[robotics-worldwide] First CFP - International Symposium on Learning and Adaptive Behavior in Robotics Systems (LAB-RS 2010)

Huntsberger, Terrance L (3475) terrance.l.huntsberger at jpl.nasa.gov
Wed Mar 31 13:22:34 PDT 2010

This is the first Call for Papers to the International Symposium
on Learning and Adaptive Behavior in Robotic Systems (LAB-RS 2010)
to be held in Canterbury, UK on September 6-7, 2010. The
Symposium is the third in a series, with the first two being held in
Edinburgh, Scotland in 2008 and Iasi, Romania in 2009. 

The website for LAB-RS 2010 is http://www.labrs.info/labrs10.html 
where there is a link to a pdf version of the CFP.

This year's Symposium is being hosted by  the University of Kent,
UK and is being held in coordination with the International Conference 
on Emerging Security Technologies (EST-2010) and the International 
Symposium on Robots and Security (ROBOSEC-2010).

Learning and adaptive behaviors are key to robotics system operation
in real world environments. While there have been important developments
at the theoretical level and in simulations or laboratory environments, 
the transfer of these methods onto real-world platforms has been limited. 
This symposium aims to provide a forum for advancement of learning and 
adaptation in robotics systems to high capability levels comparable to those
of biological systems. It seeks reports on new concepts, laboratory demonstrations,
and fielded robotic systems that exhibit learning and adaptive behaviors. 
The focus of the 2010 symposium is on the role of frameworks from cognitive 
robotics and embodied artificial intelligence in the development of learning 
and adaptation in robots.

Potential topics for paper include:

* Robot learning
* Dynamics of learning
* Learning in real environments
* Adaptive behaviors
* Bio-inspired algorithms & technologies
* Neural networks
* Evolutionary algorithms
* Adaptive information processing
* Collaborative learning
* Soft computing techniques
* Dynamic and reinforcement learning
* Legged locomotion
* Flying robots
* Adaptive multi-robot behaviors
* Adaptive information processing
* Socially adaptive robots
* Sensory-control for learning/adaptive robots	

Application areas
* Autonomous ground vehicles
* Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
* Unmanned Underwater Vehicles
* Industrial Robots
* Construction Robots
* Humanoids and Actroids
* Human-centric systems
* Security robots
* Training systems (modeling, simulation, virtual environments)
* Cooperative and collaborative robotics
* Entertainment robots
* Educational robots
* Agricultural robots
* Medical robots, therapy and surgical applications
* Space robotics

We invite 6-page original submissions, to be uploaded on the website. 
Papers will be published by IEEE Computer Society and will be available 
on IEEE Xplore within 3 Months after the LAB-RS 2010 Symposium.

Special Sessions
If you wish to organize a special session on an emerging research topic  
please contact Terry.Huntsberger at jpl.nasa.gov.

Important Dates
Proposals for special sessions:  April 23, 2010
Deadline for papers: 	            May 14, 2010
Author notification: 	            June 4, 2010
Camera ready: 	                    June 25, 2010
Author/Early registration: 	    July 23, 2010

Terry Huntsberger
MS 198-219
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109
PH: (818) 354-5794
CELL: (818) 648-0645
FAX: (818) 393-5007

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