[robotics-worldwide] Call for Papers: 2012 IEEE Int. Conf. on Technologies for Practical Robot Applications

Taskin Padir tpadir at WPI.EDU
Mon Aug 22 15:54:01 PDT 2011

2012 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Practical Robot 
April 23-24, 2012, Greater Boston Area, USA

Important Dates

November 15, 2011: Submission of full papers
January 15, 2012: Notification of acceptance
February 15, 2012: Submission of final papers
April 23-24, 2012: 4th Annual TePRA

Call for Papers

The 4th Annual IEEE International Conference on Technologies for 
Practical Robot Applications (TePRA) will be held in the Greater Boston 
Area, Massachusetts, USA on April 23-24, 2012. TePRA is aimed at 
catalyzing the development of enabling technologies and encouraging 
their adoption by robot designers. With an emphasis on practical 
applications and industrial participation, TePRA provides researchers, 
innovators, entrepreneurs and robotics professionals with a forum 
balanced between an academic conference and an exhibition, while 
presentations are selected through IEEE's rigorous peer-review process.

Past TePRA conferences featured leaders in the field as keynote speakers 
including Colin Angle (iRobot), Helen Greiner (CyPhy Works), Gill Pratt 
(DARPA DSO), Mike Rufo (Boston Engineering), Tom Ryden (Northend 
Technologies), Kevin Blankespoor (Boston Dynamics),  Charles Remsberg 
(Hocoma), Barry L. Shoop (USMA), Jim Overholt (TARDEC), William Townsend 
(Barrett Technology).  As an emerging robotics conference, past three 
TePRA programs included more than 100 technical paper presentations 
combined, robot demonstrations, student competitions sponsored by 
iRobot, panel sessions and exhibits.

The conference theme this year will be new technologies in robotics and 
automation and their practical applications. While papers are solicited 
in all related areas of robotics and automation, the conference tracks 

Robot Applications
   * Medical & Rehabilitation
   * Military & Security
   * Actuation & Manipulation
   * Consumer & Industrial
   * Best Practices and Experience Reports
Robot Technologies
   * Robust and Reliable Robotics Technologies
   * Resource Aware Algorithms
   * Power & Communications
   * Sensing
   * Software Development Tools

TePRA Conference Committee invites robotics researchers, developers, 
engineers, scientists and industry representatives to submit their 
contributions. Detailed instructions for paper submissions can be found 
on the conference website. Exhibit and demonstration opportunities are 
available. TePRA will also feature a college-level student robotics 
competition for which prizes will be awarded to top teams. More 
information can be found on the conference website.


Conference Chairs:
Helen Greiner
   Founder and CEO, CyPhy Works
   Co-Founder, iRobot

John Conrad
   Textron Defense Systems

Technical Program Chairs:
Michael A. Gennert
   Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Taskin Padir
   Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Conference Secretary
Peter Meyer
   Independent Robotics Consultant

  Taskin Padir
  Assistant Professor
  Robotics Engineering
  Electrical&  Computer Engineering
  Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  100 Institute Rd., Worcester, MA 01609
  Ph. +1-508-831-6427

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