[robotics-worldwide] Call for Contributions - RSS 2011 Workshop on CONTACT MODELING AND SIMULATION

jeff trinkle trink at cs.rpi.edu
Sat Mar 26 14:15:00 PDT 2011


RSS 2011 Workshop: Toward High-Performance Computing Support for the
Simulation and Planning of Robot Contact Tasks

    The organizers invite you to submit an extended abstract to be
considered for oral or poster presentation in the RSS workshop: Toward
High-Performance Computing Support for the Simulation and Planning of
Robot Contact Tasks.   The goals of this 1.5-day, NSF-supported
workshop are to evaluate the state of the art in simulation methods
for contact problems in robotics and other application domains (day
one) and to chart a path toward meeting the future contact simulation
needs of the robotics community (day two, morning only).

Topics of Interest:

    The organizers are particularly interested in receiving
submissions on analysis, simulation, design, and planning of all types
of contact tasks that are difficult to simulate accurately or carry
out automatically with a real system: assembly, locomotion, grasping,
repair, cleaning, and loading.   We also encourage submissions on
general methods that use simulation models such as particle filtering
and model predictive control.  Application areas outside the
mainstream of robotics are desired as they will broaden the range of
discussions. Generally, submissions should focus on the state of the
art in your research area and the shortcomings of current simulation
tools in meeting your research goals.

Important Dates:

    Deadline to submit extended abstracts: April 25, 2011
    Notification of acceptance: on or before May 5, 2011
    Workshop: June 27 (all day) and 28 (morning), 2011

Confirmed speakers:

    Erwin Coumins (Bullet Physics)
    Dan Negrut (U of Wisconsin)
    Sidd Srinivasa (Intel Pittsburgh)
    Chris Carothers (RPI)
    Jeff Trinkle (RPI)

More information:

    For more information including the partial financial support, the
tentative schedule, and motivational videos, please see the workshop
web page:


    Dan Negrut (negrut at cae.wisc.edu)
    Chris Carothers (chrisc at cs.rpi.edu)
    Jeff Trinkle (trink at cs.rpi.edu)

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