[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


   The 8th Workshop on Humanoid Soccer Robots
   IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots
   October 15th 2013, Atlanta, GA

* Motivation:

Humanoid soccer has seen impressive progress in recent years. Bipedal 
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 
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 
human-like awareness of the game situation, motion skills, and cooperation
abilities. This poses a unique set of challenges to robotics, AI, and other

* Objective:

The workshop aims at bringing together researchers from the RoboCup and 
communities, as well as other researchers interested in the subject. The 
day program will consist of several invited talks, contributed 
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We solicit submissions of original, previously unpublished research papers,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 
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:


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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