[robotics-worldwide] Call for Participation: IROS 2011 Tutorial on Motion Planning for Real Robots

Mark Moll mmoll at rice.edu
Sat Aug 13 17:15:28 PDT 2011

IROS 2011 Tutorial: Motion Planning for Real Robots

Date and Format: Full day tutorial on Sunday, September 25, 2011 at IROS
2011 in San Francisco.

Tutorial Website:

If you are interested in attending this tutorial, please provide us some
more information using the form here:
http://www.kavrakilab.org/iros2011tutorial.html. Please note that this is
not the official tutorial registration; you still need to register for the
tutorial at the conference registration site.

This full-day tutorial will teach both novice and experienced participants
how to setup, configure and use motion planning on a real robot. Novice
users can expect to learn how to set up, configure and execute the
perceptual, kinematic, planning and execution components required for motion
planning on an advanced multiple degree of freedom robot. Expert users will
be able to explore the motion planners in more details, focusing on how they
can be reconfigured for particular tasks. The tutorial will be based on a
set of tools within the OMPL (Open Motion Planning Library) and ROS (Robot
Operating System) software. The participants will have access to simulated
environments and real robots (the Willow Garage PR2 robots) for a hands-on
experience in using motion planning with real robots. The tutorial will
conclude with an examination of case studies based on suggestions from the
participants and organizers, highlighting how the motion planners can be
configured for particular robots or motion planning scenarios.


Sachin Chitta and E. Gil Jones
Willow Garage, Inc. (sachinc,gjones)@willowgarage.com

Ioan Sucan, Mark Moll, and Lydia E. Kavraki
Rice University (isucan,mmoll,kavraki)@rice.edu

Sachin Chitta
Research Scientist
Willow Garage

Mark Moll
Rice University, MS 132, PO Box 1892, Houston, TX 77251
713-348-5934 (phone), 713-348-5930 (fax)

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