[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] 2nd CFP: RSS '16 Workshop on Task and Motion Planning

Neil T. Dantam ntd at rice.edu
Mon Apr 25 14:54:42 PDT 2016


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*              RSS 2016                *
* Workshop on Task and Motion Planning *
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Key Facts
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RSS 2016 Workshop, June 19, 2016
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Submission Deadline: May 07, 2016 (AoE)
Notification:        May 15, 2016

URL: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.kavrakilab.org_2016-2Drss-2Dworkshop_&d=CwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=muqen30Aown_k8eOyXTQGrZog1bAJWFmyeTm1fQIDrQ&s=2pLqGKKYs_bGXi6YLA9c-vptCZceeMAEbOhvdPRfirE&e= 

Organizers
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Neil T. Dantam, Swarat Chaudhuri, Moshe Y. Vardi, and Lydia E. Kavraki

Description
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Complex physical action requires robots to identify not only the paths
to reach objects, but also which objects to reach, in what order, and
what style of action to perform. Such decisions combine the need for
continuous, collision-free motion planning with the discrete actions
of task planning. Efficient algorithms exist to solve these parts in
isolation; however, integrating task and motion planning presents
algorithmic challenges in generality, scalability, completeness.

Challenges in task and motion planning arise from the interaction of
task and motion layers. Task actions affect motion planning
feasibility, and motion plan feasibility dictates the ability to
perform task actions. Current work on task and motion planning has
achieved good performance by focusing on specific types of actions or
solving expected-case scenarios, but achieving performant and complete
solutions in general domains is a continuing challenge.

Objectives
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The goal of this workshop is to highlight recent applications and
explore new methods for combining task and motion planning. We hope to
identify new abstractions and algorithms for complex robot
action. From this workshop, we expect participating researchers to
identify and address important challenges, techniques, and benchmarks
necessary for combining task and motion planning.

Invited Speakers
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- Pieter Abbeel (UC Berkeley)
   https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.cs.berkeley.edu_-7Epabbeel_&d=CwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=muqen30Aown_k8eOyXTQGrZog1bAJWFmyeTm1fQIDrQ&s=jbUTu_aLJdbaqv4IPYjnCQsLJWRpQpdy1cMVGhVsvTw&e= 

- Rachid Alami (LAAS)
   https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__homepages.laas.fr_rachid_&d=CwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=muqen30Aown_k8eOyXTQGrZog1bAJWFmyeTm1fQIDrQ&s=9K3YGEElTeG08Ie9psyR-DTmiyKOyK9108JD1bdMIk0&e= 

- Kris Hauser (Duke)
   https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__mems.duke.edu_faculty_kris-2Dhauser&d=CwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=muqen30Aown_k8eOyXTQGrZog1bAJWFmyeTm1fQIDrQ&s=Tk0uPCA1QqWEzfv4OrWPoMHZfGvY8o663LbFQK0lxdE&e= 

- Siddhartha Srinivasa (CMU)
   https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.cs.cmu.edu_-7Esiddh_&d=CwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=muqen30Aown_k8eOyXTQGrZog1bAJWFmyeTm1fQIDrQ&s=JHbeDaV1BFmDdb_5DL0HcYo747uAuWF04WCmThDMh6Y&e= 

- Hadas Kress-Gazit (Cornell)
   https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.mae.cornell.edu_people_profile.cfm-3Fnetid-3Dhk478&d=CwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=muqen30Aown_k8eOyXTQGrZog1bAJWFmyeTm1fQIDrQ&s=38-aYnyVOQAsSkz2y1kM6X_qP5V9NC0PH8Zrxd7IhmY&e= 

- Kostas Bekris (Rutgers)
   https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.pracsyslab.org_bekris&d=CwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=muqen30Aown_k8eOyXTQGrZog1bAJWFmyeTm1fQIDrQ&s=0at-LCM-aRTi95NPGbdwQPLZLHUx70PrKTEwxTJuZaM&e= 

- Esra Erdem (Sabanci)
   https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__people.sabanciuniv.edu_esraerdem_&d=CwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=muqen30Aown_k8eOyXTQGrZog1bAJWFmyeTm1fQIDrQ&s=oiub1Q_pf93qG8jIMBC3MZqiy6UNwnJMBuIkLXB0y6E&e= 

- James Kapinski (Toyota)

Topics
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The workshop will have ample time for poster presentation and
discussion.  We encourage posters on the following topics:

- Algorithms for task and motion planning
- Appropriate feedback between task and motion
   planners
- Heuristics for task and motion planning
- Task or Motion Plan Caching and Re-use
- Common formats for task and motion planning
- Software tools for task and motion planning
- Benchmarking task and motion planning
- Execution and control of task and motion plans
- Uncertainty in task and motion systems
- Handling uncontrollable agents / Reactive Synthesis

Format
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Please submit a 1-3 page abstract by May 07, 2016. Submissions should
be formatted according to the conference template and submitted via
email to rss2016workshop at kavrakilab.org. Accepted posters will be
notified by May 15, 2016.

More information at
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.kavrakilab.org_2016-2Drss-2Dworkshop_&d=CwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=muqen30Aown_k8eOyXTQGrZog1bAJWFmyeTm1fQIDrQ&s=2pLqGKKYs_bGXi6YLA9c-vptCZceeMAEbOhvdPRfirE&e= 


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