[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Final CfP: ICRA 2018 Workshop on Cognitive Whole-Body Control for Compliant Robot Manipulation (COWB-COMP)

Daniel Leidner daniel.leidner at dlr.de
Wed Apr 11 03:00:28 PDT 2018

Workshop on Cognitive Whole-Body Control for Compliant Robot
Manipulation (COWB-COMP)
ICRA 2018, 21-25 May, Brisbane, Australia

Dear robotics community,

it is our pleasure to announce the ICRA 2018 Workshop on Cognitive
Whole-Body Control for Compliant Robot Manipulation (COWB-COMP). We
encourage you to contribute to our workshop to be held during ICRA 2018
in Brisbane, Australia. Please find the general workshop information and
the call for contributions below.

On behalf of the organizers,
Daniel Leidner, German Aerospace Center (DLR)


The aim of this workshop is to boost research related to every facet of
compliant, whole-body manipulation of robotic systems - both from a
robotics/control perspective and from the cognitive point of view. We
believe this will foster the development of universal service robots
that are capable of compliant manipulation skills such as collecting
shards with a broom, prepare pizza dough, or use a power tool to drill
holes into a wall. These tasks demand the combination of human-like
cognitive capabilities and compliant manipulation skills. That is, a
robot has to reason about the controller parameterization according to
the nature of the contact and interpret the effect of the physical
interaction in order to provide semantic feedback regarding the quality
of the task execution. To achieve this, the control level has to
interact closely with the reasoning framework and vice versa.

We welcome submissions (4-6 pages) to be presented in a brief spotlight
talk (2-3 min) and a subsequent poster session (about 20-30 min). The
manuscripts should use the IEEE ICRA two-column format. All submissions
will be peer-reviewed and selected based on their originality, technical
quality and clarity, and their relevance to the field. We especially
encourage women and young researchers to submit papers, in order to
support gender balance in robotics and the promotion of early-career
researchers to establish themselves within the community. All accepted
papers will be made available on the workshop website.

Please submit your papers vie mail to daniel.leidner at dlr.de
<mailto:daniel.leidner at dlr.de>

Important dates:
Submission deadline: April 15, 2018
Acceptance notification: April 25, 2018
Camera-ready manuscript: May 10, 2018
Workshop date: Monday, May 21, 2018

Topics may include but are not restricted to the following fields:
* Representations for compliant manipulation.
* Symbol grounding of in-contact actions and effects.
* Semantic planning for compliant manipulation tasks.
* Whole-body compliant control of humanoid robots.
* Cognitive control strategies for physical contacts.
* Automatic parameterization strategies for multi-task controllers.
* Concepts and implementations for semantic control frameworks.
* Learning of forward and inverse models of compliant interaction.
* High-level semantic analysis of low-level controller signals.

Prof. Alin Albu-Schäffer, German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Dr. Leonel Rozo, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
Prof. Kei Okada, University of Tokyo
Prof. Stefano Stramigioli, Universiteit Twente

Dr. Daniel Leidner (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
Dr. Alexander Dietrich (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
Prof. Michael Beetz (University of Bremen, Germany)

This workshop is supported by the IEEE-RAS Technical Committee on
Cognitive Robotics and the IEEE-RAS Technical Committee on Whole-Body

Dr.-Ing. Daniel Leidner
Head of Semantic Planning Group

German Aerospace Center (DLR) 
Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics 
Muenchener Str. 20, D-82234 Wessling 

phone:  +49 8153 28-3849
mail:   daniel.leidner at dlr.de 
www:    www.robotic.dlr.de/daniel.leidner

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