[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] IROS Workshop on Introspective Methods for Reliable Autonomy

Tomasz Kucner Tomasz.Kucner at oru.se
Wed Aug 23 03:55:44 PDT 2017


Invitation to participation

IROS 2017 Workshop on "Introspective Methods for Reliable Autonomy" (IMRA-2017)


September 24, 2017
Vancouver, Canada
Submission deadline: July 15, 2017
We are pleased to announce the following full day workshop offered in
conjunction with IROS 2017. The workshop will be held on September 24,
Vancouver, Canada. There is an exciting group of leading experts in
the field of robotics that will be presenting and participating in
workshop activities.

We would like to cordially invite you to attend the workshop. A short
summary is provided below. The program information and details are
available at: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__mrolab.eu_imra.html&d=DwIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=gV1N9atqnRn3ainwRQ4px0q5XKK6PkMUD84niu9bF6k&s=l9o-zSBWdgRgqkrnWnPZhogX_nE9Ws3RUtZ3APcZpNM&e=


If you are interested in the topic of introspection, please submit to us
your questions, the best ones will be used during the panel
discussion during the workshop.



As humans, understanding our own limitations, failures and
shortcomings is a key for improvement and
development. Correspondingly, equipping robots with a set of
skills that allows them to assess the quality of their sensory
data, internal models, used methods and state of the hardware is
expected to greatly improve the overall performance of an
autonomous system.

The aim of this workshop is to discuss the following research

How to assess the quality of internal models, methods and sensor data,
used by robots and how to to respond to the this assessment?

In other words, how to improve robots' introspective abilities?

Research on introspection directly or indirectly relates to other
research topics such as safety, active perception and
mapping. Accordingly, development of introspection in robotics
is expected to have a direct impact on a large variety of
application areas (most notably service robots in long-term operation,
and search and rescue robots).

Introspection has a number of benefits for robotics: (i) can be used
to estimate the likelihood of failure and prevent the failure, (ii)
improves safety by assessing the internal state of the robot,
(iii) can speed up the recovery and/or repair process by providing
detailed information to a human operator or be a part of
self-repair process, (iv) it is crucial to make decisions if it is
safe to execute the assigned mission.

    Time          Event
 9:20 - 9:25      Welcome
 9:25 - 10:00     Oliver Brock
10:00 - 10:30     Coffee break
10:30 - 11:05     Rudolph Triebel
11:05 - 11:40     Andreas Birk
11:40 - 12:15     Leon Kester
12:15 - 13:15     Lunch Break
13:15 - 13:50     Raymond Sheh
13:50 - 14:25     Ingmar Posner
14:25 - 15:00     Martial Hebert
15:00 - 15:15     Lightning talks
15:15 - 16:00     Poster Session
16:00 - 16:30     Coffee break
16:30 - 17:30     Panel discussion
17:30 - 17:35     Closing

Workshop organisers

Tomasz Piotr Kucner
AASS Research Centre, School of Science and Technology, Orebro University

Soren Schwertfeger
STAR Lab, School of Information Science and Technology of ShanghaiTech University

Martin Magnusson
AASS Research Centre, School of Science and Technology, Orebro University

Achim J. Lilienthal
AASS Research Centre, School of Science and Technology, Orebro University

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