[robotics-worldwide] Call for Participation: TAROS 2011, 12th Conference Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems

Roderich Gross r.gross at sheffield.ac.uk
Thu Jul 14 10:33:13 PDT 2011


TAROS 2011
12th Conference Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems
31 August - 2 September 2011. Sheffield, United Kingdom

Registration online: http://www.taros.org.uk

Now in its 12th edition, TAROS is the UK's premiere annual conference for autonomous robotics. The meeting encompasses topics across the entire range of robotics research and is open to worldwide participants. TAROS 2011 is a single-track conference that offers a friendly environment for robotics researchers and industry to take stock and plan future progress.
Plenary speakers: Joseph Ayers (Northeastern University), Simon Blackmore (UniBots Ltd), Yiannis Demiris (Imperial College London), Paul Newman (The Oxford Mobile Robotics Group)
Full programme online (http://www.taros.org.uk); 94 submissions, 41% full paper acceptance rate; 20 oral presentations and 42 poster presentations; proceedings: LNCS (LNAI), vol. 6856, 2011; best papers in Robotics and Autonomous Systems
Industry-Academia Day & Exhibitions: TAROS 2011 invites broad participation of representatives from industry in the main conference and particularly in the industry-academia 1-day symposium (http://www.taros.org.uk); including the launch of the BARA Robotics Academic Forum and contributions from Libor Kral (EU) and Daniel Dearing of the UK Knowledge Transfer Network, as well as a range of exhibits from both academic and industry partners.
Sheffield Centre of Robotics: TAROS 2011 provides the opportunity for the local hosts — Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield — to launch their new city-wide initiative for robotics research. The Sheffield Centre for Robotics (SCentRo) will bring together five existing research groups across the two Universities with the aim of enhancing inter-disciplinary research and raising the profile of robotics research in Sheffield.
Location: The City of Sheffield is built on seven hills and near the confluence of five rivers, it borders on to the UK's largest national park (the Peak district). The city is known for its industrial heritage, current hi-tech industries, and as a cultural hub for South Yorkshire.

Looking forwards to seeing you in Sheffield.

Jacques Penders & Tony Prescott
Conference chairs, TAROS 2011

info at taros.org.uk

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