[robotics-worldwide] IEEE ARSO 2012 - DEADLINE EXTENDED

Kolja Kühnlenz koku at tum.de
Wed Nov 30 01:32:15 PST 2011


--- DEADLINE EXTENDED  to 31 DECEMBER 2011 ---


IEEE Workshop on Advanced Robotics and Its Social Impacts (ARSO) 2012

May 21-23, 2012

Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany


--- Workshop Website ----

http://www.arso2012.org/


--- Submission Site / Information ---

http://ras.papercept.net


--- Workshop Description ---

“Robots? ... everywhere!”

ARSO adresses fundamental issues in coexistence of robots and humans
and its implications to economic and social systems. Topics range from
psychological and philosophical aspects over interaction and  
communication
to technological systems and architectures. Manifold real-world  
application
areas such as rescue, assistance, care, education, or entertainment
require cognitive and social skills in order to provide safe, intuitive,
and efficient interaction and goal-directed proactive behavior. Along  
with
gradual development of those fundamental capabilities robots grow from
basic tools to unique entities which are not only able to assist but may
also take charge of situations arising facilitating human-robot  
professional
task forces and social groups. Participants of ARSO will be world class
robotic researchers, investors, economists, and representatives of  
industry
and government. The workshop is single track with discussions on
cutting edge science and technologies, business opportunities and the
social impact on societies. The workshop will be held in conjunction  
with
AUTOMATICA 2012, the 5th International Trade Fair on Automation and
Mechatronics, see www.automatica-munich.de.

Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

- Service Robots
- Security Robots
- Surgical Robots
- Edutainment Robots
- Assistive and Rehabilitation Robots
- New Media in Robotics
- Philosophical Issues and Ethics of Human-Robot Coexistence
- Socio-economic Impacts
- Legal Aspects
- Culture Creation
- New Business Models
- New Initiatives and Strategies for New Industries
- Education and Skill Transfer
- Traceability and Safety


--- Call for Contributions ---

We invite you to submit regular paper contributions of up to 6 pages
as well as extended abstracts of up to 4 pages in the
standard IEEE format, including figures.


--- Important Dates ---

31 Dec 2011 Draft papers and session proposals due
01 Feb 2012 Notification of acceptance
15 Mar 2012 Final papers due
21-23 May 2012 Workshop
23 May 2012 AUTOMATICA visit


--- Sponsors ---

IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
Cluster of Excellence "Cognition for Technical Systems - CoTeSys",  
Munich
Institute for Advanced Study, Munich


---
Kolja Kühnlenz & Dirk Wollherr
Program Co-Chairs


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