[robotics-worldwide] [meetings]: 3rd Call for participation: IFAC World Congress 2017 Workshop "Rigidity Theory for Multi-agent Systems Meets Parallel Robots: Towards the Discovery of Common Models and Methods" - July 9, 2017, Toulouse, France

Sébastien BRIOT Sebastien.Briot at ls2n.fr
Mon May 22 22:35:24 PDT 2017

Call for participation

IFAC World Congress 2017 Workshop "Rigidity Theory for Multi-agent 
Systems Meets Parallel Robots: Towards the Discovery of Common Models 
and Methods"
Sunday, July 9, 2017 in Toulouse, France (full day)


Important dates

15 April 2017: Early registration rates expire
9 July 2017: Workshop (full-day)

End of May 2017: Submission of the 1-page abstracts to be presented at 
an interactive session during the workshop

Overview & Topics

This workshop aims to explore connections and encourage discussion 
between two historically distinct communities: the parallel robotics 
community and the multi-robot community. Although these two areas may 
appear as quite distant, they share a strong common underline theme: 
understanding how pairwise geometrical constraints (e.g., relative 
distances or angles) can affect the mobility or state (pose) estimation 
for robotic systems. Moreover, there is a strong analogy between 
multi-agent systems and parallel robots: each robot of the system can be 
seen as a passive joint of a virtual mechanical (parallel) architecture 
and each measurement between two robots as a rigid connection between 
them, rigid connection whose dimension can vary thanks to a virtual 
actuator. So it is possible to find virtual parallel robot architectures 
associated with multi-agent systems.

Three types of sessions will be organized in order to promote 
interactivity / exchanges in the audience
- keynote sessions (6 invited speakers for a 35 minutes talk for each of 
- interactive session
- panel discussion

We invite students and researchers to submit 1-page abstracts to be 
presented at an interactive session during the workshop. We encourage 
submissions related to the fields of multi-robot formation control and 
parallel robotics. Information can be found at the workshop website.

Invited Speakers

         Hyo-Sung Ahn (A physical interpretation of the rigidity 
matrix), GIST Korea
         Shiyu Zhao (Bearing-Based distributed control and estimation 
over robotic networks), University of Sheffield, UK
         Daniel Zelazo (Rigidity theory and formation control: A 
Tutorial), Technion, Israel
         Jean-Pierre Merlet (Structural topology, singularity, and 
kinematic analysis), INRIA-Sophia, France
         Marco Carricato (Screw theory and its application to robotics), 
Univeristy of Bologna, Italy
         Sébastien Briot (How theory on parallel robot singularities was 
used in order to solve sensor-based control problems), LS2N-CNRS, France

Here are the schedule and keynote session abstracts: 


         Antonio Franchi, LAAS-CNRS, France
         Daniel Zelazo, Technion, Israel
         Sébastien Briot, LS2N-CNRS, France
         Paolo Robuffo Giordano, IRISA-CNRS, France

Registration at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ifac2017.gipco-2Dadns.com_&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=LeiD_QQAnLKbyRQEIh9kJKTMv6rML00XtEHr0ykHB1c&s=bhi_1Dh5WnEGoXbL6tBTJ-7t2zqEztDwhv1i3ifWfUc&e= 

For more information and for submissions please contact 
parrigidwrkshp at sciencesconf.org

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