[robotics-worldwide] IROS Workshop on Visual Control of Mobile Robots (ViCoMoR 2012)

Youcef MEZOUAR Youcef.MEZOUAR at lasmea.univ-bpclermont.fr
Wed May 23 01:50:39 PDT 2012

Call for papers for
IROS Workshop on Visual Control of Mobile Robots (ViCoMoR 2012)
October 11th, 2011, Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, in conjunction with the
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)

Web: http://vicomor.unizar.es

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

Invited speakers
Patrick Rives (INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France)
Peter Corke (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)

Important Dates
9 July, 2012: Paper submissions
6 August, 2012: Acceptance notification
20 August, 2012: Final submission of accepted papers
11 October, 2012: Workshop date

Youcef Mezouar (mezouar at univ-bpclermont.fr)
Gonzalo Lopez-Nicolas (gonlopez at unizar.es)

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