[robotics-worldwide] IROS 2010 Workshop on Defining and Solving Realistic Perception Problems in Personal Robotics

Caroline Pantofaru pantofaru at willowgarage.com
Wed Jun 30 12:54:54 PDT 2010

*Call for papers: IROS 2010 Workshop on Defining and Solving Realistic
Perception Problems in Personal Robotics*


*Important Dates:*

Submissions Due: July 23, 2010
Notification of Acceptance: August 1, 2010
Final Papers Due: August 15,  2010
Workshop at IROS: October 18, 2010


As personal robotics platforms, such as the Willow Garage PR2, become
increasingly available, there will be an emphasis in the research community
on creating algorithms that are successful in the real world.  Many robotics
problems, such as planning or grasping, are currently addressed in
simulation, where the state of the world is known. However, in the physical
world, the assumption of a known world model falls apart and perception
becomes a serious bottleneck. In this workshop, we aim to explore perception
problems whose definition is general enough to be practically useful, but
specific enough that the problem can be solved today. For example, detecting
and registering objects on a planar support, assuming reasonable object
separation and a small set of models known a priori, would enable object
manipulation research. We solicit papers that describe useful perception
problems that facilitate robot behaviors, and their proven solutions.


Each paper should have an explicit problem statement including constraints,
and describe the robot behavior that the solution to the problem would
enable.  Each solution should be made reproducible by others, either via
in-depth explanation or by making source code available. Finally, the
solution should be tested and shown to actually solve the problem. Videos
will be shown during the workshop.

Accepted papers and videos will be assembled into proceedings and
distributed in CD format at the workshop. If there is sufficient interest,
we will pursue publication of a special journal issue to include the best

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

   - 3D object recognition
   - semantic scene interpretation based on point clouds or image
   - object modelling for manipulation and grasping
   - accurate 3D collision models
   - surface reconstruction for close-range scenes
   - vision for manipulation
   - deformable objects
   - object classification based on manipulation experience/capabilities
   - perceiving people
   - recognizing failure in any of the above areas to enable recovery


Radu Bogdan Rusu, Willow Garage
Caroline Pantofaru, Willow Garage
Gary Bradski, Willow Garage
Wolfram Burgard, Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg
Trevor Darrell, Berkeley University
Kurt Konolige, Willow Garage
Nassir Navab, Technische Universität München
Andrew Y. Ng, Stanford University

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