[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] workshop on grand challenges in robotic simulation at SIMPAR 2016

Evan Drumwright evan.drumwright at tri.global
Tue Oct 18 21:00:27 PDT 2016

We're very pleased to announce an exciting workshop on grand challenges in
robotic simulation at the IEEE International Conference for Simulation and
Programming for Autonomous Robots (SIMPAR), which is collocated with WAFR
this year in San Francisco.

Significant challenges clearly remain until simulation approaches become
sufficiently robust, fast, and accurate for the two key tasks of robotic
manipulation (including grasping) and locomotion. But what about after
those problems are “solved”? This workshop aims to discover the grand
challenges the simulation research community should tackle next.

Targeted participants
We aim to stimulate discussion between simulation researchers, roboticists
who use simulation for virtual testing, roboticists who use simulation to
generate data for machine learning methods, and roboticists who use
simulation for virtual prototyping.

Those roboticists who require simulations that have proven infeasible or
inefficient to model with existing software are particularly encouraged to

Attendees already committed
* Mihai Anitescu (Argonne National Labs)
* Matei Ciocarlie (Columbia)
* Sean Curtis (Toyota Research Institute)
* Evan Drumwright (Toyota Research Institute)
* Eitan Grinspun (Columbia University)
* John Hsu (Open Source Robotics Foundation)
* Claude Lacoursiere (Algoryx)
* Ming Lin (Univ. of North Carolina)
* Dan Negrut (Univ. of Wisconsin)
* Alberto Rodriguez (MIT)
* Andy Ruina (Cornell)
* Dylan Shell (Texas A&M)
* Michael Sherman (TRI, creator of SD Fast)
* Jeff Trinkle (RPI)

Salient details
Workshop location: San Francisco

Workshop date: Dec 13 (full day)

More information is at the following link: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__positronicslab.g&d=DQIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=fOtq0F5zhOSb8wrW9r4Zta66B8L4RBXm820qlioW9bQ&s=bxX08CyTCbOwzSrMS14BwfW45CNKU0UgZYQ2Yx9_f1k&e= 

We hope to see you there!

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