[robotics-worldwide] 2013 IEEE TePRA: Deadline Extended to January 25

Taskin Padir tpadir at WPI.EDU
Fri Jan 11 16:57:52 PST 2013

Conference Steering Committee decided to extend the paper submission deadline to January 25 due to numerous requests.

2013 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Practical Robot Applications (TePRA)

April 22-23, 2013, Greater Boston Area, USA


Important Dates
January 25, 2013: Submission of full papers 
February 15, 2013: Notification of acceptance
March 15, 2013: Submission of final papers
April 22-23, 2013: 5th Annual TePRA

2013 Plenary Speakers:
 - Rodney Brooks, Rethink Robotics
 - Henrik I. Christensen, Georgia Institute of Technology
 - Helen Greiner, CyPhy Works
 - Jeffrey J. Jaczkowski, Robotic Systems Joint Projects Office
 - Mark Micire, NASA
 - Ohad Shvueli, PrimeSense

Call for Papers
The 5th Annual IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Practical Robot Applications (TePRA) will be held in the Greater Boston Area, Massachusetts, USA on April 22-23, 2012. TePRA is aimed at catalyzing the development of enabling technologies and encouraging their adoption by robot designers. With an emphasis on practical applications and industrial participation, TePRA provides researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs and robotics professionals with a forum balanced between an academic conference and an exhibition, while presentations are selected through IEEE's rigorous peer-review process.

Past TePRA conferences featured leaders in the field as keynote speakers including Rob Maline(JGRE), Mick Mountz (Kiva), Jorgen Pedersen (RE2), Hanu Singh (WHOI), Eddie Tunstel (JHU),Colin Angle (iRobot), Helen Greiner (CyPhy Works), Gill Pratt (DARPA), Mike Rufo (Boston Engineering), Tom Ryden (Vgo Communications), Kevin Blankespoor (Boston Dynamics). As an emerging robotics conference, past TePRA programs included more than 150 technical paper and poster presentations combined, robot demonstrations, student competitions sponsored by iRobot, panel sessions and exhibits.

Conference Tracks:
The conference theme is the new technologies in robotics and automation and their practical applications. While papers are solicited
in all related areas of robotics and automation, the conference tracks include:

Robot Applications
 * Medical & Rehabilitation
 * Military & Security
 * Actuation & Manipulation
 * Consumer & Industrial
 * Best Practices and Experience Reports
Robot Technologies
 * Robust and Reliable Robotics Technologies
 * Resource Aware Algorithms
 * Power & Communications
 * Sensing
 * Software Development Tools

TePRA Conference Committee invites robotics researchers, developers, engineers, scientists and industry representatives to submit their contributions (full paper or poster). Detailed instructions for submissions can be found on the conference website. Exhibit and demonstration opportunities are available. TePRA will also feature a college-level student robotics competition for which prizes will be awarded to top teams.


Conference Chairs:
 Helen Greiner, CyPhy Works
 Michael Gennert, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Technical Program Chair: 
 Taskin Padir, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Conference Secretary: 
 William Agassounon, Textron Defense Systems

Sponsored and Organized by:
 IEEE Boston Section
 Worcester Polytechnic Institute
 IEEE Women in Engineering

Taskin Padir, PhD
Assistant Professor
Robotics Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
E-mail: tpadir at wpi.edu,
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