[robotics-worldwide] ICRA 2012 Workshop on Long-Term Autonomy

Paul Furgale paul.furgale at mavt.ethz.ch
Sat May 12 05:10:40 PDT 2012


We invite you to attend the 2012 Workshop on Long-Term Autonomy, a full-day
workshop on Friday, May 18th, 2012 as part of the International Conference
on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in St. Paul, Minnesota.


The problem of long-term autonomy is attracting increased attention in the
robotics research community. State-of-the-art robotic mapping and
localization systems have demonstrated the ability to operate in
increasingly large-scale environments---the DARPA Grand Challenge, Mars
Exploration Rovers, Willow Garage PR2 demos, long-range
visual-teach-and-repeat systems, and Atlantic-Ocean crossing AUVs are only
some of the examples of the maturity of the field. However, it remains to
be seen how to extend the operation time of autonomous robotic systems from
days to months or years. This goal poses new challenges related to robust
long-term operation and lifelong learning.

9:00 AM Introduction - Dr. Paul Furgale
9:10 AM Aravindhan Krishnan, Arizona State University
9:35 AM Dr. Bhaskara Marthi, Willow Garage
10:00 AM Coffee
10:30 AM Prof. Nick Roy, MIT
10:55 AM Stephan Weiss, ETH Zürich
11:20 AM Nathanial Fairfield, Google
11:45 AM Dr. Bertrand Douillard, ACFR
12:10 PM Lunch
1:45 PM Prof. Edwin Olson, University of Michigan
2:10 PM Prof. Paul Newman, Oxford University
2:35 PM Break
2:50 PM Lionel Ott, ACFR
3:15 PM Dr. Michael Milford, Queensland University
3:40 PM Discussion - Prof. Tim Barfoot.
4:00 PM Coffee

Talk abstracts and further information are available on the workshop

See you in St. Paul on Friday!
Dr. Paul Furgale (ETH Zürich)
Prof. Gabe Sibley (George Washington University)
Prof. Tim Barfoot (University of Toronto)

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