[robotics-worldwide] Second CFP: IROS2012 Workshop on Visual Control of Mobile Robots (ViCoMoR 2012)
Youcef.MEZOUAR at lasmea.univ-bpclermont.fr
Wed Jun 20 02:06:17 PDT 2012
Reminder: Call for papers for IROS Workshop on Visual Control of
Mobile Robots (ViCoMoR 2012) October 11th, 2012, Vilamoura, Algarve,
Portugal, in conjunction with the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on
Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
News: Selected papers will be considered for a special issue in
Robotics and Autonomous Systems.
Aims and Scope
The purpose of this workshop is to discuss topics related to the
challenging problems of visual control of mobile robots. Visual
control refers to the capability of a robot to visually perceive the
environment and use this information for autonomous navigation. This
task involves solving multidisciplinary problems related with vision
and robotics, for example: motion constraints, vision systems, visual
perception, safety, real-time constraints, robustness, stability
issues, obstacle avoidance? The problem of the vision-based autonomous
navigation is also compounded of the different constraints imposed by
the particular features of the platform involved (ground platforms,
aerial vehicles, underwater robots, humanoids?)
Over the last years, increasing efforts have been made to integrate
robotic control and vision. Although there is an important number of
works in the area of visual control for manipulation, which is a
mature field of research, the use of mobile robots add new challenges
in a still open research area. The interest in this subject lies in
the many potential robotic applications in industrial as well as in
domestic settings that involve visual control of mobile robots
(automation industry, material transportation, assistance to disabled
people, surveillance, rescue, etc).
This workshop is aimed to promote exchange and sharing of experiences
among researchers in the field of visual control of mobile robots.
This second edition of the ViCoMoR will consist of invited talks and
selected papers for oral presentation and interactive session.
Topics of interest include:
-Autonomous navigation and visual servoing techniques for mobile robots.
-Visual perception for visual control, visual sensors and integration
of image information in the control loop.
-Visual control with constraints: nonholonomic constraints, motion in
formation, distributed visual control, obstacle avoidance, etc.
-New trends in visual control, innovative solutions or proposals in
the framework of computer vision and control theory.
Instructions for Authors
Papers submissions are due on 9 July. All submissions should be in PDF
format using the IROS template. Papers should be 4-6 pages in length,
optionally accompanied by a video. All submissions will be reviewed
for relevance to the topic of the workshop as well as scientific
merit. Submissions should be emailed to mezouar at univ-bpclermont.fr,
gonlopez at unizar.es
Patrick Rives (INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France)
Peter Corke (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
9 July, 2012: Paper submissions
6 August, 2012: Acceptance notification
20 August, 2012: Final submission of accepted papers
11 October, 2012: Workshop date
Selected papers will be considered for a special issue in Robotics and
Youcef Mezouar (mezouar at univ-bpclermont.fr)
Gonzalo Lopez-Nicolas (gonlopez at unizar.es)
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