[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for Participation and Live Demos: ICRA'17 Full-Day Workshop on "Event-based Vision" - June 2nd, Singapore

Davide Scaramuzza scaramuzza.davide at gmail.com
Fri Mar 31 07:47:12 PDT 2017

Dear colleagues,

It is my great pleasure to invite all of you to attend the first 
International Workshop on Event-based Vision, which will take place 
during ICRA'17 on June 2nd in Singapore: 

We have a great line of international speakers (see below) and 
companies: IBM Research (TrueNorth processor), Samsung, Slamcore, 
IniVation, Insightness, Chronocam!

This workshop is dedicated to event-based vision sensors and algorithms. 
Event-based cameras are revolutionary vision sensors with three key 
advantages: a measurement rate that is almost 1 million times faster 
than standard cameras, a latency of microseconds, and a high dynamic 
range that is six orders of magnitude larger than that of standard 
cameras. Event-based sensors open frontiers which are unthinkable with 
standard cameras (which have been the main sensing technology of the 
past 50 years). These revolutionary sensors enable the design of a new 
class of algorithms to track a baseball in the moonlight, build a flying 
robot with the same agility of a fly, localizing and mapping in 
challenging lighting conditions and at remarkable speeds. These sensors 
became commercially available in 2008 and are slowly being adopted in 
mobile robotics. They covered the main news in 2016 with Intel and Bosch 
announcing a $15 million investment in event-camera company Chronocam 
and Samsung announcing its use with the IBM's brain-inspired TrueNorth 
processor to recognize human gestures. This workshop will cover the 
sensing hardware as well as the processing, learning, and control 
methods needed to take advantage of these sensors.

Call for Live Demos
We encourage the submission of Live Demos (max 1 A4 page) to be emailed 
to the organizers. Deadline: May 1st, 2017. Submit by replying to this 
email. Notification: May 2nd.

**From Academia: **
- Andrew Davison, Imperial College London
- Kostas Daniilidis, University of Pennsylvania
- Tobi Delbruck, ETH Zurich / University of Zurich, **lead inventor of 
the DVS/DAVIS sensors**
- Jorg Conradt, Technical University of Munich
- Chiara Bartolozzi, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
- Garrick Orchard , National University of Singapore
- Davide Scaramuzza, University of Zurich

**From Industry:**
- Yoel Yaffe, **SAMSUNG Israel Research Center, Samsung Electronics.**
- Christoph Posch, **founder of CHRONOCAM and lead inventor of the ATIS 
- Arnon Amir, **IBM Research**
- Christian Brandli, **CEO and founder of INSIGHTNESS**
- Hanme Kim, **co-founder of SLAMCORE**
- Sven-Erik Jacobsen, **founder of INIVATION**


Davide Scaramuzza - University of Zurich
Guillermo Gallego - University of Zurich
Andrea Censi - MIT / ETH Zurich / nuTonomy

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