[robotics-worldwide] Call for Contributions - ICRA 2013 Workshop on "Progress and Open Problems in Motion Planning and Navigation for Humanoids"

Maren Bennewitz maren at informatik.uni-freiburg.de
Mon Feb 11 01:43:43 PST 2013

Call for Papers - ICRA 2013 Workshop
Progress and Open Problems in Motion Planning and Navigation for Humanoids


Important Dates:
Submission of papers and extended abstracts: 24 March 2013
Notification of acceptance: 12 April 2013
Final submissions: 28 April 2013
ICRA 2013 workshop on Progress and Open Problems in  Motion Planning and Navigation for Humanoids
Monday, May 6, 9:00-18:00, Karlsruhe, Germany
Website: http://hrl.informatik.uni-freiburg.de/icra13ws


Abderrahmane Kheddar, CNRS LIRMM, Montpellier, France
Jean-Paul Laumond, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France
Dmitry Berenson, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Koichi Nishiwaki, AIST, Japan
Sebastien Dalibard, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Nicolas Perrin, IIT, Genova, Italy
Armin Hornung, University of Freiburg, Germany
Daniel Maier, University of Freiburg, Germany


Humanoid robots have become more and more popular, which is illustrated by the
increasing number of available platforms and the huge number of high-quality
publications in the research area of navigation and motion planning for humanoids.
Recently, a lot of progress has been made in the areas of 3D perception,
efficient environment representation, fast collision checking, as well as 
motion planning for navigation and manipulation with humanoids, also
under uncertainty and real-time constraints. All these techniques work
well for their independent application scenario, however, currently no
system exists that combines the individual approaches. Thus,
we are still far from the deployment of a humanoid robot in the real world.
The goal of this workshop is to identify gaps in the research directions
and to discuss which aspects need to be considered for combining
the different approaches so as to to enable humanoids to reliably act
and navigate in real environments for an extended period of time.
This objective is in line with some of the target scenarios of the new DARPA
Robotics Challenge program indicating the relevance of this research area.

The workshop will feature excellent talks from researchers, live demonstrations,
a poster session, and a panel discussion with the aim to identify gaps
between the research foci, formulate future research directions, and possibly
establish new collaborations.


We invite the submission of papers and extended abstracts. Authors of
accepted contributions will either present their work during oral presentations
or an interactive poster session. All accepted contributions will be published
on the workshop webpage.

Furthermore, selected papers will be considered for publication in a
special issue of the International Journal of Humanoid Robotics
(IJHR). So, we encourage you to submit new, original work.

Submissions need to be formated conforming to the ICRA paper format.
Extended abstracts can have 2-4 pages, papers up to 6 pages. Please
submit all papers by Email to: icra13humanoids at informatik.uni-freiburg.de

Submission: 24 March 2013
Notification: 12 April 2013
Final version: 28 April 2013

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
- Navigation in complex indoor or outdoor environments
- Perception for humanoids, environment modeling
- Gait and step planning
- Full body motion planning
- Planning for manipulation
- 3D collision avoidance
- ...


Maren Bennewitz, University of Freiburg, Germany
Olivier Stasse, LAAS - CNRS, France

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