[robotics-worldwide] TYPO IN MY LAST POSTING: ICRA 2011 Workshop on "Motion Planning for Physical Robots" (May 09)

Dinesh Manocha dm at cs.unc.edu
Mon Apr 25 08:51:15 PDT 2011

I just sent information posting about posting to the mailing list. There was a mistake in that posting (in terms of the title of the workshop). The correct posting is given below. Please post this one to the Robotics-worldwide list.

Thanks, Dinesh



2011 ICRA Workshop on Motion Planning for Physical Robots
Shanghai International Convention Centre, Shanghai, China
Room 5H
May 9, 2011


ORGANIZERS: Jean-Paul Laumond (LAAS-CNRS) and Dinesh Manocha (UNC Chapel Hill)

ABSTRACT: This is a full-day workshop on development of motion planning algorithms for physical robots. Algorithmic motion planning has been actively studied in robotics and related areas for more than three decades. There is a rich collection of motion planning algorithms based on visibility graphs, algebraic methods, local or potential field techniques, randomized sampling, handling kinodynamic or non-holomonic constraints, etc.  Most of these algorithms have been successfully used for CAD/CAM, bioinformatics, computer gaming and other applications. At the same time, advances in manufacturing technologies, sensing and actuator devices have led to the development of powerful robots, including humanoid robots, general-purpose and programmable mobile manipulators such as Willow Garage PR2, Kawada HRP2, Aldebaran Nao, etc. However, there has been limited use or application of motion planning algorithms on these “physical robots” to perform various tasks. This workshop addresses this gap and the issues that arise in terms of developing appropriate motion-planning methods that can be used on current and upcoming robot platforms. These include addressing issues related to dynamic constraints, modeling uncertainty, as well as real-time computation of motion strategies on the robotic platform. The program consists of invited talks from leading researchers in the area and a panel.  

May 09, 2011

Room 5H
Session WS-M-7

Tentative Program

Morning Session: 8:30 – 12:35

8:30: Welcome and Introduction

8:35: Motion Planning for Physical Acting Robots (Jean Paul Laumond)

8:50 – 9:25: Hierarchical Task and Motion Planning (Tomas Lozano-Perez)

9:25 – 10:00: Legs, Hands, and Wheels: Bridging the Gap Between High-level Planning and Low-level Control (James Kuffner)

10:00 – 10:35: Online Generation of Kinodynamic Trajectories (Wolfram Burgard)

10:35 – 10:50:  Coffee Break

10:50 – 11:25:  Planning Sequences of Motion Primitives (Florent Lamiraux)

11:25 – 12:00: Real-Time Motion Planning and Handling Model Uncertainty (Dinesh Manocha)

 12:00 – 12:35: Plan-based Movement Control for Everyday Manipulation (Michael Beetz)

Lunch:  12:35 – 13:45

Afternoon Session: 13:45 – 17:00

13:45 – 14:20: Planning Humanoid Multi-contact Dynamic Motions Using Optimization Techniques (Abderrahmane Kheddar)

14:20– 14:55:  Hierarchical Planning for Robot Manipulation (Bhaskara Marthi)

14:55 – 15:30: Humanoid Grasping and Manipulation in the Real World (Tamim Asfour)

15:30 – 15:45: Coffee Break

15:45 – 16:20: : Departing Kinematics: Reconciling Geometric Planners with Physical Manipulation (Siddhartha Srinivasa)

16:20 – 16:55: Panel (led by Jean-Paul Laumond)


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