[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] ISTC-Sponsored Intelligent Systems Workshop (July 26-27)

Catharine McGhan mcghancl at ucmail.uc.edu
Fri Jul 21 11:26:14 PDT 2017

Dear Colleagues,

The AIAA Intelligent Systems Technical Committee (ISTC) and the Workshop 
Organizing Committee invite you to participate in the 2017 Intelligent 
Systems Workshop, which will be held 26-27 July 2017 at the University 
of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  This meeting will gather together private 
sector, government, and academic interests whose research and 
development work supports interdisciplinary applications of intelligent 
systems.  Registration is still open.

Join experts in the field as we convene to present and discuss autonomy 
and cognitive assistance capabilities in a format aiming to 
cross-pollinate ideas across different cultures and domains. 
Presentations and panel sessions will include examples of private 
sector, government, and academic projects and applications that focus on 
evolving and emerging Aerospace and Autonomous Systems applications.  
The workshop will build on momentum created during the 2014 workshop in 
Dayton, OH, the 2015 workshop at NASA Ames, and the 2016 workshop at 
NASA Langley.  In addition to exchange of ideas, an output of the 
workshop will be topics for updating the ISTC roadmap and ideas for new 
collaborations, invited sessions, and future workshops and tutorials.

This year’s ISTC Workshop will be organized into four half-day sessions, 
each containing keynote presentations, a panel discussion, and a 
breakout session to ensure all attendees are able to share ideas.  Four 
topics will be covered over the two-day workshop:

* Self-Driving Cars - Keynote speaker will be John Leonard (Vice 
President of Toyota Research Institute). Panelists from General Motors, 
U.S. Army TARDEC, Mathworks, and University of Michigan will discuss 
technologies and visions for self-driving cars.

*Cognitive Assistance - Keynote speakers include Lazaros Polymenakos 
(IBM Watson) and Dr. Nadine Sarter (Director of the Center for 
Ergonomics at University of Michigan). Panelists from IBM, MITRE, 
MyCroft, and Soartech will discuss key technologies and issues with 
cognitive assistance in commercial and consumer sectors.

* Space Robotics - Keynote speaker will be Glen Henshaw (NRL). Panelists 
from NASA Johnson Space Center, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, 
Stanford University, and University of Michigan Space Science / Robotics 
will discuss manned and unmanned robotics applications, ongoing and future.

* Urban Air Mobility - Keynote speaker will be John Langford (CEO of 
Aurora Flight Sciences and President of AIAA). Panelists from NASA Ames, 
NASA Langley, and Aurora Flight Sciences will discuss technologies and 
visions for this emerging industry.

The keynote presentations, panel discussions, and breakout sessions will 
be compiled and integrated into the future edition of the AIAA Roadmap 
for Intelligent Systems in Aerospace.  A reception including posters and 
lab tours is scheduled for the evening of July 26. In addition, there 
will be an open mic session during the reception for any attendees who 
are interested in presenting. If interested, please contact Daniel Selva 
at ds925 at cornell.edu.

The workshop will be held at the University of Michigan (North Campus) 
starting 8:00 am with a continental breakfast and ending at 5:00 pm on 
each day. There will be an ISTC Technical Committee meeting in the 
evening of July 27.

A registration fee of $150 per person will be collected to cover food 
and refreshments.  The conference registration website 
(https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__umaero.eventbrite.com&d=DwID-g&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=Q3Eo_MafxlmZJxTqeqbdMOtqIHMPaK0Z-yuqdCl1ngI&s=45Ed1JGjmGMt8-S0XOlIE5nVhHB20FsK9fclQJzwTtM&e= ) contains further details and 
instructions.  Registration is still open. On-site registration will be 
available during the workshop.

If you have any questions, please contact IS 2017 Workshop Chair Ella 
Atkins at ematkins at umich.edu.  Additional speaker and agenda updates 
will be posted at 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__info.aiaa.org_tac_isg_ISTC_Web-2520Pages_Workshop2017.aspx&d=DwID-g&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=Q3Eo_MafxlmZJxTqeqbdMOtqIHMPaK0Z-yuqdCl1ngI&s=9hJ9muqe4k2vAb-SPEApsF4m4IAhXYm3i3okfS4zfO4&e= .  A 
workshop flyer, agenda, and hotel and parking information are currently 
available on the website.


Ella Atkins (University of Michigan) and the ISTC 2017 Workshop 
Committee (Andrew Lacher, MITRE, Daniel Selva, Cornell University)

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