[robotics-worldwide] Call For Participation: RSS 2011 Workshop on Mobile Manipulation: Learning to Manipulate

Sarah Osentoski sosentos at gmail.com
Tue Jun 21 17:20:28 PDT 2011


Call for Participation:  Robotics Science and Systems 2011 Workshop on
Mobile Manipulation: Learning to Manipulate

June 27th, 2011 (full day)
University of Southern California

We invite members of the robotics community to attend the RSS 2011
workshop on mobile manipulation.  The workshop will be comprised of
invited talks,  contributed talks, a discussion session and a poster
session.  The workshop schedule and additional information is
available at:

http://www.willowgarage.com/workshops/2011/rss

Description:

This workshop explores new approaches to mobile manipulation with an
emphasis on the relationship between machine learning and successful
interaction in human environments. Autonomous manipulation in human
environments is challenging because of the associated high dimensional
state space and its inherent uncertainties. It requires perceptual and
manipulation skills which are robust against sparse, incomplete and
noisy information. In such environments, leveraging past experience,
oftentimes resulting from the robot's own interactions, promises an
increased robustness and reliability. Therefore, these challenges
naturally connect autonomous manipulation to machine learning. This
workshop will explore these issues through a discussion of how the
intersection of perception, learning, and manipulation are required to
create flexible robust systems.

Invited Speakers:

Dieter Fox
Andrew Y. Ng
Justus Piater
Stefan Schaal

Organizers:
Oliver Brock, TU Berlin
Dov Katz, UMass Amherst
Ellen Klingbeil, Stanford University
Sarah Osentoski, Bosch LLC
Radu Bogdan Rusu, Willow Garage


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