[robotics-worldwide] New call for papers: Human Adaptive Mechatronics, Loughborough University, UK

WANE Sam O S.O.Wane at staffs.ac.uk
Wed Feb 10 08:44:18 PST 2010


Note the later date!!
Call for Papers The UK-Japan Human Adaptive Mechatronics Network,
sponsored by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council,
is planning an International Workshop on Human Adaptive
Mechatronics (HAM). 
The HAM workshop aims to bring researchers in this emerging field
together to present new results and learn about the latest developments
- theories/technologies/methodologies and applications in the field of
Automation, Computing, Intelligent Control and Advanced
Mechatronics. 
The HAM workshop is organized by the EPSRC-funded UK-Japan HAM network
and will be held at Loughborough University, 13-14 May 2010.

The workshop covers, but is not limited to the following topics:
* Adaptive Systems 
* Assistive Robotics and Mechatronics
* Identification of Human Behaviour and Operation
* Human Intelligence, Learning, and Understanding including Cognition
* Modeling, Identification and Control Methodologies
* Human-Machine, Computer and Mechatronics Interface
* Unmanned ground vehicles and autonomous systems
* Sensors and Actuators in HAM
* Intelligent Control
 * Advanced Mechatronics
* Intelligent Automation 
* Mobile robots
* Control and optimization techniques
* Software development, benchmarking tests, and applications
* Medical Robotics

This workshop will provide an excellent opportunity for researchers
working in this field to exchange the latest ideas, to network and to
develop joint research. The workshop welcomes participation from
researchers and practitioners in computing, engineering and
manufacturing worldwide. 
Selected papers will be included in two special issues in the
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part I, Journal
of Systems and Control Engineering, and the International Journal of
Control. 
Paper Submission
Papers should describe original and unpublished work about the above or
related topics. All manuscripts will be reviewed by three members of the
HAM program committee. Instructions for preparation and electronic
submission are on the HAM project website http://epsrcham.org.uk/
Important Dates
15 March 2010: Submission of full manuscript of SIX pages
10 April 2010 Notification of acceptance
25 April 2010 Camera-ready paper
Contact Address
HAM Workshop Conference Secretariat, Dr Emma Price, Faculty of
Computing, Engineering and Technology, Beacon Building, Staffordshire
University
E.L.Price at staffs.ac.uk; tel: +44 (0)1785 353430; Fax: +44 (0)1785 353352



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Sam Wane CEng, MEng, MIET, MIEEE, PgC
Senior Lecturer in Robotics
Chartered Engineer
 
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Technology
Beacon Building
Staffordshire University
Beaconside
STAFFORD
ST18 0AD
 
Tel: 01785-353489
Fax:01785-353820
International Code: +44 1785
Email:s.o.wane at staffs.ac.uk
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Today's Topics:

   1. Research Scientist Position at MIT for Navigation of
      Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (John Leonard)
   2. Postdoctoral position at TU Munich, Germany (Michael J?ntsch)
   3. Dataset: 2D Semantic Place labeling (Oscar Martinez)
   4. Jobs: Chairs for new Centre in Computational	Neuroscience and
      Cognitive Robotics: University of Birmingham UK (Jeremy Wyatt)
   5. Autonomous Robots 28(1) (Jan 2010) Table of	Contents
      (Gaurav S. Sukhatme)
   6. Autonomous Robots 28(2) (Feb 2010) Table of	Contents
      (Gaurav S. Sukhatme)
   7. Call for Papers: SSRR 2010 (Satoshi Tadokoro)


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Message: 1
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 16:11:30 -0500 (EST)
From: John Leonard <jleonard at mit.edu>
Subject: [robotics-worldwide] Research Scientist Position at MIT for
	Navigation of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
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Research Scientist
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering seeks candidates for a
research scientist position in the Marine Robotics Laboratory, to
perform independent research in the fields of navigation, mapping,
motion planning, and control for autonomous mobile robots, with an
emphasis on Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) and other mobile robot
systems.  Research projects will involve the development of persistent
Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) algorithms for mobile
robots operating in complex, dynamic environments.  The position will
entail taking a leadership role in the development and field testing of
feature-based navigation algorithms for small low-cost AUVs equipped
with side-scan and forward-look sonar sensors. Other opportunities
include visual SLAM for land and air vehicles and development of
cooperative distributed mapping by heterogeneous robot teams.


