The MERGING project was present in two events at the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2021) held in Prague, Czech Republic, from 27 September to 1 October 2021.
- On Monday, 27 September, the project was presented during the RoMaDO-RA (Robotic Manipulation of Deformable Objects: Challenges in Perception, Planning and Control for Real-World Applications) workshop. Diego Perez, from AIMEN and Dionisis Andronas from LMS contributed for MERGING project with an invited presentation on “Simulation for enhanced perception and planning”. They also participated in the roundtable discussion about Future of Robotic Deformable Object Manipulation.
- On Wednesday, 29 September, the EPFL Merging team, comprising Krishna Digumarti, Vito Cacucciolo and Herbert Shea, presented a paper on “Dexterous textile manipulation using electroadhesive fingers” during the session on “Grippers and other end-effectors”. The paper has been subsequently published on the IEEE website.