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

Aravind vijaravind at alumni.nus.edu.sg
Thu May 21 01:34:05 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/

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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

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
+ The search for errors: benchmarking and tools for testing robots
+ Avoiding common but frequently seen errors when deploying robots for
or general public environments
+ Advanced techniques for failure recovery and troubleshooting
+ Matching the expectations and needs of industries and consumers with
the current
+ 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

Important Dates

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


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)

Marcelo Ang, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Rafael E. Banchs, SERC Robotics Program, 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, Singapore
Gamini Dissanayake, University of Technology, Sydney (Australia)
Ismael Garcia-Varea, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Marco Antonio Gutierrez Giraldo, Robolab, Universidad de extremadura, Spain
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, Singapore
Pedro Nuñez, University of Extremadura, Spain
Eloy Retamino, TUM CREATE, Singapore
Markus Rickert, Fortiss, Germany
Sean Sabastian, Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology, Singapore
Eduardo B. Sandoval, University of Canterbury HIT Lab, New Zealand
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

Aravind Vijayalingam
TUM CREATE, Singapore
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