[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for Participation - Workshop on AI Planning and Robotics - ICRA 2017

AndreA Orlandini andrea.orlandini at istc.cnr.it
Mon May 22 01:47:07 PDT 2017

         [Apologies for multiple copies of this announcement]


                      ICRA Workshop on AI Planning & Robotics:
                              Challenges and Methods

                               Singapore, May 29, 2017



Topic and Objectives
In complex robotic systems, planning and plan execution techniques are 
pervasively deployed at different levels of abstraction, combining task, 
path, and motion planning capabilities. AI Planning & Scheduling (P&S) 
methods are often crucial to enable intelligent robots to perform 
autonomous, flexible, and interactive behaviors. However, these methods 
and frameworks cannot be considered as stand-alone functionalities, but 
need to be deeply integrated into robotic architectures in order to be 
effective. This requires collaboration between researchers from both the 
AI and the Robotics communities.

The aim of this workshop is to bring researchers from the AI P&S and 
Robotics communities together to exchange ideas, discuss techniques and 
problems as well as identify common open challenges related to robotic 
planning methods. The goal of the workshop is twofold. First, it will 
foster the discussion in the Robotics community about challenges related 
to AI planning for autonomous robots (deliberative, reactive, continuous 
planning and execution, etc.) as well as their expectations from the P&S 
community. Second, it will attract representatives from the AI P&S 
community to further develop their interests and efforts towards robotic 
problems and applications.

Relevant topics include (but are not limited to):
- Combined task, path, and motion planning;
- Integration of planning and plan execution methods in robotic 
- Representation and learning of planning models for robotics;
- Optimization and scheduling techniques for robot planning and scheduling;
- Planning for long-term autonomy in robotics;
- Planning with uncertainty for reliable robots;
- Multi-robot planning, delegation, coordination, and execution;
- Human-aware planning and execution in (safe) human-robot 
- Mixed-initiative planning and adjustable autonomy;
- V&V of plan-based robot autonomy;
- Real-world planning applications for autonomous/interactive robots.

Program - https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__icra-2Dai-2Dplanrob17.istc.cnr.it_program_&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=B3chcprr0q2un29qkZRB9Dlevsi-EN4A6LT2xhyxfIA&s=SJuMVg68Qhg2MFPZ6b5y3X53WkaN81mRKX4-Xu_7hAE&e= 
8.30-8.45	Welcome Remarks and Overview from Organisers

08:45-09:15	Invited Talk – Sami Haddadin – A Framework for Robot 
Manipulation Skills and Interaction Planning

** Session “Human-Aware Planning” **
09:15-09:30	Andrey Rudenko, Luigi Palmieri and Kai O. Arras.
Predictive Planning for a Mobile Robot in Human Environments

09:30-09:45	Aaron Pereira and Matthias Althoff.
Online Formal Verification of Robot Trajectories for Guaranteed Safety 
of Humans

09:45-10:00	Jae Sung Park, Chonhyon Park and Dinesh Manocha.
Intention-Aware Motion Planning for Safe Human-Robot Interaction

10:00-10:30	Coffee Break + Interactive Poster Session

10:30-11:00	Invited Talk – Joachim Hertzberg – Continual hybrid 
hierarchical planning for robot control

** Session “Task & Motion Planning” **

11:00-11:15	Caelan Garrett, Tomas Lozano-Perez and Leslie Kaelbling. 
STRIPS Planning in Infinite Domains

11:15-11:30	Jan Kristof Behrens, Ralph Lange and Michael Beetz. 
CSP-Based integrated Task & Motion Planning for assembly robots

11:30-12:00	Invited Talk – David Hsu – Online Planning under Uncertainty

12:00-13:30	Lunch

13:30-14:00	Invited Talk – Michael Beetz – Robot planning for the 
mastery of human-scale everyday manipulation tasks

** Session “Planning, Perception, Navigation” **

14:00-14:15	Jeffrey Delmerico, Elias Mueggler, Alessandro Giusti, Julia 
Nitsch, Luca Gambardella and Davide Scaramuzza. Active Perception, 
Planning, and Learning for Rapid Robot Deployment in Unknown Environments

14:15-14:30	Robert Pěnička, Christophe Reymann, Simon Lacroix, Martin 
Saska. Reactive Dubins. Traveling Salesman Problem for Information 
Gathering by UAVs

14:30-15:00	Invited Talk – Patrick Doherty – A Delegation-Based Mission 
Planning System for Cooperative Unmanned Aircraft Systems

15:00-15:30	Coffee Break + Interactive Poster Session

15:30-16:00	Invited Talk – Sven Koenig – Progress on Multi-Robot Path 

** Session “Planning, Perception, Navigation” **

16:00-16:15	Jan Škoda and Roman Barták. 3D Navigation for a Mobile Robot

16:15-16:30	Lars Kunze, Mohan Sridharan, Christos Dimitrakakis and 
Jeremy Wyatt. View Planning with Time Constraints — An Adaptive Sampling 

16:30-16:45	Roman Barták and Marta Vomlelová. Using Machine Learning to 
Identify Activities of a Flying Drone from Sensor Readings

16:45-17:15	Invited Talk – Rachid Alami – Title TBA

17:15-17:45	Tutorial – Daniele Magazzeni – ROSPlan: Expressive and 
Effective Task Planning with ROS

17:45-18:15	Panel Discussions and Concluding Remarks

Any additional questions can be directed towards the general workshop 
contact email: icraplanrob2017 at easychair.org

Workshop Organizers
J. Christopher Beck
Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
University of Toronto

Alberto Finzi
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica e delle Tecnologie dell'Informazione
University of Naples “Federico II”

Nick Hawes
School of Computer Science
University of Birmingham

Goldie Nejat
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
University of Toronto

AndreA Orlandini
Institute of Cognitive Science and Technology,
National Research Council of Italy (CNR-ISTC),

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