[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Workshop - Experimental Robotic Grasping and Manipulation -- Benchmarks, Datasets, and Competitions - IROS2018

Falco, Joseph A. (Fed) joseph.falco at nist.gov
Tue Jul 3 04:17:39 PDT 2018

Dear colleagues,
We invite you to submit your contributions to the IROS 2018 workshop "Experimental Robotic Grasping and Manipulation - Benchmarks, Datasets, and Competitions", to be held on Friday October 5, 2018, in Madrid, Spain.
The workshop will focus on promoting comparable researches in robotic grasping and manipulation. Recently, there is a worldwide trend on designing benchmarks for performance evaluation, establishing community consensus for tasks and rules in competitions, collecting and organizing grasping and manipulation datasets for learning, evaluations, and comparisons. In the last several years, a number of groups in the robotics society have produced high-quality grasping evaluation objects (such as YCB object set), benchmarking metrics (such as the NIST grasping and manipulation performance metrics and benchmarks), daily-living manipulation evaluation tasks (such as the IROS RGMC tasks), manufacturing evaluation tasks (such as the IROS RGMC tasks and WRC tasks), and grasping and manipulation datasets (such as the MIT pushing dataset, IIT robotic hand dataset, USF manipulation dataset, Upenn tactile dataset and Harvard tactile dataset). These are great assets and very valuable for the progression of research in robotic grasping and manipulation. The objectives of the workshop are to bring together researchers from different domains for their common interests in experimental robotic grasping and manipulation, to consolidate their efforts, achievements, and resources, to address the need in promoting comparable research, and to produce fair, easily-implementable, and widely-acceptable benchmarks and evaluation tasks.
Topics of interest include:

  *   Gripper/end effector assessment
  *   Performance metrics and benchmarks
  *   Manipulation datasets
  *   Benchmark-oriented design and development
  *   Learning manipulation from datasets
  *   Benchmarking mobile manipulations
  *   Grasp planning based on manipulation datasets
  *   Force/tactile sensing datasets for manipulation
  *   Non-prehensile manipulation datasets and models
  *   Experience-based motion planning for manipulation
  *   Pick-and-place in logistics competition
  *   Daily-living manipulation competition
  *   Manufacturing manipulation competition
The poster session at this workshop will give the opportunity to researchers to discuss their latest results and ongoing research activities with the community. During flash talk presentations, presenters will have the opportunity to introduce their work to all workshop attendees.
To participate, please submit by August 5, 2018, an extended abstract of 1-2 pages (in PDF format, IEEE regular paper format) via email to all the organizers:

Yu Sun, University of South Florida, USA, yusun at mail.usf.edu<mailto:yusun at mail.usf.edu>
Hyungpil Moon, SungKyunKwan University, South Korea, hyungpil at me.skku.ac.kr<mailto:hyungpil at me.skku.ac.kr>
Joe Falco, NIST, USA, falco at nist.gov<mailto:falco at nist.gov>
Berk Calli, Yale University, USA, berk.calli at yale.edu<mailto:berk.calli at yale.edu>
All contributions will undergo a review by the organizers, and the authors will be notified of acceptance by August 19, 2018.
Kind regards,
Y. Sun, H. Moon, J. Falco, and B. Calli

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