[robotics-worldwide] [euRobotics-dist] [meetings] Call for Contributions - 1st Workshop on Intelligent Robot Assistants (IRAS) in conjunction with IAS-13, July 15-19, 2014 Padova, Italy

Dimitris Chrysostomou dimi at m-tech.aau.dk
Fri Mar 14 04:32:50 PDT 2014

[apologies for duplicate messages]

*** First Call for Contributions ***

We would like to invite you to contribute to the IAS13 Workshop on “Intelligent Robot Assistants: from household chores to industrial applications”

* Wokshop Homepage http://www.iras2014.aau.dk
* IAS Conference HomePage http://www.ias-13.org<http://www.ias-13.org/>

*** Motivation & Objectives ***

The technological shift from classical industrial robots, which are safely kept behind fences, to robots which are used in close collaboration with humans, is facing major challenges that need to be overcome. The increasing need to automate daily household chores, to provide assistance to our elderly population and to improve the accuracy and efficiency of industrial tasks is driving the development of human-friendly robot assistants in numerous domains. The recent evolution of robot assistants such as Little Helper, PR2, Baxter, omniRob, Justin, iCub and HRP4 indicates that the era when an intelligent robot will be our personal assistant in various everyday tasks is close.

This IAS workshop aims at bringing together experts from academia and industry from relevant disciplines that would exchange ideas and discuss their success stories with intelligent robot assistants in various fields, from household applications and health care to security and industrial robot co-workers. We warmly welcome your participation and your contribution of an extended abstract presenting your ongoing research.

*** Topics (not limiting) ***

  *   Mobile and automated manipulation systems
  *   Learning by demonstration, learning by instruction
  *   Symbiotic and safe interaction between robots and humans
  *   Design and specification of robot skills
  *   Software engineering for robot assistants
  *   Robot co-workers in industrial settings
  *   Multi-modal human machine interfaces for assistive robotics
  *   Elderly care assistive robots
  *   Service robots for inspection, cleaning and maintenance
  *   Robot companions and personal robotics

*** Invited Speakers ***

Florentin Wörgötter (University of Göttingen, Germany)
Jeremy Wyatt (University of Birmingham, UK)
Marc Hanheide (University of Lincoln, UK)
Mustafa Suphi Erden (EPFL, Switzerland)

*** Key Dates ***

20 April 2014:        Submission of extended abstracts
20 May 2014:         Notification of Acceptance
15/18 July 2014:     Workshop date

*** Author Instructions ***

Participants are invited to submit extended abstracts of three pages, describing new and ongoing work or proposing future research directions with high relevance to intelligent robot assistants. The authors of the accepted extended abstracts will have the opportunity to discuss their results and give a talk at the workshop. Please prepare you contributions using the guidelines in the website.

*** Organizers ***

Simon Bøgh, (Aalborg University, Denmark)
Dimitrios Chrysostomou (Aalborg University, Denmark)
Hagen Langer, (University of Bremen, Germany)
Maria Elena Giannaccini, University of West of England, UK)

*** Contact & Questions ***

iras2014 at easychair.org<mailto:iras2014 at easychair.org>

See you all in Padova!

Dimitris Chrysostomou, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher

Robotics and Automation Group
Department of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

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