[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CFP (Deadline extension) IROS 2015 Workshop - The Path to Success: Learning from Failures in real Robots (FinE-R)

Aravind vijaravind at alumni.nus.edu.sg
Mon Jul 6 00:46:34 PDT 2015

** Extended Deadline **
     Call for papers

FinE-R 2015:
The Path to Success: Learning from Failures in real Robots

IROS 2015, October 2, Hamburg - Germany

Extended Submission Deadline: July 13, 2015 (midnight PST)

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Aim and Scope

Along the history there are many important discoveries that resulted
from long trials and error processes (e.g. the electric light bulb from
Edison) or from analyzing 'failed' results (e.g. the Michelson-Morley
experiment). In each case, the key contributor for the final success was
the willingness to learn from previous mistakes and to share the gained
experience with the research community.

The path to progress in the field of robotics is not free of failures
and caveats. These failures provide valuable lessons and insights on
future approaches by analyzing errors and finding methods to avoid them.
As such, the robotics community could benefit from the experience of
those who had faced and overcome similar failures before.

The objective of this workshop is to provide a forum for researchers to
share their personal experiences on their 'failure to success'  stories,
to present what they have learnt, what others should avoid while
experimenting in similar context, providing tips for better research
practices and for creating more successful robots that meet people's

The topics of the workshop include, but are not restricted to:

* Analysis of failures when participating in robotic challenges
* Design of robust human-computer interfaces for robots
* When failure is not an option: creating an outstanding robot from
hardware to software
* The search for errors: benchmarking and tools for testing robots
* Avoiding common but frequently seen errors when deploying robots for
industrial or general public environments
* Advanced techniques for failure recovery and troubleshooting
* Matching the expectations and needs of industries and consumers with
the current technology
* Alternatives to techniques and algorithms that are prone to fail
* The keys for successful research projects and proposals on robotics
* Analysis of failed results and projects when using smart algorithms,
well-established techniques or brilliant designs

Submission Information

All papers must be written in English and submitted electronically in
PDF format that has to conform to the manuscript preparation guidelines
(http://ras.papercept.net/conferences/support/support.php). All papers
are reviewed using a single-blind review process. The paper extension
should be no less than 4 pages and not more than 8 pages, excluding
references. The organizing committee is managing to publish selected
best papers in a well-known journal (more information will be provided

The papers should be submitted via EasyChair to

Important Dates

Extended submission deadline: July 13, 2015 (midnight PST)
Notification of acceptance: August 10
Camera ready submission: August 21
Workshop day: October 2


Luis Fernando D'Haro
SERC Robotics Program, A*STAR
Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
luisdhe at i2r.a-star.edu.sg

Andreea Ioana Niculescu
SERC Robotics Program, A*STAR
Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore

Aravindkumar Vijayalingam
TUM CREATE, Singapore

Current Program Committee in alphabetical order

     Aamir Ahmad, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics,
Tübingen, Germany
     Marcelo Ang, National University of Singapore, Singapore
     Rafael E. Banchs, Human Language Technologies - A*STAR, Singapore
     Antonio Bandera, University of Malaga, Spain
     Pablo Bustos, Universidad de Extremadura, Spain
     John-John Cabibihan, Qatar University, Qatar
     Raffaella Carloni, University of Twente, Netherlands
     Chih-Hong Cheng, ABB, Germany
     Luis Fernando D'Haro, SERC Robotics Program - A*STAR, Singapore
     Gamini Dissanayake, University of Technology, Sydney (Australia)
     Ismael GarcГ­a-Varea, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
     Marco Antonio Gutierrez Giraldo, Robolab, Universidad de
extremadura, Spain
     Martin Hägele, Head of Department Robotics and Assistive Systems,
Fraunhofer IPA, Germany
     Haizhou Li, Human Language Technologies - A*STAR, Singapore
     Dilip Kumar Limbu, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
     Luis J. Manso, University of Extremadura, Spain
     Jose Moreno, University of Extremadura, Spain
     Omar Mubin, University of Western Sydney, HCI & Robotics
     Suraj Nair, TUM, Germany
     Andreea Ioana Niculescu, SERC Robotics Program - A*STAR, Singapore
     Pedro Nuñez, University of Extremadura, Spain
     Helmuth Radrich, KUKA, Augsburg, Germany
     Eloy Retamino, TUM CREATE, Singapore
     Markus Rickert, Fortiss, Germany
     Sean Sabastian, SIMTech - A*STAR, Singapore
     Eduardo B. Sandoval, University of Canterbuy HIT Lab NZ
     Allison Sauppé, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, USA
     Yeow Kee Tan, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
     Keng Peng Tee, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
     Aravindkumar Vijayalingam, TUM CREATE, Singapore
     Martin Wojtczyk, Baylabs, California (USA)
     Thilo Zimmermann, GPS Stuttgart, Germany

Aravind Vijayalingam
TUM CREATE, Singapore
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