[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CFP RSS Workshop on Combining AI Reasoning and Cognitive Science with Robotics (Change of Deadline)

Michael Spranger micasprang at gmail.com
Sat Apr 18 17:55:28 PDT 2015


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CALL FOR PAPERS
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RSS-2015 Workshop on Combining AI Reasoning and Cognitive Science with 
Robotics
16 July 2015, Rome, Italy
URL: http://cogrobo.sabanciuniv.edu/?page_id=869

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IMPORTANT DATES
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Submission deadline: May 4, 2015
Notification of acceptance: May 13, 2015
Submission of camera ready copies: May 20, 2015

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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
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Successful deployment of robots in our society requires these systems to 
deal with high complexity and wide variability of their surroundings to 
perform typical everyday tasks in public spaces. As interaction with 
humans increases, so does the demand for sophisticated robotic 
capabilities associated with high-level cognitive functions. Combining 
results from the traditional robotics discipline (e.g., related to 
navigation, manipulation, perception, motion planning) with those from 
AI and cognitive science (e.g., planning, spatial/temporal reasoning, 
diagnosis, learning, natural language understanding) is thus essential 
for robotics. These synergies also benefit AI (e.g., as observed in 
recent advances in hybrid planning and spatial reasoning) and cognitive 
science (e.g., as observed in recent studies combining human and robot 
participants and the ongoing discussion in the HRI community on how 
humans perceive robots).

With these motivations, the workshop aims

*    to provide an informal platform for researchers to discuss the 
challenges and benefits of combining AI reasoning and cognitive science 
with robotics in various application areas such as service robotics, 
industrial robotics, medical robotics, etc.;

*   to exchange ideas about the future research directions that 
involve such synergies, considering all aspects of the theory and 
implementation of robotic systems in these applications.

We invite submissions of research papers from all researchers and 
practitioners interested in integration of AI and cognitive science with 
robotics.

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CONFIRMED SPEAKERS
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   Gregory Dudek, McGill University, Canada
   Fredrik Heintz, Linkopings Universitet, Sweden
   Benjamin Kuipers, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
   Jan Peters, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany
   Helge Ritter, University of Bielefeld, Germany

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SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
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Potential participants are invited to submit either

- a regular paper of 6 pages (i.e., a technical paper for describing 
technically sound, innovative ideas; an application paper, where the 
emphasis is on its impact on the robotic application domain; a 
system/tool paper, where the emphasis is on its novelty, practicality, 
usability and availability), or

-  a short paper of 2 pages (i.e., a position paper describing 
specific questions and issues that the participants feel should be 
addressed; a demo paper describing a demonstration of a robotic 
application, system or tool; a technical communication aimed at 
describing recent developments and new projects).

All papers will be presented during the workshop.

Submissions are accepted in PDF format only, using the RSS formatting 
guidelines.   The workshop contributions will be published electronically.

Please upload submissions to EasyChair at: 
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aicogscirobo2015

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ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
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Patrick Beeson, TRACLabs Inc., USA
Esra Erdem, Sabanci University, Turkey
Volkan Patoglu, Sabanci University, Turkey
Ron Petrick, University of Edinburgh, UK
Michael Spranger, Sony CSL, Japan


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