[robotics-worldwide] 2nd Call for Papers: The 8th Workshop on Humanoid Soccer Robots @ Humanoids 2013

Sven Behnke behnke at cs.uni-bonn.de
Fri Aug 30 11:08:09 PDT 2013


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   The 8th Workshop on Humanoid Soccer Robots
   IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots
   October 15th 2013, Atlanta, GA
http://www.humanoidsoccer.org/ws13
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* Motivation:

Humanoid soccer has seen impressive progress in recent years. Bipedal 
standard
or open platforms (Nao, DARwIn-OP, NimbRo-OP) make soccer robots 
accessible to
many research groups, advanced 3D simulation games make the 
investigation of
team play with complex humanoid robots possible, and soccer games for 
larger
robots are a step towards playing with humans. The ultimate goal of this
initiative is to develop a team of humanoid soccer players - i.e. robots 
with
human-like awareness of the game situation, motion skills, and cooperation
abilities. This poses a unique set of challenges to robotics, AI, and other
fields.


* Objective:

The workshop aims at bringing together researchers from the RoboCup and 
FIRA
communities, as well as other researchers interested in the subject. The 
full-
day program will consist of several invited talks, contributed 
presentations,
and a panel discussion.


* Call for papers:

We solicit submissions of original, previously unpublished research papers,
optionally accompanied by a video. Papers should be up to 6 pages in 
length,
formatted according to IEEE conference layout (two-column). Accepted papers
and videos will be available online.


* Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Design of humanoid robots
- Bipedal locomotion
- Dynamic full-body motions
- Control architectures
- Motion and action planning
- Perception of the game situation
- Team coordination
- Skill and strategy learning
- 3D simulation of humanoid robots


* Important dates:

- Paper submission (extended): September 15th, 2013
- Acceptance notification: September 22nd, 2013
- Final paper: October 7th, 2013
- Workshop day: October 15th, 2013


* Further information and paper submission:

http://www.humanoidsoccer.org/ws13


Kind regards,

the workshop organizers:
- Sven Behnke, University of Bonn
- Daniel D. Lee, University of Pennsylvania
- Klaus Dorer, Hochschule Offenburg
- Subramanian Ramamoorthy, University of Edinburgh


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