[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Trailer of DARS 2016 (Nov 6-9, 2016, Natural History Museum, London)

Roderich Gross r.gross at sheffield.ac.uk
Sat Nov 5 16:42:35 PDT 2016

Showcasing a selection of the research presented at the
13th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems
Nov 6-9, 2016. Natural History Museum, London, UK

Link to the trailer:

More to see at DARS - 51 presentations from 17 countries, including 4
keynotes by:
-  Nikolaus Correll (University of Colorado Boulder): Material-integrated
intelligence for robot autonomy
-  Vijay Kumar (University of Pennsylvania): Coordination, cooperation, and
collaboration in multi-robot systems
-  James AR Marshall (University of Sheffield): Go to the bee and be wise:
Swarm engineering inspired by house-hunting honeybees
-  Katia Sycara (Carnegie Mellon University): Robust human control of
multi-robot swarms

Full program and conference booklet available online:

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We invite journalists to cover DARS 2016. For details:

IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (technical co-sponsorship)
IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Multi-Robot Systems (technical support)
Vicon Motion Systems (Platinum)
RS Components (Gold)
Amazon Robotics, Elsevier, Frontiers in Robotics and AI, K-Team, Rahal
Technology (Silver)
IET, Springer (Bronze)

We warmly invite you to participate in DARS 2016. Now in its 13th edition,
DARS provides a forum for scientific advances in the theory and practice of
distributed autonomous robotic systems.

Distributed robotics is an interdisciplinary and rapidly growing area,
combining research in computer science, communication and control systems,
and electrical and mechanical engineering. Distributed robotic systems can
autonomously solve complex problems while operating in highly unstructured
real-world environments. They are expected to play a major role in
addressing future societal needs, for example, by improving environmental
impact assessment, food supply, transportation, manufacturing, security,
and emergency and rescue services.

DARS 2016 will build upon past successes and provide an exciting
environment to present and discuss the latest technologies, algorithms,
system architectures, and applications. The single-track symposium features
a strong technical program, international keynote speakers, a welcome
reception in a beautiful Victorian townhouse, a banquet offering finest
Polish cuisine, and ample opportunity to network.

Fittingly, DARS 2016 will be located in the famed Natural History Museum in
London, a powerhouse of scientific enquiry and a voice of authority on the
natural world. Its central location in London will give you the opportunity
to explore the fabulous Kensington neighborhood, and provide easy access to
the wider London area.

DARS 2016 is above all a social event for the advancement of knowledge in
distributed autonomous robotic systems. Social events will include a
welcome reception, poster & lunch sessions, a banquet and the presentation
of the awards:

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Advisory Committee
Hajime Asama - University of Tokyo, Japan
Marcelo H Ang - National University of Singapore
Tamio Arai - University of Tokyo, Japan
Raja Chatila - UPMC, France
Gregory S Chirikjian - Johns Hopkins University, USA
Young-Jo Cho - ETRI, South Korea
Nak Young Chong - JAIST, Japan
Nikolaus Correll - University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Ruediger Dillmann - KIT, Germany
Toshio Fukuda - Nagoya University, Japan
Maria Gini - University of Minnesota, USA
M Ani Hsieh - Drexel University, USA
Alcherio Martinoli - EPFL, Switzerland
Francesco Mondada - EPFL, Switzerland
Lynne E Parker - University of Tennessee, USA

General Chair
Roderich Gross - The University of Sheffield, UK

General Co-Chair
Andreas Kolling - iRobot, USA

Technical Program Co-Chairs
Spring M Berman - Arizona State University, USA
Emilio Frazzoli - MIT, USA
Alcherio Martinoli - EPFL, Switzerland
Fumitoshi Matsuno - Kyoto University, Japan

Publication Chair
Melvin Gauci - Harvard University, USA

Publicity Chair
Sabine Hauert - University of Bristol, UK

Local Organization Team
Louise A Caffrey - The University of Sheffield, UK
Ana MacIntosh - The University of Sheffield, UK
Stefan Trenkwalder - The University of Sheffield, UK

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