[robotics-worldwide] CFP: ICRA 2008 Workshop on New Vistas and Challenges in Telerobotics

Nikhil Chopra nchopra at umd.edu
Sun Dec 16 20:45:06 PST 2007

The Workshop on New Vistas and Challenges in Telerobotics (http:// 
tctelerobotics.lsr.ei.tum.de/index.php/ICRA_2008_Workshop) will be  
held on May 20 at Pasadena U.S.A., in conjunction with the 2008 IEEE
International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA).

Topics and Content

Telerobotics is perhaps one of the oldest fields in robotics research.
 From its  modest beginning in 1940's when the first teleoperator was
designed  till the 1980's the focus was on primarily on nuclear,  
aerospace and
underwater applications. The advent of modern communications in the last
two decades has lead to the emergence of new applications such as  
semi-autonomous telerobotics, live power line maintenance and  
robotics education.
On the other hand, advances in bilateral controllers are the key  
points for master-slaves
  architectures, which are important in precise telemanipulation  
tasks. This pervasive
interest has spawned the development of new controllers, estimation  
  synchronization  algorithms and new communication protocols, etc.  
for bilateral
  teleoperation. This workshop will bring  together renowned experts  
working in emerging
  research directions to discuss recent advances,  challenges and  
open problems in the field.

Topics of interest for technical papers include, but are not limited  
to the following:

- Telesurgery
- Semi-Autonomous Telerobotics
- Time Delay Stability
- Controllers for Bilateral Teleoperation
- Estimation of Wave Variables
- Live line Maintenance
- Manipulation in Hazardous Environments
- Communication Protocols for Real-Time Teleoperation

Important Dates

Electronic submission due: February 1, 2008
Author notification for workshop and special issue: February 15, 2008
Final version of papers: Feb 21, 2008
Workshop: May 20, 2008

Workshop Organizers

Nikhil Chopra, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
Angelika Peer, Technische Universität München, Germany
Manuel Ferre, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Cristian Secchi, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

For details,  please visit  http://tctelerobotics.lsr.ei.tum.de/ 

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