[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] RSS 2015 Workshop on Combining AI Reasoning and Cognitive Science with Robotics Final Call for Submissions and Call for Participation

Michael Spranger micasprang at gmail.com
Mon Jun 22 05:15:37 PDT 2015


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
Submission deadline: June 29, 2015
Notification of acceptance: July 3, 2015


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.


Nancy Amato, Texas A&M University, USA
Gregory Dudek, McGill University, Canada
Fredrik Heintz, Linköpings Universitet, Sweden
Benjamin Kuipers, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
Jan Peters, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany
Helge Ritter, University of Bielefeld, Germany


Potential participants are invited to submit an extended abstract of one page, describing (i) specific questions and issues that the participants feel should be addressed, (ii) demonstration of a robotic application, system or tool, (iii) a technical communication aimed at describing recent developments and new projects.

All papers will be presented as posters 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


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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