Workshop In Memoriam of Vincent Hayward

June 28, 2024 | Sorbonne Université, Paris, France

Join us for a special scientific workshop dedicated to the memory of our beloved Vincent Hayward, a pioneer in the field of haptics.

This workshop aims to celebrate Vincent’s remarkable contributions to haptics and provide a platform for researchers, academics, and industry professionals to discuss the latest advancements in tactile perception, haptic interfaces, and interactive technologies.

Let us come together to honor his legacy and further the exploration of tactile sciences.

Date: June 28, 2024 (two days before Eurohaptics 2024)
Location: Lecture theatre, Amphi 25, Campus Universitaire de Jussieu, Sorbonne Université, Paris [see the map]

The workshop comes one day before the beginning of Eurohaptics 2024 in Lille, France. The two cities are well-connected by public transportation (~1h by train). If you need additional information, please contact

9:30Welcome coffee 
10:00Stéphane RégnierIntroduction
10:10Sinan HaliyoHaptic microscopy
10:30Alain BerthozThe brain’s sense of movement
11:00Michael WiertlewskiReducing touch to its fundamental elements
11:30 – 11:45Morning break 
11:45Yon VisellHuman tactile physics and impossible haptic interfaces
12:15Manuel CruzHigh performance systems and actuators
12:45Jess Hartcher-O’BrianFeedback and behaviour
13:15 – 14:45Lunch & Demos 
14:45Alessandro FarnèThe ‘magic stick’ and other vibrating stories
15:15Etienne BurdetThe music of haptics
15:45Henrik JörntellSkin tissue dynamics in haptics – its importance for efficient brain representations
16:15 – 16:30Afternoon break 
16:15Danny GrantVincent Hayward and artificial muscles
17:00Matteo Bianchi, Antonio BicchiThe change in fingertip contact area: haptic synergies and proprioception
17:30Domenico PrattichizzoWearable haptics
18:00 – 18:15Closing remarks 
18:15 – 20:00Social drinks

Registration is free of charge until June 14th: REGISTRATION FORM