[robotics-worldwide] Call for Participation: RSS 2013 Workshop on Manipulation with Uncertain Models

Megha Gupta meghagup at usc.edu
Wed Jun 19 11:40:07 PDT 2013


We invite you to the RSS 2013 Workshop on Manipulation with Uncertain
Models.

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The workshop will consist of six invited talks, an interactive poster
session for seven contributed papers, and a debate to encourage a
discussion and an exchange of ideas between participants.

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Location and Date
Our workshop will be held during the RSS 2013 conference in Berlin,
Germany, on June 28.

Invited Talks

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   Stan Birchfield, Clemson University
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   Dmitry Berenson, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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   Oliver Brock, Technical University of Berlin
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   Danica Kragic, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
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   Marc Toussaint, University of Stuttgart
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   Dieter Fox, University of Washington

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Debate Panel

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   Dmitry Berenson, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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   Jeannette Bohg, Max-Planck-Institute for Intelligent Systems
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   Ashutosh Saxena, Cornell University
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   Mike Stilman, Georgia Tech

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Motivation and Objectives

The goal of this workshop is to look at recent advances in real-world
manipulation. Manipulation under uncertainty requires new capabilities in
perception, planning, and motion control. More importantly, these
capabilities must be integrated together into a single working system,
capable of handling uncertainty in each component. The focus will be on
research involving complete systems and a strong experimental component. We
would also like to emphasize the importance of building a unified framework
to address uncertainty in manipulation.

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To this end, this workshop will:

• Bring together interested researchers and a set of distinguished speakers
to present the latest research in real-world manipulation under uncertainty;

• Provide an interactive platform for researchers to exchange ideas through
a poster session;

• Conduct a debate for a fruitful discussion about the pros and cons of
various approaches, to highlight methods and techniques that work best for
autonomous manipulation in the real world, to comment on open problems in
the area, and to shape the roadmap of autonomous real-world manipulation
for the next few years.

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More information about the workshop can be found on our website:
http://personalrobotics.ri.cmu.edu/RSS2013Uncertainty/

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Organizers
Dov Katz (Carnegie Mellon University)

Megha Gupta (University of Southern California)

Mehmet Dogar (Carnegie Mellon University)

Jenny Barry (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Clemens Eppner (Technical University of Berlin)

Contact
Megha Gupta (meghagup at usc.edu)

Clemens Eppner (clemens.eppner at tu-berlin.de)


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