[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CfP: IROS'2014 Workshop Robot Manipulation: What has been achieved and what remains to be done?
erol at ceng.metu.edu.tr
Mon Jul 7 10:37:25 PDT 2014
We are seeking 3-page abstracts on robot manipulation by August 3rd.
Erol Sahin and Siddhartha Srinivasa
Robot Manipulation: What has been achieved and what remains to be done?
Research on robot manipulation has achieved important theoretical and
technical advances within the last 50 years. Robot manipulators
operating within factories has long been a key element of industrial
manufacturing, and is regarded as a success story for robotics. However,
the competency of robots in manipulation tasks to be carried out in
unstructured and dynamic human environments is still far below of
expectations. Although major advances have taken place on many fronts,
ranging from the mechatronic design of manipulators to the development
of methods in perception, planning and learning, robotic manipulation
still remains as a major challenge. Successful demonstrations in
specific tasks such as folding a towel folding or grasping a bottle from
fridge, has not yielded general and integrated manipulation systems that
can operate with to novel objects, in new environments and novel tasks
The objective of the workshop is to discuss, understand and underline
the key challenges inherent in robot manipulation that prevented its
transition towards becoming a technology. Towards this end, the workshop
will host invited lectures that will provide a historical evolution of
ideas in robot manipulation, stating what has been achieved and what
remains as challenges for future research.
* Robert D. Howe, Harvard University
* Jean-Paul Laumond, LAAS
* Tomas Lozano-Perez, MIT
* Matt Mason, Carnegie Mellon University
* Stefan Schaal, University of Southern California
Call for papers:
We seek research papers reporting results about the recent advances in
the state-of-the-art robot manipulation in different, and preferably
radical, ways. We encourage preliminary results and position papers on
algorithms and systems that enable real-world robotic manipulation. We
expect the initial submission to be an extended abstract up to 3 pages
long, in standard two-column IEEE format. Each submission will receive
two reviews from the program committee. Accepted final submissions can
be up to 6 pages long and will be hosted on the web page. Please email
submissions to erol at ceng.metu.edu.tr with the subject line "Manipulation
Full paper submission: August 3, 2014
Notification of acceptance: August 14, 2014
Final papers due : August 31, 2014
Workshop: September 14, 2014
Erol Sahin, Middle East Techical Univ and Carnegie Mellon Univ.
Siddhartha Srinivasa, Carnegie Mellon Univ.
Organization of this workshop is supported by the IEEE RAS Mobile
Manipulation Technical Committee and the Marie Curie IOF project titled
"Towards Better Robot Manipulation: Improvement through Interaction"
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