[robotics-worldwide] Call for Participation: 2011 ICRA Uncertainty in Automation Workshop

Dezhen Song dzsong at cs.tamu.edu
Thu Apr 21 11:05:18 PDT 2011

Invitation for Participation
2011 ICRA Workshop on Uncertainty in Automation
Shanghai International Convention Centre, Shanghai, China
Room 5F,
May 9, 2011

This full day workshop to bring top researchers from China and the rest of
world together to study the uncertainty issues in automation. Due to its
booming manufacturing and other industry sectors, China can be viewed as
the largest test bed for researchers in automation science and
engineering. Automation has potential to improve quality (consistency),
efficiency, safety, and cost for manufacturing, and has many other
applications, such as healthcare and security. However, a major issue for
automation systems is how to effectively cope with uncertainty and
dynamics arising in the physical and human environment. This workshop will
provide a gathering ground for researchers with common interests in the
uncertainty issues to share and develop recent progresses such as new
models and methods for effectively modeling and resolving uncertainty in

The program is,

    [08:30-08:40] Openning Remarks

    [08:40-09:00] Prof. Timothy Bretl, University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign, "Ensemble Control as a Tool for Robot Motion Planning:
Uncertainty, Optimality, and Complexity"

    [09:00-09:20] Mr. Alberto Rodriguez and Professor Matt Mason, Carnegie
Mellon University,"From caging to grasping"

    [09:20-09:40] Professor Qianchuan Zhao, Tsinghua University, China,
"Planning Production Line Capacity to Handle Uncertain Demands for a Class
of Manufacturing Systems with Multiple Products"

    [09:40-10:00] Professor Yangmin Li, University of Macau, Macau, China,
"Model Uncertainty issues in Micro/Nano Manipulation by Parallel
    [10:00-10:20] Discussion Session
    [10:20-10:40] Coffee Break

    [10:40-11:00] Professor Vijay Kumar, University of Pennsylvania,
"Aerial Robotics and Construction"

    [11:00-11:20] Professor Mohan Sridharan, Texas Tech University,
"Addressing Uncertainty for Autonomous Visual Perception on Mobile Robots"

    [11:20-11:40] Professor Dezhen Song, Texas A&M University, "A
PODS-based  Extended Kalman Filter: Quantifying Sensing Uncertainties in
Automatic Bird Species Detection"

    [11:40-12:00] Ms. Li (Emma) Zhang and Professor Jeff Trinkle,
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, "The Application of Particle Filtering
to Grasping Acquisition with Visual Occlusion and Tactile Sensing"
    [12:00-12:20] Discussion Session
    [12:20-13:40] Lunch Break

    [13:40-14:00] Dr. Raj Madhavan and Elena Messina, NIST, "Addressing
Uncertainty in Performance Measurement of Intelligent Systems"

    [14:00-14:20] Professor Dawn Tilbury, University of Michigan, Ann
Arbor, "Anomaly detection in event-based systems"

    [14:20-14:40] Dr. Heiko Hahn, University of Innsbruck, Austria, "Grasp
Densities for Grasp Refinement in Industrial Bin Picking"

    [14:40-15:00] Dr. Tams Haidegger, Budapest University of Technology
and Economics (BMEIIT), Hungary, "Uncertainty: the barrier to automate
    [15:00-15:20] Discussion Session
    [15:20-15:40] Coffee Break

    [15:40-16:00] Professor Peter Luh, University of Connecticut, "Smart
Building Smart Grid"

    [16:00-16:20] Professor Michael Y Wang, The Chinese University of Hong
Kong, Hong Kong, China, "Uncertainty and Closure Property in Workpiece
Localization and Fixture Design"

    [16:20-16:40] Professor Ken Goldberg, UC Berkeley, "Robot Grasp
Planning using Parallel Sampling to Estimate Uncertainty in Pose, Shape,
and Mechanics"
    [16:40-17:20] Discussion Session and Future Directions

Dezhen Song, PhD
Associate Professor
311C H.R. Bright Building
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
3112 TAMU, Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843
Phone: (979)845-5464(O)

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