[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for Participation - IROS Workshop on Shared Autonomy

Malte Schilling mschilli at techfak.uni-bielefeld.de
Wed Sep 20 02:05:36 PDT 2017


Dear Colleagues, 

We’d like to invite you to our workshop on Shared Autonomy which will be held next week (September 28, 2017, starting from 9 AM) as part of IROS in Vancouver (room 202 & 203).

For further information, see below and see the website containing more information as a continuously updated schedule: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__aiweb.techfak.uni-2Dbielefeld.de_iros2017-5Fworkshop-5Fshared-5Fautonomy_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=R8oFC37eV6n_1Jmp-6YQn2p1zbHDz6oVjV0ubPMbk7c&s=tVUzRS0Jk_uRqyA2imbhZJpjyIK-KxFgDE6CQXeGCkM&e=

With best regards,
The workshop organizers

	Malte Schilling (CITEC Bielefeld, Germany),
	Wolfram Burgard (University of Freiburg, Germany), 
	Przemyslaw Lasota, 
	Helge Ritter (Bielefeld University), 
	Julie A. Shah (CSAIL, MIT), 
	and Britta Wrede (Bielefeld University)

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Dr. rer. nat. Malte Schilling
Cognitive Interaction Technology - Center of Excellence
Bielefeld University, Postfach 100131, D-33501 Bielefeld
mschilli at techfak.uni-bielefeld.de


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2017 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
Vancouver, CA

Workshop on Shared Autonomy — Joint Learning in Human-Robot Collaboration
Full day workshop on September 28
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As more and more robots are introduced into our everyday life and workspaces, we find new ways in which they can provide support in many different tasks. In such increasingly hybrid environments, our interactions with robots and other virtual agents will increase. This will require novel forms of cooperation and collaboration. Robots should learn to adapt to our needs over long timescales and should help free us of tedious tasks. This will require autonomous robots that don’t need detailed instruction, but will operate freely within boundary conditions that specify high level goals.

Shared Autonomy focuses on how autonomous systems can successfully interact and shape each other’s autonomy spaces. It is about how two or more autonomous agents mediate how they individually and jointly can contribute, on the one hand, to an overarching goal, but also, on the other hand, to their individual goals. The workshop aims, first, at addressing the underlying theoretical issues and potential models. Secondly, the main focus of the workshop is on the realization of such models in robotic systems and in answering the question how such systems can successfully realize collaboration between humans and robots. 


TOPICS OF INTEREST
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	- Shared Control in collaborative human-robot tasks
	- Learning and adaptation of coordination patterns in agents
	- Discussion on the concept and possible extensions of Shared Autonomy
	- Representations for collaboration in HRI (intentions, goals, …)
	- Shared decision making
	- Learning and modelling human-robot interaction, human instructions and collaborative behavior
	- Transfer and incremental learning in cooperative tasks and in multi-agent systems
	- Estimating the state and beliefs of other agents
	- Predicting actions and/or motions of other agents


OVERVIEW PROGRAM
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Overall, the workshop aims at a multidisciplinary perspective on key aspects and challenges of Shared Autonomy. Therefore, the presentations will reflect the diversity of approaches and topics as well as there will be ample time for discussion. A poster session will offer participants further chance to contribute their perspectives and work.

9:00	Welcome and Introduction: 
	A Multi-Level Perspective on Shared Autonomy		Malte Schilling
9:10	Session 1, Coordinating Action	
	Interaction learning with movement primitives for a 3rd hand robot collaborator	
												Guilherme Maeda, Jan Peters
	Learning complex motor tasks from humans			Katharina Mulling
10:00	Coffee Break	

10:30	Session 2, Human-Robot Interaction	
	Exploring the Subtle Cues Towards Natural, Efficient Human-Robot Handovers	
												Matthew Pan, Elizabeth Croft
	Models of gaze in human-robot Shared Autonomy		Siddharta Srinivasa, Enkelejda Kasneci
	Coordinating Interaction on different levels in Shared Autonomy	
												Helge Ritter
12:00	Intermediate Discussion	
12:30	Lunch Break	

14:00	Session 3, Learning and Reasoning in Teams	
	Integrating Human Motion Prediction with Robot Planning in Time	
												Przemyslaw Lasota, Julie A. Shah
	User Modelling for Personalised Adaptive Shared Autonomy	
												Yiannis Demiris
	Sharing Space – Navigation in Crowds				Wolfram Burgard
15:30	Closing Discussion							Britta Wrede	
16:00	Poster Pitch Talks plus Poster Session plus Coffee	
17:00	End




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