[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for contributions - ICRA 2015 Workshop on Beyond Geometric Constraints

Jingjin Yu (JJ) jingjin at csail.mit.edu
Tue Feb 17 19:31:13 PST 2015

ICRA 2015 Workshop on Beyond Geometric Constraints: Planning for Solving
Complex Tasks, Reducing Uncertainty, and Generating Informative Paths &

May 30th, 2015, 1:30-5pm, Seattle, Washington

We solicit contributions, up to two pages in ICRA paper format excluding
references, to be presented at the workshop as posters. Selected
contributions will also be presented orally in a highlight session. Works
featuring recent or unpublished results are especially welcome. Suitable
topics include, but are not limited to:

- Perception, learning, and planning in cluttered and unstructured

- Integrated task and motion planning

- Informative path and policy planning

- Learning and prediction under motion and sensing uncertainty

- Model-based and model-free estimation and filtering

- Planning for perception

- Algorithmic development on POMDPs

- Solving cooperative tasks with homogeneous or heterogeneous robot teams

- Smart and information-aware planning and routing of vehicles

- Distributed decision making for solving complex tasks

To submit your contribution, please email a single PDF file to
jingjin at csail.mit.edu by 31 March 2015. Up-to-date information about the
workshop can be found at

Important dates:

31 March: workshop paper submission due

16 April: notification of acceptance

30 May: workshop in Seattle

Workshop mission:

The workshop will highlight the latest advances in resolving general
robotic planning problems that march beyond robot motion and path planning
under geometric and differential constraints. Equipped with a solid
foundation in solving fundamental tasks such sensing/perception and
decision making/motion planning, researchers have begun to tackle issues
that appear when multiple aspects of a task must be handled simultaneously
in an integrated application. Complex interactions frequently arise due to
non-linear dependencies between the sub-problems. Alternatively,
conflicting priorities may appear when multiple robots couple through
geometric, communication, and other resource-sharing induced constraints.
In recent years, efforts geared toward understanding such interactions have
begun to pay off, as will be made evident by the presentations at the
workshop. Nevertheless, much work remains to be done. Through invited
talks, interactive presentations of contributed work, and open discussion
sessions, the objective of the workshop is to bring together experts to
establish where we are at solving these general planning problems, reach a
better understanding of the inherent structures that give rise to complex
interactions in such problems, pinpoint the universal and immediate key
challenges that hinder the untangling of the interactions, and develop
ideas for new techniques and algorithmic solutions for solving these

Invited speakers (titles TBD):

Emilio Frazzoli (MIT)

Kris Hauser (Duke)

David Hsu (NUS)

Leslie Kaelbling & Tomas Lozano-Perez (MIT)

Vijay Kumar (UPenn)

Steve LaValle (UIUC)

Marco Pavone (Stanford)

Gaurav Sukhatme (USC)


Sertac Karaman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Daniela Rus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mac Schwager, Boston University

Jingjin Yu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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