[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] ICRA 2014: two joint half-day workshops on Multiple Robot Systems

Antonio Franchi afranchi at laas.fr
Fri May 30 03:10:58 PDT 2014


Dear ICRA 2014 Attendees,

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate to the:

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Two joint half-day workshops on 
*Multiple Robot Systems*

Sunday June 1st, 2014, 9am to 6pm
Room S426, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Joint program: http://tinyurl.com/ludvon4
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Morning Workshop (9am—12.30am):

*Crossing the Reality Gap: Control, Human Interaction and 
Cloud Technology for Multi- and Many- Robot Systems*

http://www.arscontrol.unimore.it/icra14/

*Organizers*
Lorenzo Sabattini — Univ. of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
M. Ani Hsieh — Drexel Univ., USA
Frank Ehlers — Naval Technology and Research, Germany
Joey Durham — Kiva Systems, USA
Donald Sofge — Naval Research Laboratory, USA
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Afternoon Workshop (2am—6am):

*On the Centrality of Decentralization in Multi-robot Systems:
Holy Grail or False Idol?*

http://homepages.laas.fr/afranchi/events/icra2014mrs

*Organizers*
Antonio Franchi — LAAS-CNRS, France
Paolo Robuffo Giordano — CNRS at IRISA, France
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Invited speakers:

Filippo Arrichiello / Gianluca Antonelli (University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Italy)
Kostas Bekris (Rutgers University, USA)
Tim Chung (Naval Postgraduate School, USA)
Joey Durham (Kiva Systems, USA)
Norihiro Hagita (ATR, Japan)
Alcherio Martinoli (EPFL, Switzerland)
Sarthak Misra (Univ. of Twente, Netherlands)
Edwin Olson (Univ. of Michigan, USA)
Stergios Roumeliotis (University of Minnesota, USA)
Lorenzo Sabattini (Univ. of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy)
Cristian Secchi (Univ. of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy)
Dezhen Song (Texas A&M Univ., USA)
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Full Schedule of the two joint Workshops
http://tinyurl.com/ludvon4

09.00 - 09.10 Welcome

09.10 - 09.30 Dezhen Song (Texas A&M Univ., USA) Cloud Mediated Nature Observation
09.30 - 09.50 Norihiro Hagita (ATR, Japan) Robotic Services for Super-Aging Society Service Development with Cloud Networked Robotics Technologies
09.50 - 10.10 Edwin Olson (Univ. of Michigan, USA) Multi-Robot Systems and Communications Limits
10.10 - 10.30 Joey Durham (Kiva Systems, USA) Controlling Many Robots in Many Warehouses

10.30 - 11.00 Coffee Break & Interactive Session (program below)

11.00 - 11.20 Tim Chung (Naval Postgraduate School, USA) Advanced Concepts and Field Experimentation of Large-Scale Aerial Many-Robot Systems
11.20 - 11.40 Cristian Secchi (Univ. of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy)  Passivity-based Teleoperation of Multi-Robot Systems with Time-Varying Topology
11.40 - 12.00 Sarthak Misra (Univ. of Twente, Netherlands) Wireless Control of Micro-Sized Magnetic Agents
12.00 - 12.20 Lorenzo Sabattini (Univ. of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy) Decentralized Control of Networked Systems for Setpoint Tracking

12.20 - 12.30 Concluding remarks

12.30 - 14.00 Lunch break

14.00 - 14.10 Welcome

14:10-14:50 Alcherio Martinoli (EPFL, Switzerland) Modeling and Control of Distributed Stochastic Robotic Systems
14:50-15:30 Kostas Bekris (Rutgers University, USA) Properties of Planning Methods for Multi-Robot Systems

15.30 - 16.00 Coffee Break & Interactive Session (program below)

16:00-16:40 Stergios Roumeliotis (University of Minnesota, USA) Topic: Sensing and Estimation for Multi-robot Systems
16:40-17:20 Filippo Arrichiello (presenter) / Gianluca Antonelli (University of Cassino and Southern Lazio) Experiences of (de)centralized behavioral control for multi-robot systems

17:20 - 18:00 Panel discussion

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Interactive Sessions
Time: 10.30 - 11.00 and 15.30 - 16.00 (during the coffee break)

R. Grieder, J. Alonso-Mora, C. Bloechlinger, R. Siegwart and P. Beardsley (ETH Zurich, Disney Research center Zurich) Multi-robot Control and Interaction with a Hand-held Tablet

S. Kim, S. J. Guy, W. Liu, D. Wilkie, R. W. H. Lau, M. C. Lin and D. Manocha (Univ. of North Carolina, Univ. of Minnesota, City University of Hong Kong)
Predicting Pedestrian Trajectories for Robot Navigation

D. Sofge, M. Kuhlman, N. Sydney and D. Paley (Naval Research Laboratory, UMD) Mobile Autonomous Navy Teams for Information Surveillance and Search (MANTISS)

V. Digani, L. Sabattini, C. Secchi and C. Fantuzzi (Univ. of Modena and Reggio Emilia) Decentralized coordination enhanced by centralized information: multiple AGVs in industrial application

R. K. Williams, A. Gasparri, and G. S. Sukhatme (Univ. Southern California, Univ. Roma 3) Rigid Networks for Feasible Collaboration and a Taxonomy of Interconnected Systems

G. Gioioso, A. Franchi, G. Salvietti, S. Scheggi and D. Prattichizzo (University of Siena, Italy; IIT, Italy; LAAS-CNRS) A Tele-operated Swarm of UAVs for Cooperative Grasping and Manipulation

E. Castello, T. Yamamoto, Y. Nakamura and H. Ishiguro (Osaka University; CiNet)
Foraging in Real and Simulated environments for a Robotic Swarm based on an Adaptive Response Threshold Model

P. Stegagno, C. Massidda, and H. H. Bülthoff (MPI for Biol. Cybernetics) Object Recognition in Swarm Systems: Preliminary Results

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Best regards,
Lorenzo Sabattini, M. Ani Hsieh, Frank Ehlers, Joey Durham, and Donald Sofge
Antonio Franchi and Paolo Robuffo Giordano


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Dr. Antonio Franchi

Permanent CNRS Researcher (CR1)
LAAS-CNRS, Robotics and InteractionS group
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My last name pronunciation? 
IPA: ‘fraŋki, French/Spanish: franqui, English: fronki, German: franki
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