, including swimming (with a water slide), canoeing, climbing, zip-lines, archery, soccer, volleyball, tennis, and other sports.

    Take a Virtual Tour of camp.

    Getting there

    The venue is accessible by car from Midwestern locations such as Chicago (4.5 hrs), Pittsburgh (5 hrs), Columbus (3.5 hrs), Toronto (4.5 hrs), and Madison, WI (6.5 hrs).

    The nearest major airport is Detroit (DTW), about 1 hr. Chartered bus service will be available at intervals on June 3 (afternoon and evening), June 7 (evening), and June 8 (morning). Register for airport bus (Registration) and fill out the flight information form. Participants arriving at other times may use shuttle service or rental car. Those staying at hotel will find a rental car most convenient.

    Presenters

    A partial list of featured speakers:
    • Katie Byl, University of California, Santa Barbara
    • Noah Cowan, Johns Hopkins University
    • Jonathan Hurst, Oregon State University
    • Mark Levi, Pennsylvania State University
    • Mike Paulin, University of Otago
    • Jerry Pratt, Institute for Human and Machine Cognition
    • Elliott Rouse, Northwestern University
    • Andy Ruina, Cornell University
    • Manoj Srinivasan, The Ohio State University
    • Russ Tedrake, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    There will be a number of additional presentations, lightning talks, many posters, and hardware demos of robots, exoskeletons, and other devices.

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