[robotics-worldwide] Call For Papers: RoboGames 2012
simone at combots.net
Tue Jan 17 10:59:26 PST 2012
9th Annual International Robotics Competition and Symposium
April 20-22nd, 2012
Silicon Valley, Ca
RoboGames Symposium: Call For Robot Demos, Presentations and Performances
Theme: Competition Robots for Research and Entertainment
RoboGames (in conjunction with Carnegie Mellon, Cal State Maritime, and
the Robotics Society of America) is pleased to announce an expanded
presentation format for RoboGames 2012. RoboGames, the world's largest
open robot competition, seeks to promote disciplinary cross-pollination
among technologists, artists and hobbyists in a forum where both
academia and the general public participate.
In the RoboGames Symposium, we highlight the parallel value of
competition robots to research and entertainment. Submission subject
areas will include: ground-breaking mechanical designs, unique
cross-applications, innovative algorithms, specialized sensing
capabilities, creative expressive modes, overarching behavior systems
and more! Do you have interaction software that could change robot
competitions for years to come? Does your bot wants to act out a
dramatic narrative on stage? Or perhaps your work has ramifications to
the larger field of human robot interaction, entertainment robotics or
is a unique creative or scientific exploration?
We seek your participation in one of the following tracks:
I. Robot Demo, Poster & Extended Abstract (moderately curated)
II. Research Talk & Extended Abstract (highly curated)
III. Live Performance & Extended Abstract (moderately curated)
All submission tracks include a 3-page extended abstract to be preserved
for future generations. Each accepted submission will present at the
Symposium and all demos/performances must be entered into a parallel
RoboGames competition category.
Keep your submission snappy & comprehensible to tech-savvy readers, but
make sure it has research value and an analysis real world impact.
Submissions welcome from all research backgrounds, e.g., human-robot
interaction, machine learning, innovations stemming from gameplay,
competition, or live performance. In conjunction with the diverse
RoboGames competition categories, this symposium presents a unique
opportunity to engage in deeper discussion about state-of-the-art
technologies and our goals for robotics in the future.
Accepted authors/presenters must be able to attend and are invited to
share their work with fellow researchers and RoboGames attendees through
scheduled demonstrations, talks, performances and poster presentations.
The submission deadline is Fri, March 16, 2012!* Notification of
acceptance or rejection will be sent by *Fri, March 30, 2012*.
1) Extended Abstract
The RoboGames 2011 paper submission should be a 3-page paper prepared in
the ACM Extended Abstract Format, submitted in PDF format (only!). You
can find the Extended Abstract format template at:
Make sure to include:
i) A review of related work so you can address its novelty,
ii) A brief description of the experiment, design process or creative
exploration you went through in its development,
iii) Presentation of the contribution itself,
iv) An analysis of the significance of your innovation to humanity,
robotkind or the planet,
v) A conclusion that includes future work or extensions your work might
enables or inspire.
2) The track for which you are applying: *Demo & Poster*, *Research
Talk*, or *Live Performance*.
The Demo & Poster track is similar to traditional academic Poster
Sessions in which all contributors will bring a large poster presenting
their project, but in celebration of the many robots in attendance, also
includes poster-side demos: whether a real robot, segments of a
sensor/mechanism to demonstrate its functionality, or a video of the
system in action.
The Research Talks will be largely invited, but if you have a specialty
or project likely to inspire the future and best presented in a
20-minute-talk format please submit the topic and any background
material for consideration.
The Live Performance track involves real robots that can perform in
front of the audience, and could explore theatrical expression,
human-technology relationships, music, dance or viewer participation.
3) The parallel RoboGames event category in which you will compete
All participants should be entered into a relevant RoboGames event as
feasible. Does your robot qualify as a music bot? An art bot? Does it
play hockey in its off hours or navigate autonomously for fun? If it
doesn't fit into specific categories, there is a "Best of show" category
open to all bots. All robots participating on site in the symposium must
be registered for medal contention at RoboGames. Coveted Gold, Silver
and Bronze medals go to the winners in each category. For a complete
list of RoboGames competition offerings, including rules, examples,
photos, and registration help, please see http://robogames.net/events
<http://robogames.net/events.php>. For assistance choosing your parallel
competition please contact simone at robogames.net
<mailto:simone at robogames.net>
To create a RoboGames account and register for the event that most
closely coordinates your live robot presentation, please see the
RoboGames registration page: http://robogames.net/registration
4) Supplementary material
This might include hosted video files (highly recommended for
performance submissions) and web links (welcome but not required). Such
material would augment but not substitute for your extended abstract.
Symposium papers would be reviewed and selected for presentation at the
RoboGames symposium Fri-Sun, Apr 20-22, 2012. The RoboGames symposium
proceedings will be made available on the RoboGames website after the
event. Examples of past papers presented at RoboGames can be found at:
*Deadline for Submission:* Please submit papers via email to
papers at robogames.net <mailto:papers at robogames.net> by midnight PST, Fri,
March 16, 2012.
Decisions announced: Fri, March 30, 2012
Accepted submissions will be presented: Sat-Sun, Apr 21-22, 2pm-5pm
Heather Knight - Carnegie Mellon University
Michael Strange - California State Maritime Academy
David Calkins - The Robotics Society of America
Jonathan Foote, PhD - IEEE
Larry Klingenberg - San Francisco State University
Simone Davalos - Robotics Society of America
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