[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] WAFR 2014 Registration

H. Levent Akin akin at boun.edu.tr
Fri Jun 6 05:17:09 PDT 2014

Dear Robotics Researchers,

Registration and accommodation information for WAFR 2014 are now available
at the workshop website:


We look forward to seeing you at Bogazici University!


11th International Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics

August 3-5, 2014

Bogazici University

Istanbul, Turkey



The International Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics
(WAFR) is a single-track workshop devoted to recent advances on algorithmic
problems in robotics. The workshop proceedings will be published in a
hardcover volume in the Springer STAR series, and selected papers will be
invited for publication in a special issue of the International Journal of
Robotics Research.

Robot algorithms are a fundamental component of robotic systems. These
algorithms process inputs from sensors that provide noisy and partial data,
build geometric and physical models of the world, plan high-and low-level
actions at different time horizons, and execute these actions on actuators
with limited precision.  The design and analysis of robot algorithms raise
a unique combination of questions from many fields, including control
theory, computational geometry and topology, geometrical and physical
modeling, reasoning under uncertainty, probabilistic algorithms, game
theory, and theoretical computer science.


The focus of WAFR is on the design and analysis of robot algorithms from
both theoretical and practical angles. The topics of interest are very
broad. We encourage papers on fundamental algorithmic issues, such as
complexity, completeness, machine learning, probabilistic reasoning, and
new programming paradigms, to name a few. We also encourage papers on
applications of robot algorithms to important or new domains, such as
manufacturing, legged locomotion, distributed robotics, human-robot
interaction, surgical robots, intelligent prosthetics, and brain-controlled
robots. Furthermore, robot algorithms are being applied in domains beyond
the traditional scope of robotics, e.g., computational biology, computer
animation, sensor networks, etc.

WAFR 2014 will place strong emphasis on interactions and discussions among

We look forward to seeing you in Istanbul!

WAFR Co-Organizers:

Levent Akin, Nancy Amato, Volkan Isler and Frank van der Stappen

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