[robotics-worldwide] SSRR 2009 Submission Deadline Extended: IEEE Safety, Security and Rescue Robots Workshop

Richard Voyles rvoyles at du.edu
Thu Jun 11 12:01:58 PDT 2009

The full paper submission deadline has been extended to July 2, 2009. Please
see the website below for details.

Please join us in Denver!!

                                 CALL FOR PAPERS

2009 IEEE International Workshop on Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics
                         Hosted by the University of Denver
                                November 3-6, 2009
                              Denver, Colorado, USA

Paper submissions due: July, 2, 2009
Decisions by: August 15, 2009


The 2009 IEEE International Workshop on Safety, Security, and Rescue
Robotics is dedicated to identifying and solving the key issues necessary to
field capable robots across a variety of challenging applications. This
seventh workshop in the series will address both the research challenges
posed by search and rescue scenarios and the design of deployable robotic
systems that satisfy user-defined requirements. It will create a unique
opportunity for development and exchange of research ideas and technical
solutions. As always, emergency responders and other expected users will 
be involved in presentations and discussions to ensure the practical
relevance of technology developments for actual usage.

Topics for papers and demonstrations include:

Robot performance requirements and technical solutions for applications
of SSRR (urban search and rescue, CBRN hazard detection/mitigation,
explosive ordinance disposal, physical security, surveillance, etc)
Locomotion for ground, aerial, aquatic, indoor, and collapsed structures
Perception for navigation, hazard detection, and victim identification
Mapping of complex environments (2-D, 3-D, GIS integration, etc)
Manipulation capabilities (hazards, payloads, obstacles, doors, etc)
Communications for reliable data transfer (tether management, radio, etc)
Intelligent behaviors to improve robot performance and survivability
Human-robot interfaces for improved remote situational awareness
Autonomous search and exploration
Multi-robot teams and mixed human-robot teams
Training methods and other personnel issues
Safety standards of robots and systems
Evaluation and performance metric of robotic systems
Emerging technologies (sensors, power sources, micro robots, etc)
Emergency management issues related to robotics
Mechanisms, Mechatronics, and Embedded Control

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