September 8-9 2016 / 8-9 Septembre 2016, Paris, France

ERC PATCH Closing Workshop on Computational Touch (original proposal here)

UPMC Jussieu Campus, Room 107, Towers 24-34 (Metro Jussieu) Access map

Thursday September 8, 2016

09:20 Welcome by Stéphane Régnier, VP Research Infrastructure, Université Pierre et Marie Curie
09:30 Vincent Hayward, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Theory of haptic perception
10:00 Jess Hartcher-O’BrienUniversité Pierre et Marie Curie, Haptic invariance
10:30 Alexander Terekhov, Université Paris Descartes, Fruitless attempts to establish audio-tactile sensory augmentation for speech perception

11:00 Tea & Coffee

11:30 Michael Wiertlewski, Université Aix-Marseille,  Surface Haptics: Manipulating fingertip friction to elicit tactile sensations
12:00 Alessandro Moscatelli, Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata, Perceptual illusions and priors in the combination of tactile and hand motion
12:30 Lucile Dupin, Université Paris Descartes, Combining haptic information across limbs

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Ildar Farkhatdinov, Imperial College of London, Sense of balance and its augmentation for humans and robots
14:30 Jonathan Platkiewicz, The City College of New York,  Edge detection in touch via strain distributions
15:00 Masashi Nakatani, Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Sensing vibrotactile information of the contact surface

15:30 Coffee & Tea

 16:00 Hsin-Ni Ho, NTT Communication Science Laboratory, Thermo-tactile interactions in object temperature perception
16:30 Mark Wexler, Université Paris Descartes, Eclectic observations of heterogeneous haptic phenomena
Hannah Michalska, McGill University, Using invariants to extract signal from noise

Friday September 9, 2016

09:30 Malika Auvray, Université Pierre et Marie Curie,  Multisensory perception and spatial cognition: taking into account individual differences to improve sensory substitution
10:00 Alessandro Farne, University Lyon 1, Tactile interference and facilitation across body parts 
10:30 Henrik Jörntell, Lund University, Representations of haptic information in brain circuitry

11:00 Tea & Coffee

11:30 Benoni Edin, Umeå University, Making hard things feel soft and vice versa & Highly variable motor outputs during two-digit manipulation
12:00 Sliman Bensmaia, University of Chicago, Biological and bionic hands: Natural neural coding and artificial perception
12:30 Junji Watanabe, NTT Communication Science Laboratory,  Toward "Haptic Design": psychological foundations and practices

13:00 Lunch

14:30 Patrick Haggard, University College London, Perceiving in skin space and body space
15:00 Amir Amedi, Hebrew University Jerusalem, Topographic characteristics of somatosensory perception, imagery and multisensory body processing
15:30 Ophelia Deroy, University of London, Is touch special? The metacognitive hypothesis.

17:00 Cocktail Party + web with Yon Visell