[robotics-worldwide] IROS 2012 Competitions and Workshop

Pedro U. Lima pal at isr.ist.utl.pt
Mon Sep 17 02:23:31 PDT 2012


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*** IROS 2012 Competitions and Workshop ***

October 7-12, 2012
Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal

http://www.iros2012.org/competitions


Introduction  
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Robot competition events provide challenging atmospheres for innovation, attracting researchers from multiple fields. A new RoboCup at Work competition will take place during IROS 2012 tackling mobile manipulation scenarios. Three qualified teams will present their scientific and technological solutions for the problem during the conference, from Oct 7-11 in the Aquarius Room of the Hotel Tivoli Marina Vilamoura  - see full schedule at http://www.iros2012.org/site/node/50

Workshop
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A companion Workshop on "Robot Competitions: Benchmarking, Technology Transfer and Education" will take place on Oct 11, from 14:00-18:00 in the same room. The event includes:

* 3 invited talks by world experts on robot competitions
* NEW: 1 talk on EU-funded research on cognitive systems, robotics and robot competitions & benchmarking, by the corresponding EC unit
* 3 technical talks by the participating teams, describing their approaches

Full schedule and workshop details can be found at http://www.iros2012.org/site/node/43

Please do not forget to register for the workshop if you want to attend.

Organizers
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Rui Cortesão, Institute for Systems and Robotics, U. Coimbra
Pedro Lima, Institute for Systems and Robotics/LARSyS, IST, TU Lisbon

RoboCup at Work Technical Committee
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- Walter Nowak, Locomotec, Germany;
- Gerhard Kraetzschmar, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University, Germany;
- Nico Hochgeschwender, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University, Germany;
- Rainer Bischoff, KUKA Laboratories, Germany.

More information
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More information on contest rules, technical details and alike can be found on the IROS2012 competitions website

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