[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CASE 2016 Workshop on "Automation for Warehouse Logistics"

Andrew Kimmel akimmel42 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 11 15:39:18 PDT 2016


CASE 2016 Workshop on Automation for Warehouse Logistics

August 21, 2016 (Full day)

Fort Worth, Texas

Workshop Website: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__awl2016.mit.edu_&d=DQIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=n5Wqls-rB2CUyRl-tx0MbgQjN4q2canQ_G2_CYIGXBg&s=oYaFsPmtlp8UhBQb2tDS-721PYGDQ4dVF6Ei23g3qA0&e= 



The CASE 2016 Workshop on Automation for Warehouse Logistics (AWL) will
bring together both academia and industry researchers who are working on
applications of warehouse automation, which lies at the intersection of
robotics, vision/perception, and grasping/manipulation.  The primary goal
of this workshop is to provide industrial representatives the opportunity
to describe their needs, and academia to describe new tools and
capabilities that they can provide. Furthermore, this workshop is an
opportunity to introduce researchers into this area and foster
collaboration so as to improve the state-of-the-art in warehouse
automation. It also provides a venue to communicate lessons learned by the
Amazon Picking Challenge, which can impact warehouse automation. The
workshop will include talks from both industrial and academic speakers, a
highlight video session showcasing some state-of-the-art developments in
this area,  as well as a panel discussion that will encourage interaction
between the participants.


All participants and interested parties, especially those that are unable
to join us at the workshop,  are encouraged to submit a 2 to 3 minute video
showcasing their work related to developments for automation in warehouses.
The accepted videos will be compiled and shown during the workshop in lieu
of a poster session.  Please send the video submissions to
awl2016.texas at gmail.com


The workshop will feature invited talks from a broad range of areas related
to the development of technologies and practical applications for picking
and transportation in warehouse automation. This will include topics such

Hardware platforms used in warehouse automation

Software architecture developed for warehouse automation

Perception challenges related to warehouse automation

Planning and control methodologies appropriate for warehouse automation

Grasping challenges arising from warehouse automation


Dinesh Manocha, Professor, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Alberto Rodriguez, Assistant Professor, MIT

Kostas Bekris, Associate Professor, Rutgers

Joey Durham, Manager of Research and Advanced Development at Amazon Robotics

Remus Boca, Senior Principal Scientist, Mechatronics and Sensors, ABB

Erik Nieves, Founder of Plus One Robotics

Jianxiong Xiao, Founder & CEO of AutoX

Michael Ferguson, CTO of Fetch Robotics

Ulf Hartmann, Sales & Marketing Director, UniGripper / Tepro Machine & Pac

Yasunori Kamiya, Team PFN Member, Preferred Networks

Anton Milan, Team NimbRo Picking Member, University of Bonn


Kostas Bekris  (Rutgers University)

Andrew Kimmel (Rutgers University)

Alberto Rodriguez  (MIT)

Peter Yu (MIT)

Andrew Kimmel, PhD Candidate
Computer Science, CBIM, Rutgers University
akimmel42 at gmail.com
andrew.kimmel at cs.rutgers.edu

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