[robotics-worldwide] IROS 2009 Workshop on Micro Aerial Vehicles from Technologies to Commercialization: Ready or not ready?

Bouabdallah Samir samir.bouabdallah at mavt.ethz.ch
Thu May 7 00:06:51 PDT 2009


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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: IROS'2009 Workshop

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Half-day workshop on:

Micro Aerial Vehicles from Technologies to Commercialization: Ready or not ready?

In conjunction with IROS'09. October 2009, St. Louis, MO, USA
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MOTIVATION and OBJECTIVES
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The field of Micro Aerial Vehicles is gaining an important interest from the scientific, industrial and hobbyist communities. These flying systems can be of high value in surveillance, search, rescue and many other missions. The multidisciplinary nature of MAVs makes it challenging for a research group to master the numerous related scientific problems. Therefore, workshops which regroup scientists from different disciplines of aerial vehicles represent an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas and discuss progress and challenges. The proposed workshop is such an opportunity. It will focus on several research questions on fixed-wing, rotary-wing and other types of MAVs, especially identifying mature and promising technologies that will bridge the gap between research and market-ready MAVs. The workshop shall also help to identify current and future challenges and review future research directions. This event will be the meeting place for aerial-robotic researchers who are interested in theoretical and practical problems of MAVs.

IMPORTANT DATES
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July 13th, 2009 -- Extended abstract / poster submission
July 31st, 2009 -- Notification of acceptance
August 17th, 2009 -- Camera ready extended abstract / poster submission

LIST of TOPICS
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    * Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAV) design and concepts
    * MAV control strategies
    * MAV navigation algorithms
    * Smart sensors for MAVs
    * Innovative actuators for MAVs
    * Smart materials for MAVs
    * Miniature power sources for MAVs 

SUBMISSIONS
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Prospective participants should submit an extended abstract (max. 2 pages) describing recent and innovative work. An MS word template is available on the website (see below). A similar Latex template can be used. Authors of selected extended abstracts will be invited to give an oral presentation. All submissions are due in PDF format to Samir Bouabdallah, samir.bouabdallah(AT)ieee.org.

INVITED SPEAKERS
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    * Daniela Rus (MIT)
    * George Vachtsevanos (Georgia Tech)
    * Tarek Hamel (UNICE)
    * Eric Frew (Univ. of Colorado)
    * Jean Christoph Zufferey (EPFL) 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
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    * Clark Taylor (BYU)
    * Dario Floreano (EPFL)
    * Tarek Hamel (UNICE)
    * Bernard Mettler (UMN)
    * Robert Wood (HARVARD)
    * Christian Bermes (ETHZ)
    * Roland Siegwart (ETHZ) 

ORGANIZERS (IEEE Technical Committee on Aerial Robotics and UAVs - TCAR)
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Samir Bouabdallah (contact person)
Autonomous Systems Lab - ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Phone: +41 44 632 89 06
Fax: +41 44 632 11 81
Email: samir.bouabdallah(AT)ieee.org

Kimon Valavanis
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Denver, CO 80208, USA
Phone: (303) 871-2586
Fax: (303) 871-2194
Email: kimon.valavanis(AT)du.edu

WEBSITE
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http://www.flyingrobots.org/mavws2009/



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