IROS 2014 Workshop on Rehabilitation and Assistive Robotics: Bridging the Gap Between Clinicians and Roboticists


The afternoon session of the workshop will be held at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, a hospital located 2.5 km (1.5 miles) from the conference venue. Transit instructions are at the bottom of this page. It is easily accessible via walking, bus, subway or taxi.

Morning Session: At the Palmer House

       8:30 - 8:40      Welcome

       8:40 - 9:10      Invited Talk: Benjamin Kuipers, PhD
                                                   Making a Useful Intelligent Assistive Robot

       9:10 - 9:35      Contributed Session: Exoskeletons, Prosthetics & Orthotics

       9:35 - 10:00     Contributed Session: Shared Control

       10:00 - 10:30   Coffee Break & Poster Session

       10:30 - 10:55   Contributed Session: Human-Robot Interaction

       10:55 - 11:10    Contributed Session: Interfaces

       11:10 - 11:30    Contributed Session: Smart Wheelchairs

       11:30 - 12:00    Poster Session & Video Session

Afternoon Session: At the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC)
                               Magnuson Auditorim, 16th floor

       12:00 - 13:30     Lunch break, relocate to RIC

       13:30 - 14:00      Invited Talk: Yasin Dhahar, PhD
Exploring the Basic Neuromuscular Impairments Post Stroke:
                                                           Implication to Robotic Design

       14:00 - 14:30      Invited Talk: Todd Kuiken, MD, PhD
                                                        Translational Pathways for Rehabilitation Technologies

       14:30 - 15:00      Invited Talk: Jessica Presperin Pedersen, MBA, OTR/L, ATP/SMS
Collaboration Between the Clinician and Non-clinical Researcher:
                                                            Wheelchairs and Robotics What We Need to Know

       15:00 - 15:15      Coffee Break

       15:15 - 16:30      Panel Discussion with RIC Users of Assistive Technologies

       16:30 - 18:00      Lab tours at RIC

Getting to RIC

Walking directions (30 minutes):


By bus (20-25 minutes with walking):

Walk 1 block north on Wabash Ave to Madison St. Catch either of the 66 or 157 bus lines heading east. Exit at the "Fairbanks & Huron" stop. Walk 1/2 block east on Huron. RIC is located on this block, on the left.


Walk 1/2 block east on Monroe St to Michigan Ave. Catch any of the 3, 26 or 143 bus lines heading north. Exit at the "Michigan & Huron" stop. Walk 2.5 blocks east on Huron. RIC is locate on the block after Fairbanks Ct, on the left.

For live bus tracking and trip planning, visit: www.transitchicago.com

By subway (15 minutes with walking):

Catch the red line at the "Monroe" stop (located at Monroe St & State St) heading in the direction "Howard". Exit at the "Chicago" stop (located at Chicago Ave & State St). Walk 1 km (0.6 miles) east on Chicago Ave. Turn south (right) on Fairbanks Ct, then east (left) on Superior St. RIC is located on this block, on the right.

For live subway tracking and trip planning, visit: www.transitchicago.com

By taxi (10 minutes):

The cost should be around $10.

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