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Interview with Prof. Dr. Mohamed Abderrahim to discuss the European Project HANDLE
Interview was made by the University Carlos III (UC3M) to report what things are being done in the HANDLE project in collaboration with several universities throughout Europe.
ICRA2011 HANDLE GRASP and DEXTMART Common Workshop
Within the ICRA2011 conference the Projects GRASP, DEXMART and HANDLE are organizing the Workshop "Autonomous Grasping: From Multi-Sensing to Symbolic Representation for Robotic Manipulation Tasks". The workshop, scheduled to take place on the 9th of may, intends to cover the representations underlying the human strategies that define the appropriate characteristics of the grasp and manipulation movements in specific contexts or objects and how these strategies can be extended and replicated by robots.  


Details are posted on the Workshop Website.


SIG Lisbon

Members of the HANDLE project’s Special Interest Group (SIG) Kerstin Rosander and Claes Von Hosften from the Psychology Department of University of Oslo and Franck Quaine from the GIPSA lab at Grenoble University were invited to attend the project meeting which took place on January 13th at IST in Lisbon.  Dr. Rosander research covers the neural sensorimotor mechanisms involved in the humans’ manipulation of objects by hand. Dr. Von Hofsten has a large experience on infants’ motor control development and especially the acquisition of reaching and grasping skills. Dr. Quaine’s research targets the biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system in humans and in particularly of the hand.
After a general presentation of the project and its objectives by the Project Coordinator, the Work Package leaders presented the progress made in the different research and development activities since the launch of the project. The SIG members gave presentations in their respective expertise fields related to the manipulation of objects. The presentations were followed by an enriching general discussion regarding the achievements and how to exploit the presented ideas to fulfill the objectives of the project.

 3 SIG members and the HNDLE team




The HANDLE project was presented to the visitors of the exhibition of the ICT2010 event held in Brussels from the 27 to the 29 of September. The coordinator and other researchers from the universities “Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris” and Carlos III of Madrid staffed the HANDLE project stand to explain to the public the scientific and technical objectives of the project and show some results obtained through live demonstration. The first project prototype composed of a robotic arm and hand was exhibited and used demonstrate the dexterous motion of the setup. Leaflets, a poster and video shows were used to demonstrate other aspects and research results of the project. 

It is worth noting that the projects present at the exhibition have been selected by the ICT 2010 organizers after evaluation of the proposal submitted by the exhibitors.

The ICT 2010 event also included a three days conference dedicated to the themes:  “Powering our sustainable future” and “The human face of the digital age”

Robot Grasping Summer School


The Summer School on Robot Grasping organized by the 3 EU IP projects GRASP, HANDLE and DEXMART took place in Benicàssim, a renowned tourist centre at a short distance from Castellón and Jaume I University (Spain).  Young researchers from the institutions forming the consortia of the three projects formed the majority of the attendees to the course.  Nine among the 38 young researchers and students came from the HANDLE project teams. 

This summer school provided a theoretical and practical introduction to the field of robot grasping. The school has adopted a multi-perspective approach ranging from analytical to biologically inspired views and from the mechanical design level to the cognitive point of view.


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