REQUIREMENTS:

An advanced degree in a relevant engineering discipline, at least at the
M.S. level, but preferably a Ph.D. Must have several years of experience
in mobile robotics and related disciplines, with an emphasis on the
development of algorithms and software for navigation and mapping of
mobile robotics.  Strong C++ programming experience is an absolute
requirement. Experience with underwater vehicles, acoustic sensing,
and/or computer vision highly desirable. Must have a strong interest in
working with and educating a highly motivated and skilled group of
students and post-docs associated with the laboratory.


Interested candidates may apply at:

   http://sh.webhire.com/servlet/av/jd?ai=631&ji=2421426&sn=I

For more information contact John Leonard (jleonard at mit.edu)





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Message: 2
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 16:06:54 +0100
From: Michael J?ntsch <michael.jaentsch at in.tum.de>
Subject: [robotics-worldwide] Postdoctoral position at TU Munich,
	Germany
To: robotics-worldwide at usc.edu
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For an EU funded project in the area of Robot Control, Robot Cognitive
System Architectures and System Integration we are offering a
postdoctoral research position.

Application deadline: February 12th 2010, the position will begin as
soon as possible.

The project ECCEROBOT (http://www.eccerobot.org) is an EU?funded project
to improve the design of a compliant robot system based on the original
CRONOS robot (http://cswww.essex.ac.uk/staff/owen/machine/cronos.html).
The goal is to investigate methods for its control, its sensor data
processing and the autonomous development of its cognitive skills.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in computer science, electrical
engineering, or a closely related discipline.
He or she should possess excellent skills and practical experience in
one or more of the following research areas: robotics, real?time image
processing, machine learning, or control.
Experience with programming and operating real?world robots is
desirable.

TU M?nchen enjoys an excellent international reputation as an academic
leader and has been consistently ranked as one of the three best
universities in Germany.

Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, an academic
transcript and two referees.
A statement of the broad area of your research interest should also be
included.
For any enquiries or further information, send an E?mail to:
Michael J?ntsch (michael.jaentsch at in.tum.de) or Amy Beth Buecherl
(buecherl at in.tum.de) or visit our web site at http://wwwknoll.in.tum.de.



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Message: 3
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 17:26:50 +0100
From: Oscar Martinez <omozos at googlemail.com>
Subject: [robotics-worldwide] Dataset: 2D Semantic Place labeling
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Dear all,

I have made available several datasets corresponding to the semantic
classification of places in different indoor environments using 2D laser
scans. You find the data under:

http://www.informatik.uni-freiburg.de/~omartine/place_data_sets.html


These datasets accompany the book:

"Semantic Labeling of Places with Mobile Robots"
Series: Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics , Vol. 61
ISBN: 978-3-642-11209-6

which is already available at the Springer site under:

http://www.springer.com/engineering/robotics/book/978-3-642-11209-6


I hope you find these resources useful.

Best regards,
Oscar Martinez Mozos

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Oscar Martinez Mozos
Robotics, Perception and Real Time Group Department of Computer Science
and System Engineering

Centro Politecnico Superior (CPS)
Edificio Ada Byron
C/Maria de Luna, 1
E-50018 Zaragoza
Spain

Email: omozos at gmail.com

http://www.informatik.uni-freiburg.de/~omartine
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Message: 4
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 13:45:17 +0000
From: Jeremy Wyatt <jlw at cs.bham.ac.uk>
Subject: [robotics-worldwide] Jobs: Chairs for new Centre in
	Computational	Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics: University
of
	Birmingham UK
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Two Professorial Chairs required to lead new Centre for Computational
Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics: Birmingham UK

University of Birmingham
College of Life and Environmental Sciences College of Engineering and
Physical Sciences

School of Psychology
School of Computer Science

Chair in Computational Neuroscience (Ref: 38192) Chair in Cognitive
Robotics (Ref: 38193)

Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics Linking
neuroscience with robotics.

The University of Birmingham is making a multimillion pound investment
to create the Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive
Robotics (CNCR). The Centre will foster an interdisciplinary,
collaborative approach to advance understanding of brain function and
learning, and develop better robotic systems. The research will be
translated into innovative treatment for patients with developmental,
degenerative or acquired neurological disorders.

