[robotics-worldwide] CALL FOR PAPERS: ICRA 2010 Workshop on Mobile Manipulation

Sachin Chitta sachinc at willowgarage.com
Thu Feb 4 12:58:21 PST 2010

CALL FOR PAPERS for the ICRA 2010 Workshop on Mobile Manipulation

When: Friday, May 7, 2010

Where: ICRA 2010 Anchorage, Alaska, USA.

Website: http://www.mobilemanipulation.org

Submission deadline: March 5, 2010

The aim of this workshop is to discuss the state of the art in mobile
manipulation research.
We are particularly interested in the ''mobile'' aspect of manipulation
where robots need to
move around in cluttered environments to manipulate everyday objects.
Robust, reliable
mobile manipulation is critical for robotic applications in the home, health
care and retail
industries. We encourage new ideas in autonomous, semi-autonomous and
systems that integrate perception, planning and control for mobile
manipulation in everyday
environments shared with humans. We encourage submissions that deal with
both theoretical
 and practical aspects of mobile manipulation: practical robotic systems
that demonstrate
reliable, robust behavior and state of the art techniques and algorithms for
the performance of these systems.

The workshop will include invited talks on the state of the art in
different areas of mobile manipulation research. The list of invited
speakers includes:

* Oussama Khatib (Stanford, USA)
* Henrik Christensen (GA Tech, USA)
* Brian Gerkey (Willow Garage, USA)
* Alin Albu-Schaeffer (DLR, Germany)
* Charlie Kemp (GA Tech, USA)
* Oliver Brock (TU Berlin, Germany)
* Siddhartha Srinivasa (Intel, USA)

This workshop is the most recent in a series of workshops at RSS, ICRA and
IROS centered on
manipulation. It complements a set of events at ICRA 2010 focused on
manipulation including the
ICRA 2010 Best Practice Algorithms in 3D Perception and Modeling for Mobile
Workshop and the ICRA 2010 Manipulation Challenge.


We solicit paper submissions, optionally accompanied by a video, both of
which will be
reviewed (not double-blind) by the program committee. The workshop will
feature a combination
of oral and poster presentations for accepted papers along with a poster
spotlight session.

Accepted papers and videos will be archived at the Internet Archive.  If
there is sufficient interest,
we will pursue publication of a special journal issue to include the best

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

* Mobile manipulation systems that demonstrate robust reliable manipulation
* Visual, haptic or auditory perception and feedback for manipulation
* High level task planning
* Motion planning and control for complex manipulation tasks
* Grasp planning
* Semi-autonomous, human-in-the-loop control
* Safe interaction with humans
* Learning mobile manipulation behaviors
* Object recognition and pose estimation
* Compliant control for manipulation
* Humanoid manipulation systems

Papers should be in PDF, conform to the ICRA regular paper style guidelines,
and be a 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: icra-mobile-manipulation-2010 at willowgarage.com.
Please do not attach
video files to email; include a URL instead.

Important Dates

* Submission deadline: March 5, 2010
* Notification of acceptance: March 26, 2010


* Wolfram Burgard, University of Freiburg
* Patrick Pfaff, KUKA Roboter GMBH
* Sachin Chitta, Willow Garage
* Kris Hauser, Indiana University
* Oliver Brock, TU Berlin

Best Regards,

Sachin Chitta,
Research Scientist,
Willow Garage

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