[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for papers: RSS 2014 Workshop on Robot Makers: The future of digital rapid design and fabrication of robots (RoMa 2014), July 12, 2014, Berkeley, California

Nicola Bezzo nicbezzo at seas.upenn.edu
Thu Apr 24 13:42:11 PDT 2014


We are pleased to invite contributions in the form of full papers or extended abstracts for the RSS 2014 Workshop on Robot Makers (RoMa 2014).


TITLE

Robot Makers: The future of digital rapid design and fabrication of robots (RoMa 2014)


DATE AND LOCATION

Robot Makers: The future of digital rapid design and fabrication of robots will be held on July 12, 2014 in Berkeley, California, USA in conjunction with Robtics Science and Systems 2014.


IMPORTANT DATES

May 02 -- Submission Deadline
June 02 -- Acceptance Notification
July 12 -- 2014 RoMa Workshop in Berkeley, Ca
Workshop URL: http://www.seas.upenn.edu/~nicbezzo/RoMa2014/


ABSTRACT

A future enriched by personal on-demand programmable robots will require multi-disciplinary advancements across a range of areas. New algorithms and programming languages will be necessary to define, evaluate, and optimize specifications and designs. Similarly, new paradigms and tools will be needed for on-demand design generation and new fabrication methods will be needed to realize custom electromechanical devices. This interactive, multi-pronged workshop aims to draw a roadmap for the future of robot making.


CALL FOR PAPERS

We welcome both papers and extended abstract that contribute to the rapid digital fabrication, design, and programming of robotic systems. All submissions will receive standard reviews and will be evaluated in terms of significance, relevance, and technical quality. Accepted papers will be presented through a 25 minute oral presentation, while extended abstracts will be presented through a Pecha-Kucha style presentation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PechaKucha).


SUBMISSIONS

Submitted papers should be up to 6 pages in length; extended abstract should be up to 2 pages in length. Papers and abstracts should be uploaded via the RoMa2014 Submission Site (https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=roma2014). Paper templates are available at the conference website.   


LIST OF TOPICS

* Rapid Fabrication for Robotics;
* Personalized Robotics;
* Programming Languages for Robotics;
* Hardware/Software Codesign;
* Design Databases;
* 2D and 3D Printing of Robots;
* Robotics in Education; and
* Robotics in Art.


CONFIRMED INVITED SPEAKERS

* Prof. Vijay Kumar, UPenn
* Prof. Nikolaus Correll, CU Boulder
* Prof. Josh Bongard, UVM
* Prof. Mark Yim, UPenn
* Prof. Oleg Sokolsky, UPenn
* Prof. Rob Shepherd, Cornell


ORGANIZERS
* Ankur Mehta -- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
* Nicola Bezzo -- University of Pennsylvania
* Mike Tolley -- Harvard University
* Cagdas Onal -- Worcester Polytechnic Institute


King regards,
Nicola Bezzo

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Nicola Bezzo
PRECISE Center
University of Pennsylvania
nicbezzo at seas.upenn.edu



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