Human-Robot Interaction from Bits to Structures: Design Process, Materials, and Robotics

Workshop at 15th International Conference on Social Robotics

December 4th 2023
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM (AST)
Building i11
About the Conference:
The 15th International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2023) will bring together researchers and practitioners working on the interaction between humans and intelligent robots and on the integration of social robots into our society.  ICSR 2023 will take place in Doha as a face-to-face conference on December 3-7, 2023. This will be the first time that the conference will be hosted in Qatar and in the Middle East and North Africa region. The theme of this year’s conference is “Human-Robot Collaboration: Sea, Air, Land, Space and Cyberspace”. The theme emphasizes on all physical and cyber-physical domains where humans and robots collaborate.
About the Workshop:
In this immersive workshop, “Human-Robot Interaction from Bits to Structures: Design Process, Material, and Robotics”, participants will delve into the intricate realm of Human-Robot Interaction, navigating the convergence of design processes, materials, and robotics. The sessions promise a hands-on exploration, from understanding Creative Human-Robot Interaction to unlocking the transformative potential of 4D printing for shape-shifting applications. By examining the symbiosis of robotics and construction, attendees will gain insights into the dynamic interplay between technology and the built environment. The tutorial on Toolpath Simulation offers practical skills, enhancing the participant's ability to navigate this evolving field. The workshop aims to not only impart knowledge but also stimulate creative thinking and provide a platform for discussing industry needs. Join us in this dynamic workshop where creativity meets technology, paving the way for innovative applications in Human-Robot Interaction.
Workshop Details
December 4th 2023
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM (AST)
Building i11

(Im)materials and Creative Robotic Art, Louis-Philippe Demers

Advancements in 3D and 4D Printing Technologies for Electronics Applications, Dr. Kishor Kumar Sadasivuni

Rapid Shelters, Dr. John-John Cabibihan

Clay Acoustic Patterns: Exploring the Potential of Clay 3D Printing for Enhanced Acoustic Applications, Ana Ascic and Ramón Lopez

Demo: Demo: Design to Robotic Simulation Workflow for Clay 3D Printing of Acoustically Enhanced Wall Panels, Ana Ascic and Ramón Lopez

Panel discussion on Industry Needs: Shell, Ashghal, Museum, Department of Architecture

Potential Projects in Doha Museum and Ministry of Construction

About the Speakers:
Louis-Philippe Demers makes large-scale installations and performances with technologies, AI and Robotics in particular. He participated in more than seventy artistic and stage productions and has built more than 400 machines. His artistic exploration is strongly influenced by advancements in HRI, with a focus on Relational Robotics and Audience Experiences. Demers’ works have been shown worldwide and primed at Ars Electronica, Sonar, ISEA, DEAF, Vida, Japan Media Arts Festival and at Helpman Awards (Australia).  Demers’ academic journey brought him to the Superior School of Design/Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM), the Nanyang Technological University, the Queensland University of Technology, the University of the Arts London,  the Central Academy of Fine Arts (Beijing) and the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.

Dr. John-John Cabibihan
received the Ph.D. degree in Bioengineering, with specialization in Biorobotics, from the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy, in 2007. Concurrent with his Ph.D. studies, he was accepted to the co-tutors PhD programme of the École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay, France. Therein, he spent one year with the Laboratoire de Mécanique et Technologie in 2005. In 2021, he completed the Venture Creation and Finance Programmes at the University of Oxford, UK. From 2008 to 2013, he was an Assistant Professor at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, National University of Singapore, where he also served as the Deputy Director of the Social Robotics Lab. He is currently a Professor at the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, Qatar University. Dr. Cabibihan is an inventor and a published author with over 150 publications. He is among the top 2% of researchers worldwide (2020-present) in the category of Industrial Engineering and Automation (subfield Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing). In April 2021, he was recognized as a Distinguished Scientist by Qatar University.

Dr. Kishor Kumar Sadasivuni
is an accomplished Research Assistant Professor and the esteemed leader of the SmartNano Solutions group at the Center for Advanced Materials, Qatar University. With a strong foundation in analytical chemistry, he embarked on his academic journey, earning a Master's degree from Andhra University, India. His pursuit of knowledge led him to the University of South Brittany in Lorient, France, where he earned his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering in 2012 under the guidance of Professor Yves Grohens. This marked the beginning of his impressive career in academia and research. Dr. Kishor Kumar Sadasivuni's contributions to the scientific community have been exceptional. His groundbreaking work earned him recognition as one of the world's top 2% scientists, a distinction conferred by Stanford University in 2019, 2020, 2022 and 2023. Qatar University has also acknowledged his remarkable achievements with honors. Boasting over 15 years of active research experience, Dr. Kishor has made significant strides in his field. His prolific publication record includes more than 350 research articles in esteemed international peer-reviewed journals, accumulating an impressive total citation count of 14100 and an h-index of 64. He has also authored 20 book chapters and served as the editor of 11 books, with several of his works featured in Springer's prestigious Top 25 e-book downloads of 2020. Dr. Kishor's innovative mindset is evident through his patent portfolio. He holds three US patents and two Indian patents, with five patent disclosures currently under consideration. As a visionary leader, he spearheads 11 research projects, encompassing grants from the Qatar National Research Fund, including NPRP, UREP, IRCC grants, as well as projects supported by Qatar University, collectively amounting to an impressive 5 million USD. A true collaborator, Dr. Kishor has actively engaged with researchers from diverse disciplines worldwide, boasting over 450 co-authors in fields such as computer science, biomedical sciences, industrial engineering, and electrical engineering. His global collaborations span countries like the USA, France, South Korea, Oman, Spain, Italy, Australia, and Malaysia. In summary, Dr. Kishor Kumar Sadasivuni is a distinguished figure in the world of academia and materials science, renowned for his prolific research contributions, innovative patents, and extensive collaborative efforts. His dedication to advancing knowledge and fostering international cooperation underscores his commitment to the scientific community.

Ana Ascic
Architect and researcher, holding degrees from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, and the University of Zagreb. Specializing in digital design and fabrication technologies, her research focus lies in advancing architectural applications through robotic 3D printing. Recognized in various competitions and professional circles, her work reflects a dedicated exploration of advanced architectural practices. She currently holds a position as Project Leader in Advanced Geometry and Parametric Planning Department of Blumer Lehmann AG, working on advancing computational workflows for digital fabrication of complex geometries in timber.

Ramón López
Architect, and robotic manufacturing engineer at Nagami Design in Madrid Spain. Studied at Universidad Europea de Madrid, University of Bath, NewSchool of Architecture & Design in San Diego,  and ETH Zurich. He specializes in Computational design and robotics in architecture. As an architect, he has worked in big international architecture competitions, especially airports, and works now in the largest architecture and Robotic 3D printing company in Europe.