[robotics-worldwide] CALL for PARTICIPATION IROS Workshop on Visual Control of Mobile Robots

Youcef Mezouar mezouar at univ-bpclermont.fr
Wed Aug 31 04:42:33 PDT 2011

CALL for PARTICIPATION IROS Workshop on Visual Control of Mobile Robots
September, 26th 2011
San Francisco, California

Dear Colleagues,

we invite you to attend the IROS Workshop  on Visual Control of Mobile 
Robots that will be held on September 26th, 2011, in conjunction with 
the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems 
2011, in San Francisco, USA. http://www.iros2011.org/

*Aims and scope

Autonomous navigation of mobile robots is a complex problem that has 
attracted the attention of the research community during the last 
decades. Systems capable of performing efficient and robust autonomous 
navigation are of interest in many robotic applications: automation 
industry, material transportation, assistance to disabled people, 
surveillance, etc. In order to perform navigation, the mobile robots 
need to interact with the environment, and for this purpose different 
types of sensors are nowadays available. From all of them, vision 
systems stand out because they provide very rich information and because 
of their versatility and low cost. The purpose of this workshop is to 
discuss topics related to the challenging problems of visual control of 
mobile robots.

Visual control refers to the capability of a robot to visually perceive 
the environment and use this information for autonomous navigation. The 
visual control is a multidisciplinary field of research that requires 
the collaboration of computer vision and robotics control experts. 
Nowadays, there is still a gap between computer vision and robotics 
communities that prevents more profitable results from jointly research. 
Thus, one of the goals of this workshop is to provide a forum for the 
communication of new ideas between these communities. Moreover, 
different fields of research can promote new methods, for example from 
biological inspiration, or taking advantage of known methods applied in 
different areas, such as robotic manipulation or UAV. We propose a 
half-day workshop to enhance active collaboration of computer vision and 
robotic researchers, discuss formal methods for visual control and 
identify current trends of the field. Achievements, challenges and open 
questions related with the visual control of mobile robots are welcome.

*Workshop program

The workshop features the participation of 2 invited speakers and 6 
selected talks.

09:20 – 09:30 Introduction

09:30 – 10:00
Vision-based control beyond position and velocity regulation
N. R. Gans

10:00 – 10:20
Planning high-level paths for visual control tasks with sensor constraints
J. B. Hayet

10:20 – 10:40
One homography to control multiple robots
M. Aranda, G. Lopez-Nicolas, Y. Mezouar and C. Sagues

10:40 – 11:00
Visual road recognition using artificial neural networks and stereo vision
P. Y. Shinzato, F. S. Osorio and D. F. Wolf

11:30 – 12:00
Recent results in visual control of mobile robots
F. Chaumette

12:00 – 12:20
Vision based control for Humanoid robots
C. Dune, A. Herdt, E. Marchand, O. Stasse, P.-B. Wieber and E. Yoshida

12:20 – 12:40
Weakly-calibrated visual control of mobile robots using the trifocal 
tensor and central cameras
H. M. Becerra, G. Lopez-Nicolas and C. Sagues

12:40 – 13:00
Automatic regions-of-interest selection based on pearson's correlation 
A. M. Neto, A. C. Victorino, I. Fantoni and D. E. Zampieri

Best regards

Gonzalo Lopez-Nicolas and Youcef Mezouar

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