[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CfP: IROS workshop on Agri-Food Robotics

Kootstra, Gert gert.kootstra at wur.nl
Mon Jun 1 00:04:47 PDT 2015


IROS 2015 Full-Day Workshop on


at the 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) Hamburg, Germany Friday, October 2, 2015



This full-day workshop focuses on the intersection between robotic systems and the agricultural sector, with emphasis on food production (agri-food robotics). One of the main challenges in this field is to deal with the huge natural variability in agricultural products and environments, and the need for flexibility to perform different tasks. The workshop will focus on presenting and discussing the latest scientific and applied research on systems and methods to ensure that robots are equipped with the robustness and flexibility to deal with the variability. The workshop furthermore aims to give an overview of the state-of-the-art in the field and to discuss future directions, as well as to increase awareness of the scientific and societal challenges in agri-food robotics among robotic researchers, engineers, and practitioners in general.


- Submission of full-length paper (4-6 pages IROS style): July 5, 2015
- Notification of acceptance: July 31, 2015
- Submission of final paper: August 30, 2015
- Workshop: October 2, 2015

Every paper will be reviewed by at least two peers. The selection of accepted papers will be done by the organizing committee, based on the reviews. Contributions of highest quality will be selected for an oral presentations, others will be granted a poster presentation.

Further information about the workshop and author instructions are available at:


- Gert Kootstra, Wageningen University and Research Centre
- Yael Edan, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
- Eldert van Henten, Wageningen University and Research Centre
- Marcel Bergerman, IEEE TC on Agricultural Robotics and Automation, and Carnegie Mellon University


Dr. Gert Kootstra
Scientist Computer Vision and Robotics / Scientific Coordinator

Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research
Wageningen Campus, building 118
Bornse Weilanden 9
6708 WG  Wageningen
The Netherlands

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