[robotics-worldwide] CfP - IROS 2012 Workshop on Robot Motion Planning: Online, Reactive, and in Real-time

Torsten Kroeger tkr at stanford.edu
Sun May 6 17:47:15 PDT 2012

Call for Papers

IROS 2012 Workshop

Robot Motion Planning: Online, Reactive, and in Real-time


Important Dates

Aug. 5, 2012      Paper submission deadline
Sep. 2, 2012      Notification of Acceptance
Sep. 9, 2012      Final paper submission deadline
Oct. 7/12, 2012   Workshop at IROS 2012

Scope and Topics

 - Online trajectory generation
 - Online path (re-)planning
 - Models for kinematic and dynamic constraints
 - Human-robot interaction control and strategies in physical cooperation
 - Sensing and actuation principles for online motion planning
 - New developments and applications of online motion planners
 - Elastic strips and real-time adaptive motion planning
 - Task-level motion planning
 - Motion planning layers and connections/interrelations between them
 - Human motion synthesis and analysis
 - (Self-)Collision avoidance for single- and multi-robot systems
 - Collision avoidance in dynamic environments

Motivation and Objectives

Concepts and motion generation methods that consider kinematic and dynamic
constraints, static and dynamic obstacles, multiple robots, self-collisions,
etc. have been studied from numerous perspectives. Many real-world problems
of robot motion planning have been solved with off-line methods leading to
pre-computed paths and trajectories and very powerful solutions to the
specific sub-cases, where no reactivity of robots is required. However, most
of these approaches are also essential for autonomous execution of complex
tasks requiring reactive on-line motion generation to enable - for instance
- safe robot motions during interactions with humans. In recent years, more
and more research groups focus on this area again, however, many of the
approaches are separated from each other and a unifying holistic concept is
still missing. It especially requires systematic combinations of higher
level online motion planning enabling cognitive capabilities and underlying
lower-level reactive motion generation and control frameworks. This full-day
workshop intends to bring together world renowned researchers from fields
directly or indirectly related to the field of online motion planning with
an emphasis on real-time concepts and reactive motion generation. After
fruitful and inspiring exchange of ideas and stimulating discussions, we
hope to reach new consensuses for the development of novel approaches,
guiding the future research in robot motion generation.

Invited Speakers

 - Ron Alterovitz
 - Luigi Biagiotti
 - Oliver Brock
 - Sachin Chitta
 - Sami Haddadin
 - Robert Haschke
 - Kris Hauser
 - Lydia Kavraki
 - Daniel Sidobre
 - Jing Xiao

Submission Guidelines

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. Survey papers are welcome! Please follow the IEEE
RAS Manuscript Preparation Guidelines and submit your pdf file to
tkr at stanford.edu or guarino at ce.unipr.it.


Torsten Kroeger 
Stanford University, USA

Corrado Guarino Lo Bianco
University of Parma, Italy

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