[robotics-worldwide] Deadline Extended: ICRA 2011 Workshop on Mobile Manipulation: Integrating Perception and Manipulation

Dmitry Berenson dberenso at cs.cmu.edu
Mon Feb 28 13:05:39 PST 2011

The deadline for submissions to the ICRA 2011 Workshop on Mobile
Manipulation: Integrating Perception and Manipulation has been
extended to March 21st. We look forward to receiving your submissions!

When: Friday, May 13, 2011

Where: ICRA 2011 Shanghai, China.

Website: http://mobilemanipulation.org/icra2011

Submission deadline: March 21, 2011

The purpose of this full-day workshop is to provide a forum for
researchers across various fields to discuss methods for integrating
perception and manipulation in the context of a unified mobile
manipulation system. Recent years have seen tremendous progress toward
the goal of autonomous mobile robots that can interact with
unstructured, dynamic, and human-centered environments. Research in
mobile manipulation has gained momentum with the development of
integrated systems, (like Willow Garage's PR2 robot, Intel's HERB,
DLR's Justin, the iCub, HRP2, etc.) with the necessary onboard
sensing, computation, manipulation and mobility capabilities to start
tackling such environments. Mobile manipulation is a highly
integrative, interdisciplinary field. The workshop will bring together
researchers from academia and industry from diverse disciplines to
discuss innovations, applications, success stories, and future
prospects for mobile manipulation. While contributions in all the
relevant fields will be welcome, this workshop will focus on methods
of integrating perception with manipulation and how methods in one
field may inform another. The workshop aims to spark vibrant
discussion with speakers from a wide range of disciplines, as well as
lively panel discussions that address the current state of the art and
future directions.

The workshop will include invited talks on the state of the art in
different areas of mobile manipulation research. The list of invited
speakers includes:

* Matt Mason (CMU)
* Tamim Asfour (KIT)
* Stefano Soatto (UCLA)
* Katherine Kuchenbecker (Penn)
* Kurt Konolige (Willow Garage)
* Satoshi Kagami (AIST)
* Xiaofeng Ren (Intel)

The program committee includes:

* Aaron Edsinger
* Aaron Dollar
* Ashutosh Saxena
* Michael Beetz
* Danica Kragic
* Kei Okada
* Ravi Balasubramanian

This workshop is the most recent in a series of workshops at RSS, ICRA
and IROS centered on mobile manipulation.


We solicit paper submissions, optionally accompanied by a video, both
of which will be reviewed (not double-blind) by the program committee.
An optional interactive poster session will be organized if there is a
larger number of submissions. Accepted papers and videos will be
archived at the Internet Archive.  If there is sufficient interest, we
will pursue publication of a special journal issue to include the best

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

* Mobile manipulation systems
* Perception of unstructured environments
* Modeling for mobile manipulation
* Task and motion planning, planning under uncertainty, planning for sensing
* Robust motion control
* Learning by demonstration, learning by instruction

Papers should be in PDF, conform to the ICRA regular paper style
guidelines, and be a maximum of 8 pages in length (shorter papers are
welcome).  Videos should be in the MPEG format, 3-5 minutes in length,
and easily viewed with free video players (please try playing your
video on a couple of different machines before submitting).

Email submissions to: icra-mobile-manipulation-2011 at
willowgarage.com. Please do not attach video files to email; include a
URL instead.

Important Dates

* Submission deadline: March 21, 2011
* Notification of acceptance: April 11, 2011


* Sachin Chitta, Willow Garage
* Siddhartha Srinivasa, Intel Labs
* Oliver Brock, TU Berlin
* Dmitry Berenson, CMU
* Dov Katz, TU Berlin

Dmitry Berenson
PhD Candidate
Robotics Institute
Carnegie Mellon University

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