[robotics-worldwide] CFP - RoboGames 2011

David Calkins dcalkins at robotics-society.org
Wed Feb 23 12:15:10 PST 2011

Call for Papers & Projects
RoboGames 2011 - Symposium and competition
San Francisco, California
April 15-17th, 2011



RoboGames (in conjunction with Carnegie Mellon, Cal State Maritime, and 
the Robotics Society of America), is pleased to announce an expanded 
presentation format for RoboGames 2011. Submissions welcome from 
designers, engineers, developers and others engaged in any form of 
human-machine interaction, machine learning, integration of human 
feedback in robotics development, robotic development via gameplay, 
competition, or live performance, and innovations stemming from other, 
unorthodox research in robotics.

The Symposium is broken up into two components - Paper Presentation and 
Project Presentation

This symposium will present a unique opportunity to engage in 
discussion, disseminate information about current and developing 
technology, and invite colleagues to experiment and field test up and 
coming theories on human machine interaction.

Existing papers on human-machine interaction and the role of robotics in 
a human interactive sphere are welcome, as are any papers on the topic 
of machine learning, human machine interaction, and real world 
applications of autonomous robotics.

In addition, this symposium's aim is to provide a focused venue for 
highlighting  robotics efforts that have benefited from non-traditional 
research frameworks, such as gameplay, competition or live performance.

RoboGames symposium 2011

The purpose of the RoboGames 2011 symposium is to facilitate discussion 
between the participants of the symposium, with an opportunity for the 
general public to observe and take part. RoboGames has long been a nexus 
point for a variety of disciplines related to science, engineering, and 
robotics, and has also been an incubator for innovative approaches to 
Science, Technology Engineering and Math education. The RoboGames 
symposium will add an extra dimension to the competition by providing a 
venue to discuss theoretical and practical applications.

Topics of Interest
We invite participants to submit presentations on topics including, but 
not limited to:

     * technical innovations
     * groundbreaking designs
     * unexpected breakthroughs
     * intersections of fields
     * the role of spectators
Reasonable and creative expansions on these themes are encouraged.

RoboGames, the world's largest open robot competition, seeks to promote 
disciplinary cross-pollination among engineers, programmers, 
researchers, artists, scientists, and hobbyists in a forum where both 
academics and the general public may participate.

Multi-robot coordination, audience and people tracking, gameplay with 
robots, robot competitions, entertainment robots, robot design, 
human-robot interaction

ACM Classification Keywords
H.5. Information interfaces and presentation (e.g., HRI); I.2.8
Artificial Intelligence: Problem Solving, Control Methods, and Search;
I.2.9 Artificial Intelligence: Robotics; K.3.1 Computer Uses in Education


The RoboGames 2011 Academic Track Robotics symposium provides an 
opportunity at the RoboGames 2011 International Competition, for both 
practitioners and researchers to present advances made through real 
world robotic interactive scenarios, human-robot interfaces, and machine 

In addition, if you work or play in the academics, gaming, performance, 
engineering, software, DIY or maker communities, and would like to 
present your project or survey research at RoboGames 2011, we welcome 
your submissions. You should also submit if you are interested in 
introducing new methods and emerging application ideas made possible by 
these novel frameworks.

Submission Guidelines:
The RoboGames 2011 paper submission should be a 6-page paper prepared in 
the ACM Extended Abstract Format, submitted to papers at robogames.net 
Please find the Extended Abstract format template at 

Symposium papers would be reviewed and selected for presentation at the 
RoboGames symposium April 15-17th, 2011. The RoboGames symposium 
proceedings will be made available on the RoboGames 2011 website after 
the event.


Please direct any question about RoboGames 2011 symposium to 
heatherbot at cmu.edu


Heather Knight - Carnegie Mellon University
Ed Katz, PhD - Carnegie Mellon University, Silicon Valley
David Calkins - The Robotics Society of America
Michael Strange - California State Maritime Academy
Jonathan Foote, PhD - IEEE
Larry Klingenberg - San Francisco State University
Erico Guizzo - IEEE
Simone Davalos - Robotics Society of America

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