To establish the centre, we are seeking two Chairs, one in computational
neuroscience and one in cognitive robotics.  These appointments will be
the first of a series culminating in ten academic and technical
positions. In the intermediate term we will be appointing three
lecturers and two technical positions to directly support the incoming
teams. This will be followed by the appointment of a further three posts
(one chair level) in the next year. We expect the new chair-level
appointees to play a major role in the next round of recruitment.

The initial two chairs should have an international research record that
makes cutting-edge contributions to their field. Salary will be
commensurate with experience. For information and enquiries please
contact either

Professor Glyn Humphreys, g.w.humphreys at bham.ac.uk, Professor Chris
Miall, Head of Psychology,  r.c.miall at bham.ac.uk or Dr Jeremy Wyatt,
School of Computer Science, j.l.wyatt at bham.ac.uk

To download the details and submit an electronic application online
visit: www.hr.bham.ac.uk/jobs . Alternatively information can be
obtained from Sally Johnson on +44 (0)121 415 8116.

Details for the Chair in Cognitive Robotics
http://www.download.bham.ac.uk/vacancies/jd/38193.pdf
Details for the Chair in Computational Neuroscience
http://www.download.bham.ac.uk/vacancies/jd/38192.pdf

Closing date for both posts: 30 March 2010 A University of Fairness and
Diversity

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Dr Jeremy L Wyatt
Intelligent Robotics Lab
School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham
www.cs.bham.ac.uk/~jlw || +44 121 414 4788

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Message: 5
Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2010 13:19:20 -0800
From: "Gaurav S. Sukhatme" <gaurav at usc.edu>
Subject: [robotics-worldwide] Autonomous Robots 28(1) (Jan 2010) Table
	of	Contents
To: robotics-worldwide at duerer.usc.edu
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Volume 28 Number 1 of Autonomous Robots (special issue on Autonomous
Mobile Manipulation) is now available in print and at the SpringerLink
website (http://springerlink.com/content/t4pt41512j0v/). SpringerLink
allows free access to all paper abstracts. Full access (PDF) is by
individual or institutional subscription.

Thanks to the guest editors Oliver Brock and Charles Kemp, for their
work in putting this issue together.

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Guest editorial: special issue on autonomous mobile manipulation
Author(s): Oliver Brock & Charles C. Kemp
DOI: 10.1007/s10514-009-9147-6
pp. 1 - 3

HERB: a home exploring robotic butler
Author(s): Siddhartha S. Srinivasa, Dave Ferguson, Casey J. Helfrich,
Dmitry Berenson, Alvaro Collet, Rosen Diankov, Garratt Gallagher,
Geoffrey Hollinger, James Kuffner & Michael Vande Weghe
DOI: 10.1007/s10514-009-9160-9
pp. 5 - 20

Generality and legibility in mobile manipulation
Author(s): Michael Beetz, Freek Stulp, Piotr Esden-Tempski, Andreas
Fedrizzi, Ulrich Klank, Ingo Kresse, Alexis Maldonado & Federico Ruiz
DOI: 10.1007/s10514-009-9152-9
pp. 21 - 44

EL-E: an assistive mobile manipulator that autonomously fetches objects
from flat surfaces
Author(s): Advait Jain & Charles C. Kemp
DOI: 10.1007/s10514-009-9148-5
pp. 45 - 64

Contact sensing and grasping performance of compliant hands
Author(s): Aaron M. Dollar, Leif P. Jentoft, Jason H. Gao & Robert D.
Howe
DOI: 10.1007/s10514-009-9144-9
pp. 65 - 75

Pivoting based manipulation by a humanoid robot
Author(s): Eiichi Yoshida, Mathieu Poirier, Jean-Paul Laumond, Oussama
Kanoun, Florent Lamiraux, Rachid Alami & Kazuhito Yokoi
DOI: 10.1007/s10514-009-9143-x
pp. 77 - 88

A framework for compliant physical interaction
Author(s): Mario Prats, Pedro J. Sanz & Angel P. del Pobil
DOI: 10.1007/s10514-009-9145-8
pp. 89 - 111

