[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] IEEE CDC Workshop WS17 on “Perception, Control and Planning for Agile Autonomous Agents”

Tsiotras, Panagiotis tsiotras at gatech.edu
Wed Nov 2 10:54:57 PDT 2016

We are organizing a workshop as part of the 2016 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control to be held in Las Vegas from 11-14 of December. The details of the workshop are given below.

Organizers: Panagiotis Tsiotras, Evangelos Theodorou, Eric Feron

Speakers (in alphabetical order): Eric Feron (Georgia Tech), Laurent Itti (USC), Sertac Karaman (MIT), Giuseppe Loianno (UPenn), Marco Pavone (Stanford),  Jim Rehg (Georgia Tech), Evangelos Theodorou (Georgia Tech),  Panagiotis Tsiotras (Georgia Tech)

Description: Despite the great success in recent years in the area of perception and control of autonomous vehicles, most of the developed algorithms to date are limited to vehicles operating at low-to-moderate speeds and insider relatively structured environments. Agility and maneuverability or operating in highly uncertain and dynamically changing environments requires sensing and execution at much shorter time scales than what is currently common practice. Enabling “aggressive agility” and extreme maneuvering of highly nonlinear aerial or ground autonomous vehicles induces major challenges in closing the perception/action loop. New algorithms and methodologies are needed to tackle this problem and these methodologies most likely will span diverse areas beyond control theory: machine learning, artificial intelligence, real-time algorithms, information theory, compressive sensing, etc. Certifying and validating such algorithms is also a major challenge.

The objective of this workshop is twofold: the first objective is to report on current advances in the area of perception, planning, and control to enable “aggressive agility” for autonomous agents; the second objective is to bring together - in the same room - researchers from a diverse set of disciplines (e.g., computer vision, robotics, machine learning, control theory, identification, communication) who are interested in this topic for a free exchange of ideas. Arguably, similar questions and problems are encountered (often disguised) in many other engineering applications. It is therefore imperative to start a more direct exchange of ideas and available methodologies between researchers from different fields working on similar problems.

Targeted Audience: Control researchers who work in sensing, planning, or real-time embedded implementations and nonlinear control synthesis; Computer vision researchers interested in information-theoretic, active perception and attention mechanisms; Robotics researchers interested in nonlinear dynamics, stochastic optimal control and closure of perception/action loops in real-time for agile agents.

The workshop will take place on Sunday, December 11th 2016, at the Aria Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, USA.

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Panagiotis Tsiotras
College of Engineering Dean’s Professor
Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering
Associate Director for Research, Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-050, USA
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