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

Caroline Pantofaru pantofaru at willowgarage.com
Tue Oct 12 17:23:53 PDT 2010

We invite you to attend the IROS 2010 Workshop on Defining and Solving
Realistic Perception Problems in Personal Robotics



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 will explore perception problems that are sufficiently
well-defined and constrained to have proven solutions, and that enable
interesting robotics research and behaviors.

Schedule: Monday, October 18, 2010

09:00 - 09:10 Welcome / Opening remarks (by Organizers)

09:10 - 10:00 TOD: Textured Object Detection using Features2D in OpenCV
Gary Bradski, Willow Garage/Stanford University

10:00 - 10:20Coffee break

10:20 - 10:50 NARF: 3D Range Image Features for Object Recognition
Bastian Steder, University of Freiburg

10:50 - 11:20 Scene Representation and Object Grasping using Active Vision
Jeannette Bohg, KTH

11:20 - 12:00 Object Weight Classification Using Proprioceptive Feedback
Kaijen Hsiao, Willow Garage

12:00 - 13:40 Lunch break
13:40 - 14:10 Modeling the World Around Us :: An Efficient 3D
Representation for Personal Robotics
Kai Wurm, University of Freiburg

14:10 - 14:40 General 3D Modelling of Novel Objects from a Single View
Dejan Pangercic, TUM

14:40 - 15:20 Automatic 3D Reconstruction and Modeling
Benjamin Pitzer, Bosch Research

15:20 - 15:40 Coffee break

15:40 - 16:10 Bundle Adjustment techniques for Reconstruction
Kurt Konolige, Willow Garage/Stanford University

16:10 - 16:55 Invited talk: Size matters: 2.1D representations for
recognition and grasping
Trevor Darrell, UC Berkeley

16:55 - 17:25 Panel discussion (led by Gary Bradski)

17:25 - 17:30 Closing remarks (by Organizers)


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

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