[robotics-worldwide] CfP IROS2009 Workshop on Biologically-Inspired Robots (October 11th, 2009)

Jorge SOLIS solis at kurenai.waseda.jp
Wed Jun 24 22:00:33 PDT 2009


Dear Colleagues,

 

In the framework of the coming IROS 2009 conference a full-day 

workshop on "Biologically-Inspired Robots" is being organized on October
11th, 2009. 

 

For further details, please access:

 

www.bio.waseda.ac.jp/IROS_Workshop/index.htm

 

Looking forward to received your contributions !

 

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           IEEE/RSJ IROS 2009 Workshop

              October 11th, 2009

 

Full-Day Workshop on Biologically-Inspired Robots

 

          FIRST CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

 

  (www.bio.waseda.ac.jp/IROS_Workshop/index.htm)

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Abstract:

In recent years, the benefits of "biologically inspired" approaches have
become 

increasingly clear in engineering design. Living organisms are complex
systems exhibiting 

a range of desirable engineering characteristics that have proved difficult
to realize 

using traditional engineering methodologies. Research in this field has
successfully 

fused techniques from sensor development, artificial intelligence,
neuroscience, 

simulation/modeling, and robotics. The goal of this workshop is to provide a
forum for 

the examination of the interplay between biological and artificial
(autonomous or 

semi-autonomous) systems, and present biology as a learning tool for novel
robotic paradigms.

 

Contributions are welcome on the following topics, but are by no means
limited to:

 

- Biologically-Inspired Robot Architectures 

- Biomimetic Perception, Action, and Behavior

- Learning and Adaptation;

- Evolutionary Robotics;

- Neuromechanical Systems.

 

The workshop will be of particular interest to robotic engineers and
researchers that work 

in the general areas of Biologically-Inspired Robotics. The state-of-art
will be analyzed and 

discussed from a perspective that could be interesting and useful for
researchers developing

new robotic machines, in their different forms.

 

Submission Deadline:

- July 14, 2009: Paper (or Extended Abstract) Submission deadline

- July 21, 2009: Notification of Acceptance/Rejection

- August 25, 2009: Camera-Ready Submission Deadline

 

Contributed extended abstracts: limited to 3000 characters, including title,
authors, affiliations.

Camera-Ready papers: Six pages in the standard IROS format are allowed for
each paper, including figures. 

A maximum of two additional pages is permitted. Prospective authors should
submit their contributions 

electronically in PDF format to the address

 

solis at kurenai dot waseda dot jp

 

Organizers:

Kin-Huat Low (Nanyang Technology University, SINGAPORE)

Jorge Solis (Waseda University, JAPAN)

Xinyan Deng (University of Delaware, USA)

Ravi Vaidyanathan (University of Bristol, UK)

 



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