[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] *REMINDER* Call for Contributions - ICRA 2015 Workshop on Asymmetry in Distributed Robotics

Ryan Williams rkwillia at usc.edu
Tue Apr 7 07:06:10 PDT 2015

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS for the Interactive Poster Session

ICRA 2015 Workshop:
"Taxonomies of Interconnected Systems: Asymmetric Interactions in Distributed Robotics"
Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 8:30am-12:00pm, Seattle, USA


Poster abstract submission: April 15th, 2015
Notification of acceptance: May 1st, 2015


Interconnected robotic systems have become the focus of intense investigation, primarily due to the promise of adaptability and scalability compared to single-robot solutions.  However, the study of interconnected systems is remarkably complex and susceptible to fragmentation due to the diverse research communities involved.  Both a high level view of the fundamental topics that drive interconnected systems, and a fine-grained understanding of each topic is required to make progress in the field, and to provide an accessible starting point to new research.  To this end, we have initiated a series of workshops, each addressing topics that underlie crucial, and yet common, aspects of theory and application in multi-robot systems.  This workshop, the second in the series, focuses on asymmetry in multi-robot systems.  While symmetry alleviates analytical issues and allows for sound theoretical conclusions, symmetric models can be poor representations of reality, where asymmetries for example in communication, mobility, and sensing are often present.  This workshop therefore highlights the asymmetric necessities of multi-robot theory and application, with the goal of moving towards realistic collaborative systems.  More broadly, this workshop features contributions on the lack of equivalence among components of interconnected systems, the inherent difficulties, and the novel solutions that arise.


For details refer to: http://asimov.usc.edu/~rkwillia/ws/icra15/program.html


Authors are required to submit Extended Abstracts (1-2 pages) in PDF format, following the standard ICRA style for the layout, to be presented in a poster format. Contributions should be sent to rkwillia at usc.edu<mailto:rkwillia at usc.edu> by April 15th, 2015. All contributions will undergo a review by the organizers.


Ryan K. Williams, University of Southern California
Andrea Gasparri, Roma Tre University, Italy
Gaurav Sukhatme, University of Southern California

** This workshop is sponsored by the RAS Technical Committee on Multi-Robot Systems:  http://www.multirobotsystems.org/.

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