[robotics-worldwide] CFP: The Fifth International Cognitive Robotics Workshop

Radu Bogdan Rusu rusu at cs.tum.edu
Mon Mar 6 06:16:42 PST 2006

     The Fifth International Cognitive Robotics Workshop
         (The AAAI-06 Workshop on Cognitive Robotics)
         Boston, Massachusetts, USA, July 16-17, 2006
                 mailto:cogrob06 at cs.tum.edu

Please distribute to interested people.  Apologies for any duplicates.

                      CALL FOR PAPERS

Important Dates:
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2006
Notification of Acceptance: May 8, 2006
Submission of camera ready copies: June 1, 2006

Workshop Description:
Research in robotics has traditionally emphasized low-level sensing and
control tasks including sensory processing, path planning, and manipulator
design and control. In contrast, research in cognitive robotics is concerned
with endowing robots and software agents with higher level cognitive
functions that enable them to reason, act and perceive in changing,
incompletely known, and unpredictable environments in a robust manner. Such
robots must, for example, be able to reason about goals, actions, resources
(linear and/or non-linear, discrete and/or continuous, replinishable or
expendable), when to perceive and what to look for, the cognitive states of
other agents, time, collaborative task execution, etc. In short, cognitive
robotics is concerned with integrating reasoning, perception and action with
a uniform theoretical and implementation framework.

The use of both software robots (softbots) and robotic artifacts in everyday
life is on the upswing and we are seeing increasingly more examples of their
use in society with commercial products around the corner and some already
onthe market. As interaction with humans increases, so does the demand for
sophisticated robotic capabilities associated with deliberation and
high-level cognitive functions. Combining results from the traditional
robotics discipline withthose from AI and cognitive science has and will
continue to be central to research in cognitive robotics.

This workshop aims at bringing together researchers involved in all aspects
of cognitive robots, and discussing cur-rent work and future directions.
While all aspects of cognitive robotics are of interest to the workshop, we
especially welcome discussions and demonstrations of implemented systems,
lessons learned from deployed systems in the real world, developments in
cognitive psychology and neuro-science relevant for developing more powerful
computational models of cognition, and on the interplay of cognitive
robotics with engineering fields such as control theory, mecatronics and
modern sensing technologies.

Submission information:
Potential participants are invited to submit either

* a full length technical paper
* a statement of interest with a position paper

For the sake of uniformity, all technical papers should follow the AAAI 2006
style guide and should be no longer than 8 pages in camera ready format.
Author names should be included. Please refer to the AAAI style guide for
details. Please disregard the AAAI submission instructions on this page.
Simply retrieve the style files from this page and send the final formatted
version to cogrob06 at cs.tum.edu.

Others wishing to attend should submit a 1-2 page description of their work
or interest in this area (including a short list of related publications).
This may include specific questions and issues that they feel should be
addressed. Authors who would like to participate in systems demonstrations
(either live, simulated, or video-taped) should indicate their audio-visual
and/or computer needs at the time of submission.

If the quality of the submissions is sufficiently high, we may look into the
possibility of publishing extended versions of selected articles in a
special journal issue.

All submissions must arrive by March 31, 2006. Only electronic submissions
will be accepted and all papers must be in PDF format. All submissions
should be sent to cogrob06 at cs.tum.edu

Michael Beetz (contact)
Dept of Computer Science
Technische Universitaet Muenchen
D-85748 Garching
beetz at in.tum.de

Kanna Rajan
Monterey Bay Acquarium
Research Institute (MBARI)
Monterey, Ca
kanna.rajan at mbari.org

Michael Thielscher
Dept of Computer Science
Dresden University of Technology
D-01062 Dresden
mit at inf.tu-dresden.de

Thank you for your time,
Radu Bogdan Rusu.

| Radu Bogdan Rusu | http://rbrusu.com
| http://www9.cs.tum.edu/people/rusu/
| Intelligent Autonomous Systems
| Technische Universitaet Muenchen

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