[robotics-worldwide] USARSim Workshop at IROS 2009
scarpin at eng.ucmerced.edu
Fri Jun 5 09:06:51 PDT 2009
Title: Robots, Games, and Research: Success stories in USARSim
Since its genesis in 2003, USARSim has evolved into a full-blown robot
simulator whose components have been downloaded more than 40,000 times.
The spectrum of envisioned applications has grown far beyond the
initially envisioned search and rescue applications, and now encompasses
a huge variety of robots, sensors and actuators. Examples of successful
and effortless migrations of code from simulation to real robots abound;
a clear indication of its value as a tool to ease the development and
debugging of robot control software targeted for running on real robots.
An active community of developers has contributed back a variety of
additions to the open source project, and a fruitful exchange of ideas
and tools has been established. This workshop aims to bring together
researchers and educators using this software in order to promote and
exchange of ideas, results, and software components. This timely event
will coincide with the release of the new version of the simulator that
will offer many renewed opportunities to current and new users.
Topics of interest:
The organizers welcome the submission of papers detailing extensions of
the simulator, its use as a research tool for any kind of robotic
application, or as an educational tool. Interesting application areas
include, but are not limited to:
* robot benchmarking;
* cooperative robotics;
* robotics education;
* IEEE Virtual Manufacturing Competition;
* mobile sensor networks;
* human robot interfaces;
* industrial applications.
By no means is this workshop exclusively aimed to people involved in
Robocup or urban search and rescue. On the contrary, papers
describing research results related to other areas or initiatives
are particularly welcome.
- Submission of papers: July 10, 2009
- Notification of acceptance: August 1, 2009
- Final papers due: August 15, 2009
Steve Balakirsky, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Stefano Carpin, University of California, Merced
Mike Lewis, University of Pittsburgh
Papers should be formatted accordingly to the official IROS guidelines.
A maximum of 8 pages will be allowed. Papers must be submitted in PDF
for additional details.
Authors of accepted papers will be required to follow the official IROS
2009 registration policies.
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