[robotics-worldwide] ICRA Workshop on Semantic Information in Robotics

Alessandro Saffiotti asaffio at aass.oru.se
Tue Mar 13 12:55:49 PDT 2007

      ICRA-2007 Workshop on Semantic Information in Robotics
                  Rome, Italy  -*-  April 10, 2007
                        Call for Participation

There is a growing tendency to introduce high-level semantic information
into robotic systems.  This tendency is visible in different forms
within several areas of robotics.  Recent work in mapping and
localization tries to extract semantically meaningful structures from
sensor data during map building, or to use semantic knowledge in the map
building process, or both.  A similar trend characterizes the cognitive
vision approach to scene understanding.  Recent efforts in human-robot
interaction try to endow the robot with some understanding of the human
meaning of words, gestures and expressions.  Ontological information is
increasingly being used in distributed systems in order to allow
automatic re-configuration in the areas of flexible automation and of
ubiquitous robotics.  Ontological information was also used recently to
improve the inter-operability of robotic components developed for
different systems.  While all these trends share many common questions
and issues, work on each one of them is often pursued in isolation
within a specific area, without being aware of the related achievements
is other areas.

The ICRA-2007 Workshop on Semantic Information in Robotics will be held
on April 10, 2007, as part of the IEEE Intenational Conference on
Robotics and Automation.  This workshop has the ambition to lay the
first stone in building a community of people who are all tackling the
problem of using semantic information in robotics, in all its different
forms.  The workshop will provide a common forum where people can
exchange ideas and experiences on this problem, and identify the common
questions and concerns.  It will also emphasize the link between the
robotic community and the knowledge representation (KR) community in AI.

Full details about the workshop, including the program, can be found at
the workshop home page: http://aass.oru.se/Agora/ICRA07/.

  Alessandro Saffiotti and Joachim Hertzberg
  Workshop chairs

 Apologies for cross-posting.  Please forward this announcement to all
 those who might be interested. Thank you.

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