[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Final Call for Participation - DARS 2016 (Nov 6-9, 2016, Natural History Museum, London)

Roderich Gross r.gross at sheffield.ac.uk
Mon Oct 31 11:51:53 PDT 2016

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DARS 2016

13th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems

Nov 6-9, 2016. Natural History Museum, London, UK


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 (The 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


- Conference booklet available online

- Finalists for the Best Paper Award 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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