[robotics-worldwide] DEADLINE EXTENSION: CfP: 2012 IEEE Int. Conf. on Technologies for Practical Robot Applications

Taskin Padir tpadir at WPI.EDU
Wed Nov 16 05:26:36 PST 2011

2012 TePRA deadline for submission of full papers has been extended to 
November 30!

2012 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for
Practical Robot Applications

April 23-24, 2012, Greater Boston Area, USA

Plenary Speakers include:
  - Rob Maline, Joint Ground Robotics Enterprise
  - Mick Mountz, Kiva Systems
  - Jorgen Pedersen, RE2
  - Dana Yoerger, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Industry Sponsors
  - ABB
  - BAE Systems
  - Bluefin Robotics
  - Exponent
  - Hocoma
  - Mathworks
  - SolidWorks

Important Dates

November 15, 2011: Submission of full papers
January 15, 2012: Notification of acceptance
February 15, 2012: Submission of final papers
April 23-24, 2012: 4th Annual TePRA

Call for Papers

The 4th Annual IEEE International Conference on Technologies for
Practical Robot Applications (TePRA) will be held in the Greater Boston
Area, Massachusetts, USA on April 23-24, 2012. TePRA is aimed at
catalyzing the development of enabling technologies and encouraging
their adoption by robot designers. With an emphasis on practical
applications and industrial participation, TePRA provides researchers,
innovators, entrepreneurs and robotics professionals with a forum
balanced between an academic conference and an exhibition, while
presentations are selected through IEEE's rigorous peer-review process.

Past TePRA conferences featured leaders in the field as keynote speakers
including Colin Angle (iRobot), Helen Greiner (CyPhy Works), Gill Pratt
(DARPA DSO), Mike Rufo (Boston Engineering), Tom Ryden (Northend
Technologies), Kevin Blankespoor (Boston Dynamics),  Charles Remsberg
(Hocoma), Barry L. Shoop (USMA), Jim Overholt (TARDEC), William Townsend
(Barrett Technology).  As an emerging robotics conference, past three
TePRA programs included more than 100 technical paper presentations
combined, robot demonstrations, student competitions sponsored by
iRobot, panel sessions and exhibits.

The conference theme this year will be new technologies in robotics and
automation and their practical applications. While papers are solicited
in all related areas of robotics and automation, the conference tracks

Robot Applications
   * Medical & Rehabilitation
   * Military & Security
   * Actuation & Manipulation
   * Consumer & Industrial
   * Best Practices and Experience Reports

Robot Technologies
   * Robust and Reliable Robotics Technologies
   * Resource Aware Algorithms
   * Power & Communications
   * Sensing
   * Software Development Tools

TePRA Conference Committee invites robotics researchers, developers,
engineers, scientists and industry representatives to submit their
contributions. Detailed instructions for paper submissions can be found
on the conference website. Exhibit and demonstration opportunities are
available. TePRA will also feature a college-level student robotics
competition for which prizes will be awarded to top teams. More
information can be found on the conference website.


Conference Chairs:
Helen Greiner
   Founder and CEO, CyPhy Works
   Co-Founder, iRobot

John Conrad
   IEEE Boston Section

Technical Program Chairs:
Michael A. Gennert
   Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Taskin Padir
   Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Conference Secretary
Peter Meyer
   Independent Robotics Consultant

Taskin Padir
Assistant Professor
Robotics Engineering
Electrical&  Computer Engineering
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
100 Institute Rd., Worcester, MA 01609
Ph. +1-508-831-6427

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