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

Aravind vijaravind at alumni.nus.edu.sg
Fri Jun 26 09:02:23 PDT 2015


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

IROS 2015, October 2, Hamburg

Submission Deadline: July 6

Website: http://finer-iros2015.appspot.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/irosfiner
Twitter: https://twitter.com/IROS_FinER (@IROS_FinER)


Aim and Scope

Along the history there are many important discoveries that resulted from long
trial and error processes (e.g. the electric light bulb from Edison) or from
analysing *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 analysing 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 the expectations of people.

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 later).


The papers should be submitted via
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=finer2015


Important Dates

Submission deadline: July 6
Notification of acceptance: August 10
Camera ready submission: August 21
Workshop day: October 2


Organizers

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 (updated list on the website)

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, Fraunhofer IPA, Germany

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Aravind Vijayalingam
TUM CREATE, Singapore
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