[robotics-worldwide] Extended deadline 24-August: IROS 2007 Workshop - From sensors to human spatial concepts

Zoran Zivkovic zivkovic at science.uva.nl
Wed Aug 8 07:11:01 PDT 2007

FS2HSC - IEEE/RSJ IROS 2007 Workshop:
>From sensors to human spatial concepts
November 2, 2007, (!changed by the IROS organizers!)
San Diego, CA, USA
(please check the web site for the further updates)
Important dates:
Paper submission: August 24, 2007 (!Extended deadline!)
Notification: September 10, 2007
Camera ready copy: September 17, 2007
FS2HSC date: November 2, 2007, (!changed!)

One of the basic robot skills is goal-directed navigation,
including localization, path planning and path following.
Traditionally mapping and localization has focused on metric
environment representations. The environment models were
typically described in terms of simple geometric features, such
as points, lines and planes. However, it is hard to communicate
with a robot in terms of these types of geometric primitives.
For natural communication the robot should have an appropriate
space representation enabling communication in terms of
semantic concepts such as objects, rooms etc.

The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers that
work on space representations appropriate for humans-robot
interaction and on development of algorithms for learning
various semantic concepts/categories from the robot sensor data.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to the following areas:

-space representations appropriate for communication with humans
including semantic concepts (e.g. objects, rooms,..)

-applications and analysis of the results from cognitive science
about the human spatial concepts

-space representations suited to cover cognitive requirements of
learning, knowledge acquisition and contextual control

-representations of spatial relations between objects suitable
for human-robot interaction

We also encourage the use of the provided dataset

Depending on the quality of the contributions
a journal special issue will be considered.

Invited speakers:
Laurent Itti, University of Southern California,USA

Dieter Fox, University of Washington, USA

Antonio Torralba, MIT CSAIL, Cambridge, USA.

Zoran Zivkovic,
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
zivkovic at science.uva.nl

Jana Kosecka,
George Mason University, USA
kosecka at cs.gmu.edu

Program Committee:
Ben Kröse, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Benjamin Kuipers, University of Texas, USA
Danica Kragic, KTH, Sweden
Partic Jensfelt, KTH, Sweden
Marjorie Skubic, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA
Achim Lilienthal, Örebro University, Sweden
Adriana Tapus, University of Southern California, USA
Ana Murillo, University of Zaragoza, Spain 

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