[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CALL FOR POSTERS: RSS-2015 Workshop on Combining AI Reasoning and Cognitive Science with Robotics

Esra Erdem esraerdem at sabanciuniv.edu
Wed May 20 02:39:36 PDT 2015


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CALL FOR POSTERS

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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


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IMPORTANT DATES

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Submission deadline: June 29, 2015

Notification of acceptance: July 3, 2015


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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

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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.


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CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

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    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


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SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

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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


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ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

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    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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