[robotics-worldwide] Call for Papers - IROS 2009 Semantic Perception for Mobile Manipulation

Radu Bogdan Rusu rusu at willowgarage.com
Thu Jun 4 14:38:46 PDT 2009


IROS 2009 Workshop: Semantic Perception for Mobile Manipulation

When: October 11 to 15, 2009

Where: International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
(IROS) 2009, St. Louis, MO, USA

Website: http://www.willowgarage.com/iros09spmm

Submission deadline: 15 July 2009

As autonomous mobile manipulation will soon move away from
individually set up manipulation experiments and begin to tackle
real-world everyday manipulation tasks, such as setting the table or
cleaning up, the perception capabilities of the robots must become
much more powerful. For example, if the robot is asked to bring a
glass it must not bring a dirty one or one that is intended for the
use of somebody else. More generally, perception for mobile
manipulation must become a resource for the robot, which informs the
robot with respect to what to do to which object and in which way.
This is the main issue of semantic perception for mobile manipulation.

In this full-day workshop we will try to analyze the requirements of
such a perception system, and discuss alternatives for achieving this
goal, by bringing together researchers from the Computer Vision, 3D
Mapping, and Mobile Manipulation and Grasping areas. As an immediate
course of action, we plan to make available during the workshop a
complete database of 3D object models and scenes for mobile
manipulation scenarios.

This workshop is also part of a broader movement of multiple
communities toward mobile manipulation as a key interdisciplinary
research topic. We encourage participation in other mobile
manipulation meetings, such as the IJCAI 2009 Mobile Manipulation
Challenge and the RSS 2009 Workshop on Mobile Manipulation in Human


We solicit paper submissions, optionally accompanied by a video, both
of which will be reviewed (not double-blind) by the program committee.
The review criteria will be: technical quality, significance of system
demonstration, and topicality. We aim to accept 9--12 papers for oral
presentation at the meeting. Videos will be shown during an afternoon
session open to the public.

Accepted papers and videos will be assembled into proceedings and
distributed in CD format at the workshop. If there is sufficient
interest, we will pursue publication of a special journal issue or a
book to include extended versions of the best papers.

The list of topics of interest includes, but are not necessary limited to:
    * 3D object recognition
    * semantic scene interpretation based on point clouds
    * object modelling for manipulation and grasping
    * accurate 3D collision models
    * surface reconstruction for close-range scenes
    * vision for manipulation
    * deformable objects
    * object classification based on manipulation experience/capabilities

Papers should be in PDF, conform to the IEEE requirements, and be
maximum of 8 pages in length (shorter papers are welcome). Videos
should be in the MPEG format, 3-5 minutes in length, and easily viewed
with free video players (please try playing your video on a couple of
different machines before submitting).

Email submissions to: iros09spmm at lists.willowgarage.com . Please do
not attach video files to email; include a URL instead.

Important Dates:

    * 15 July 2009: Submissions due
    * 01 August 2009: Notification of acceptance
    * 15 August 2009: Final papers due


    * Radu Bogdan Rusu, Technische Universitaet Muenchen
    * Gary Bradski, Willow Garage
    * Kurt Konolige, Willow Garage
    * Michael Beetz, Technische Universitaet Muenchen

Program Committee:

    * Peter Allen, Columbia University, USA
    * Darius Burschka, Technische Universitaet Muenchen/German
Aerospace Center (TUM/DLR), Germany
    * Gordon Cheng, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
    * Henrik Christensen, GeorgiaTech, USA
    * Matei Ciocarlie, Columbia University, USA
    * Trevor Darrell, Berkeley University, USA
    * Brian Gerkey, Willow Garage, USA
    * Chad Jenkinks, Brown University, USA
    * Charlie Kemp, GeorgiaTech, USA
    * Danica Kragic, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
    * Norbert Krueger, Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute, Denmark
    * David Lowe, University of British Columbia, USA
    * Kei Okada, University of Tokyo, Japan
    * Morgan Quigley, Stanford University, USA
    * Silvio Savarese, University of Michigan, USA
    * Sidd Srinivasa, Intel Research Pittsburgh/Carnegie Mellon University, USA

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