[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for Papers: ICRA 2015 Workshop on Optimal Robot Motion Planning

Andrew Dobson chuples.dobson at cs.rutgers.edu
Sun Mar 29 15:57:53 PDT 2015


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                          ** CALL FOR PAPERS **

              IROS Workshop on Optimal Robot Motion Planning
           http://www.pracsyslab.org/icra15work_optimal_planning
                      Seattle WA, USA, May 30, 2015
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Topic and Objectives
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As modern robots address real-world problems in dynamic, unstructured,
and open environments, a key requirement is the ability to quickly plan
highly efficient motions. There has been recent renewed interest and a
growing variety of methods for motion planning, which vary in terms of
their optimality properties. In particular:

   - Search-based methods typically operate over a discretization of
   a continuous configuration space. They provide optimal paths over
   the discretization but they face challenges in scaling to
   higher-dimensions. Recent developments, however, have shown
   promise in solving manipulation challenges.
   - Sampling-based planners have traditionally focused on quickly
   finding a feasible but sub-optimal collision-free path in
   geometrically complex scenes for high-dimensional systems.
   Recently the focus has shifted towards also achieving asymptotic
   optimality.
   - Optimization-based solutions solve motion-planning queries with
   high quality paths quickly. While the methodology does not
   guarantee global optimality, recent techniques exhibit good
   experimental performance and desirable trade-offs in terms of
   path quality and computational overhead.

This workshop aims to bring together researchers from these different
areas to establish the state-of-the-art and identify new opportunities
at the intersection of existing solutions. The objective is
methodologies with stronger guarantees, improved experimental
performance and which address increasingly more complex challenges for
real-world robots.

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Important Dates
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Paper submission: Friday, April 24, 2015
Notification of acceptance: Friday, May 8, 2015
Workshop Date: May 30, 2015

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Submissions
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Submissions will be in the form of extended abstracts, with maximum length
2 (two) pages. Papers should be submitted via the EasyChair website:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wormp2015
All papers should be typeset in the AAAI style, described at:
http://www.aaai.org/Publications/Author/author.php
removing AAAI copyright.

The organizers will investigate the availability of journal editors in
order to invite higher quality papers from the workshop to a special issue
or post-proceedings volume.

Any additional questions can be directed towards the workshop organizers.

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Organization Chairs
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Chris Dellin
Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania USA
cdellin/at/cs.cmu.edu

Andrew Dobson
Rutgers University, New Jersey USA
chuples.dobson/at/cs.rutgers.edu

Kostas Bekris,
Rutgers University, New Jersey USA
kostas.bekris/at/cs.rutgers.edu

Siddhartha Srinivasa
Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania USA
siddh/at/cs.cmu.edu

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Additional Program Committee Members
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Marco Pavone (Stanford, California USA)
Michael Gleicher (University of Wisconson, Wisconson USA)
Katsu Yamane (Disney Research)

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Tentative Schedule
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[8:15am - 8:25am] Opening Remarks

[8:25am - 9:50am] Session A: On Alternative Foundational Methods and
Optimality Guarantees
[9:50am - 10:00am] Spotlight presentations

[10:00am - 10:30am] Interactive session - coffee break

[10:30am - 12:00pm] Session B: On Experimental Performance and Real-World
Challenges
[12:00pm - 12:30pm] Panel Discussion

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Speakers & Panelists
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*Invited Speakers:*
Ron Alterovitz (University of North Carolina, North Carolina USA)
Dmitry Berenson (Worchester Polytechnic Institute, Massachusetts USA)
Dan Halperin (Tel-Aviv University, Israel)
Kris Hauser (Duke University, North Carolina USA)
Hanna Kurniawati (University of Queensland, Australia)
Maxim Likhachev (Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania USA)
Marco Pavone (Stanford, California USA)

*Panelists:*
Dan Halperin (Tel-Aviv University, Israel)
David Hsu (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Lydia Kavraki (Rice University, Texas USA)
Steve LaValle (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois USA)
Katsu Yamane (Disney Research)

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Andrew Dobson, MS
http://pracsyslab.org/


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