Elastic roadmaps?motion generation for autonomous mobile manipulation
Author(s): Yuandong Yang & Oliver Brock
DOI: 10.1007/s10514-009-9151-x
pp. 113 - 130

An autonomous mobile manipulator for assembly tasks
Author(s): Brad Hamner, Seth Koterba, Jane Shi, Reid Simmons & Sanjiv
Singh
DOI: 10.1007/s10514-009-9142-y
pp. 131 - 149

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Gaurav S. Sukhatme
Editor-in-Chief
Autonomous Robots
http://robotics.usc.edu/~gaurav


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Message: 6
Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2010 13:20:49 -0800
From: "Gaurav S. Sukhatme" <gaurav at usc.edu>
Subject: [robotics-worldwide] Autonomous Robots 28(2) (Feb 2010) Table
	of	Contents
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Volume 28 Number 2 of Autonomous Robots is now available in print and at
the SpringerLink website
(http://springerlink.com/content/x4pn56004740/). SpringerLink allows
free access to all paper abstracts. Full access (PDF) is by individual
or institutional subscription.

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Reactive direction control for a mobile robot: a locust-like control of
escape direction emerges when a bilateral pair of model locust visual
neurons are integrated
Author(s): Shigang Yue, Roger D. Santer, Yoshifumi Yamawaki & F. Claire
Rind
DOI: 10.1007/s10514-009-9157-4
pp. 151 - 167

3D mapping with multi-resolution occupied voxel lists
Author(s): Julian Ryde & Huosheng Hu
DOI: 10.1007/s10514-009-9158-3
pp. 169 - 185

A quantitative assessment of structural errors in grid maps
Author(s): Andreas Birk
DOI: 10.1007/s10514-009-9159-2
pp. 187 - 196

Self-assembly and self-repair of arbitrary shapes by a swarm of reactive
robots: algorithms and simulations
Author(s): D. J. Arbuckle & A. A. G. Requicha
DOI: 10.1007/s10514-009-9162-7
pp. 197 - 211

Experimental test of a robust formation controller for marine unmanned
surface vessels
Author(s): Daniel Schoerling, Chris Van Kleeck, Farbod Fahimi, Charles
Robert Koch, Alfons Ams & Peter L?ber
DOI: 10.1007/s10514-009-9163-6
pp. 213 - 230

Accurate tracking of legged robots on natural terrain
Author(s): J. A. Cobano, J. Estremera & P. Gonzalez de Santos
DOI: 10.1007/s10514-009-9165-4
pp. 231 - 244

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Gaurav S. Sukhatme
Editor-in-Chief
Autonomous Robots
http://robotics.usc.edu/~gaurav


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Message: 7
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 13:12:22 +0900
From: Satoshi Tadokoro <tadokoro at rm.is.tohoku.ac.jp>
Subject: [robotics-worldwide] Call for Papers: SSRR 2010
To: robotics-worldwide at usc.edu
Message-ID: <20100113103125.107B.CB6C3084 at rm.is.tohoku.ac.jp>
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IEEE International Workshop on
Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR-2010)

Bremen, 26.-30. July 2010
==============================================================

The eighth IEEE International Workshop on Safety, Security, and Rescue
Robotics (SSRR-2010) is dedicated to identifying and solving the key
issues necessary to field capable robots in response missions. This
includes aerial and ground robots as well as unmanned underwater and
surface marine vehicles. The scope of SSRR covers the robots' overall
design as well as crucial components, e.g., for advanced locomotion, and
intelligent onboard functionalities up to full autonomy.

Topics for contributions of interests can hence come from the following
three areas

- vehicles: complete marine, aerial, and ground robots as well as
   their components
- intelligent functionalities: e.g., mapping, advanced user
   interfaces, autonomy
- applications: e.g., field reports, end user studies,
   prospective usages

All accepted papers are published by IEEE. Furthermore, a selection gets
the opportunity to contribute an extended version to a special journal
issue.

Important dates:

- 05. April 2010: submission deadline
- 15. May 2010: notification of acceptance
- 15. June 2010: final version due

Further information: http://robotics.jacobs-university.de/SSRR2010

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Prof. Dr. Andreas Birk
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Jacobs University

School of Engineering and Science
Research 1, Campus Ring 12, 28759 Bremen, Germany

http://robotics.jacobs-university.de/
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