[robotics-worldwide] Call for flash talks and Draft Program for RSS 2013 Workshop on Proposals for experimental protocols for Robotics Research

Fabio Bonsignorio fabio.bonsignorio at uc3m.es
Sun Jun 9 13:49:22 PDT 2013


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Dear All,

You are kindly invited to the the Workshop  on Proposals for
experimental protocols for Robotics Research to be held at RSS 2013,
http://roboticsconference.org,  in Berlin on June 27th.
Draft program and up to date information here:

http://www.heronrobots.com/EuronGEMSig/gem-sig-events/proposals-for-experimental-protocols-rr

This a cross (and hot) topic at the heart of robotic research
If you want to book a 3 min 'position' talk in advance just send a title
and a 100-200 words statement, critical voices are welcome.
The workshop will leave ample space for discussion after the presentations
and at the end.
We aim to an animate and effective discussion (probably continuing afte the
workshop itself)

This workshop aims to contribute to define viable procedures for the
replication of robotics research results and the best practice to
conduct experiments. As part of the experimental protocols we include
the procedures, data, code and hardware description. In the past years
a number of ideas on the topic have been proposed. The meeting will
consist of a guided discussion on the alternatives and will try to
reach a consensus on how to conduct significant experiments and make
them replicable.

In recent years the interest in experimental methodologies increased
dramatically within the robotics community, both from researchers,
aiming at more grounded and fast research advancement, and from public
funding agencies, according to the idea that good experimental
activities could reduce the gap between research and industrial
applications.

We believe that at this point we have mainly to agree on a number of
conventions, on data set, on code identification or sharing procedure,
on hardware identification or open sourcing, experimental ‘protocols’
etc.,   to facilitate result exchange and comparison.

Draft program

13:45 Introduction

14:00 Examples

14:00 FARSA: An Open Software Tool for Embodied Cognitive Science
G. Massera, T. Ferrauto, S. Nolfi
Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, CNR
O. Gigliotta
University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy

14: 30 Replicable Hands
L. Odhner, R. Ma,  A. Dollar.
University of Yale

15:00 Designing and evaluating comparable human injury analysis
experiments: towards an international effort for robot safety
standardization
S. Haddadin
DLR

15:30 Coffee Break

16:00 Replicable Measures of learning and mutual adaptation in assistive
robotics scalable autonomy systems
F. Bonsignorio
University Carlos III of Madrid and Heron Robots
M. Stoelen, V. Tejada, A. Jardon, C. Balaguer
University Carlos III of Madrid

16:30 Experiment design and result evaluation in HRI
A. Dragan, S. Srinivasa
Carnegie-Mellon University

17:00 Guided discussion (to continue after the workshop, too): which data?
which platform(s)? open source or mixed?


Contact person for all questions that may arise:

Fabio Bonsignorio

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Avda. Universidad, 30
28911 Leganés, Spain
Tel: +34 916246014
fabio.bonsignorio at uc3m.es


Organizers:

Fabio Bonsignorio
IEEE Senior member
Past Board Member European Robotics
Network EURON - Founding Past Director euRobotics aisbl

Co-Chair IEEE-TC PEBRAS
Co-Chair Euron SIG on Good Experimental Methodologies and Benchmarking
Professor, Banco de Santander Chair
of Excellence in Robotics
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Avda. Universidad, 30
28911 Leganés, Spain
Tel: +34 916246014
fabio.bonsignorio at uc3m.es
CEO
Heron Robots srl
V.R.Ceccardi 1/18, 16121 Genova,
Italy,
Tel: +39-339-8406011,
fabio.bonsignorio at heronrobots.com



Angel P. del Pobil, Ph.D,
Past Board Member European Robotics
Network EURON
Co-Chair IEEE-TC PEBRAS
Co-Chair Euron SIG on Good Experimental Methodologies and Benchmarking
Professor, Department of Engineering and Computer Science, Universitat
Jaume I
Director, UJI Robotic Intelligence
Laboratory
12071 Castellon, Spain,
Tel:+34-964-728293,
pobil at icc.uji.es



John Hallam,
Past Board Member European Robotics Network EURON - Founding Director
euRobotics aisbl
Co-Chair Euron SIG on Good Experimental Methodologies and Benchmarking
Mærsk-McKinney Møller Institute,
University of Southern
Denmark,
Odense, Denmark,
Tel: +45-65503546,
john at mmmi.sdu.dk2Founding Past Director euRobotics aisbl







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