[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Deadline Extended: 50th Anniversary of Shakey: Call for Submissions -- RSS 2015 Workshop / Blue Sky Ideas

Aaron Johnson amj1 at andrew.cmu.edu
Tue Jun 2 18:33:30 PDT 2015

Due to a delay in the publication of this CFP, we have extended the
deadline for the Blue Sky submission until Monday, June 8th. See
details below:

Dear colleagues,
 At a time when computers were room-sized, but had less than 1
megabyte of memory, the achievements of Shakey were extraordinary.
2015 marks the 50th anniversary of Shakey, a milestone in the
development of intelligent mobile robots.

With encouragement from the General Chair and Program Chair of RSS
2015, this workshop will join a series of events, organized by AAAI
and IEEE Robotics & Automation Society, to mark the anniversary,
establish closer collaborations between the robotics and artificial
intelligence communities, and encourage discussion of bold ideas
through a Blue Sky Idea Competition.

The workshop will include invited talks from Peter Hart (member of the
Shakey Team) and Kurt Konolige (co-creator of Flakey, Shakey’s
successor), a discussion with the two invited speakers as well
panelists Oussama Khatib, Tomas Lozano-Perez, Bruno Siciliano, and
Oliver Brock, and a “Blue Sky Talks Session” with presenters selected
from submitted contributions.

For the Blue Sky session we invite submissions of four page extended
abstracts describing new ideas / on-going work at the junction of AI
and robotics. The abstracts should describe and demonstrate the
application of novel ideas from fields such as (but not limited to)
search, planning, motion and manipulation, perception, machine
learning, human-robot interaction and collaboration, and natural
language processing for robotics. In the spirit of celebrating
Shakey's 50th anniversary, we highly encourage a working demonstration
on a real robot.

We especially encourage students to submit. The best submissions will
be selected for presentation during the workshop. Abstracts will be
judged based on novelty of the proposed approach, clarity of
presentation, quality and reliability of demonstrations on a real
robot, and the potential to have major impact in one or more areas of
robotics research.

The top three submissions will win travel awards, generously provided
by the Computing Community Consortium (CCC), of $1,000, $750, and
$500, respectively.

Final instructions for poster presentations and talks will be posted
on the workshop website after decision notifications have been made.
Accepted abstracts will also be digitally archived on the workshop

Important Dates:
Submission deadline: June 8, 2015
Acceptance notification: June 15, 2015
Workshop date: morning of July 16, 2015

Workshop Website: http://rll.berkeley.edu/RSS2015-BlueSky-Shakey/

Workshop Organizers:
Pieter Abbeel (UC Berkeley),
Sidd Srinivasa (CMU),
Sachin Patil (UC Berkeley),
Aaron Johnson (CMU)

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