[robotics-worldwide] CFP: AAAI Workshop in Intelligent Robotic Systems

George Konidaris gdk at csail.mit.edu
Tue Mar 12 14:23:13 PDT 2013

The AAAI-13 Workshop on Intelligent Robotic Systems
July 14-15, 2013
Bellevue, Washington, USA
URL: http://people.csail.mit.edu/gdk/irs/



We invite contributions describing research aimed at developing 
intelligent robot systems, with an emphasis on complete systems that 
integrate AI techniques to achieve intelligent behavior.  Papers that 
provide a high-level overview of existing work or summarize the results 
of an extended research program along these lines are most welcome, as 
are papers that integrate two usually distinct areas of research.

Interested participants may submit either full-length papers (up to 6 
pages in AAAI format) or short papers/extended abstracts (2 pages) in 
PDF format to irs.aaai2013.ws at gmail.com.

-- Workshop Description --

Robots have long been imagined as mechanical workers, operating 
alongside us in our daily lives. However, if robots are to leave the 
confines of highly structured laboratory environments, and succeed at 
unstructured, everyday tasks, they will require substantial intelligence 
and dexterity. The problem of designing complete, intelligent robotic 
systems presents us with the opportunity to develop fully fledged agents 
that interact with the real world, and the challenge of coping with the 
complexity and uncertainty that such interaction entails.

However, the field of AI has fragmented into many challenging subfields 
that require and often reward isolation and specialization. 
Consequently, there is a lack of mainstream AI venues for publishing 
integrative research that combines techniques from multiple different 
fields to achieve a working robot system capable of complex behavior, 
addresses the technical challenges that such integration efforts 
present, and investigates the important research questions posed by such 
complex systems. Such research speaks to the original impulse behind AI, 
creates an immensely rich source of research questions that address 
real-world problems, and should be considered a valid endeavor in its 
own right.

In order to encourage the integration of various research streams from 
AI, robotics, and other relevant disciplines, this workshop aims to 
bring together a diverse and multidisciplinary group of researchers 
interested in designing intelligent robotic systems. The workshop will 
fall over two days, and include a poster session, discussion sessions, 
and invited talks in addition to the paper sessions.

-- Important Dates --

Submit manuscripts by: April 3, 2013
Acceptance notification: April 19, 2013
Camera-ready submission: May 9, 2013
Workshop: July 14-15, 2013

-- Organizing Committee  --

Byron Boots, University of Washington
Nick Hawes, University of Birmingham
Todd Hester, University of Texas at Austin
George Konidaris, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tekin Meriçli, Boğaziçi University
Lorenzo Riano, University of California, Berkeley
Benjamin Rosman, University of Edinburgh
Peter Stone, University of Texas at Austin


George Konidaris
Postdoctoral Associate, MIT CSAIL

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