[robotics-worldwide] Call for Papers: RSS 2011 Workshop on Mobile Manipulation

Katz, Dov dov.katz at tu-berlin.de
Thu Mar 31 08:10:12 PDT 2011

RSS 2011 Workshop on Mobile Manipulation: Learning to Manipulate

June 27, 2011 @ USC in Los Angeles, California (full day)

-- Workshop Website --


-- Workshop 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.

-- Call for Contributions --

We invite you to submit either a 2 page opinion paper or 4-6 page
technical paper in RSS format that describes at least one of the following:
 - A system that performs mobile manipulation tasks
 - Incorporation/application of planning or learning techniques to manipulation
 - Work on perceptual issues for manipulation
 - The role of representation in mobile manipulation

Submit your manuscript by email to: learningtomanipulate at robotics.tu-berlin.de 

-- Important Dates --

Submit manuscripts by: Friday, May 6, 2011
Receive notification of review decision by: Friday, June 3, 2011
Submit final camera-ready papers by: Friday, June 17, 2011
The workshop: Friday, June 27, 2011

-- Organizers --

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

Program Committee:

Henrik Christensen
Steve Hart
Kaijen Hsiao
Mrinal Kalakrishnan
Peter Pastor
Robert Platt
Mario Prats
Alin-Albu Schaeffer
Jivko Sinapov
Siddhartha Srinivasa
Jurgen Sturm
Markus Vincze

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