[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CFP: RSS 2014 Workshop on Human-Robot Collaboration for Industrial Manufacturing Workshop

Bilge Mutlu bilge at cs.wisc.edu
Sun Apr 20 16:48:38 PDT 2014

Call for Papers

RSS Workshop on Human-Robot Collaboration for Industrial Manufacturing
July 12, 2014, Berkeley, CA, USA
Held in conjunction with Robotics, Science, and Systems (RSS) 2014

Recent improvements in advanced robotic technology are opening up the
possibility of removing the cage around industrial robots and facilitate
one-to-one collaboration between human workers and their robotic
counterparts However, developing robotic systems that can serve as
effective teammates remains a challenge in both academia and industry. The
goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and industry
practitioners to forge interdisciplinary collaborations that translate
academic advancements into real systems.

This workshop will consist of invited talks from both Stefan Bartscher of
BMW and Aude Billard of EPFL, submitted paper presentations, a poster
session, and an open-topics panel with invited representatives from
industry and academia. To learn more about how to participate, visit

Topics of interest:
   -   Manufacturing safety
   -   Assembly and automation systems
   -   Skill acquisition and assistance
   -   Cooperative assembly in manufacturing
   -   Team formation
   -   Task planning
   -   Integrating collaborative robots
   -   Human-robot coordination
   -   Assistive robotics
   -   Flexible assembly
   -   Adoption of automated systems
   -   Multi-modal communication in HRI
   -   SLAM for dynamic environments
   -   Computer vision for robots tracking people and objects

Submission details:
We welcome submissions from both industry and academia in the form of both
white papers and research articles. Submissions should be 2-6 pages in the
RSS format. Authors of the best papers have an opportunity to give a formal
presentation during the workshop. Authors of all accepted papers will also
present their work at our interactive poster session during the workshop.
Submission details will be made available on the website.

Important dates:
16 May 2014 - Paper submission deadline
16 June 2014 - Notifications of acceptance
12 July 2014 - Workshop (Berkeley, CA)

Organizing Committee:
Allie Sauppé, University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA
Matthew Gombolay, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Julie Shah, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Bilge Mutlu, University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA

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