This workshop aims to offer a point of convergence for the different streams pertaining to Proximity
Perception, which are currently active in the robotics community. We expect that Proximity Perception
technologies will play an essential role for service and industrial robotics as well as for human-robot
collaboration and compliant robotics applications in the near future. A similar trend could already be
observed for Tactile Perception. On the one hand, designs of robotic graspers that include Proximity Sensors
allow for novel control strategies for exploration, grasping and manipulation. On the other hand, the sensors
will allow safety features to fulfill leading technical specifications such as ISO/TS 15066 for the operation of
collaborative robots and improve the autonomy and perception of robotic systems in all fields.