[robotics-worldwide] [Journals] IJRR special issue Robot Teammates Operating in Dynamic, Unstructured Environments

Henrik Christensen hichristensen at eng.ucsd.edu
Wed Jul 25 06:04:47 PDT 2018


The International Journal of Robotics Research

CALL FOR PAPERS

Special Issue Robot Teammates Operating in Dynamic, Unstructured Environments

Guest Editors:
 
Henrik Christensen, UC San Diego
Nicholas Roy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M. Ani Hsieh, University of Pennsylvania
Ethan Stump, Army Research Laboratory
Christopher Reardon, Army Research Laboratory

Robotic systems are beginning to conquer well- to partially-structured environments, such as human-challenging games and self-driving cars operating on well-known streets, but genuinely unstructured and dynamic environments still exceed the capabilities of robotic systems, mainly when robots must also operate with or around humans. This unsolved problem of teams of robots that are capable of adapting to real, unstructured, dynamic environments in real time alongside humans is of high importance to robotics research today, with significant applications for military, search and rescue, and other robot uses in the real world.

To illustrate, imagine a human-robot team operating in an environment that is entirely unknown, such as under a dense tree canopy, at a disaster site, underground, or underwater, where limited or no resources (GPS, comms, power) are available. Compound the difficulty with dynamic events that alter the environment or robotic perception of the environment, such as weather and environmental effects or the actions of other agents.

Successful operation of a robot or group of robots in these difficult environments requires solutions at the intersection of several of the challenging areas in robotics: the ability for robots to 1) perceive, reason, and act in dynamic, unstructured environments 2) alongside human teammates, and 3) at human-operational speeds.

IJRR announces a new Special Issue on Robot Teammates Operating in Dynamic, Unstructured Environments. Original submissions are sought to present advances in, but are not limited to:
Natural language understanding 
Perception at rapid operational tempo 
Hybrid metric-symbolic planning 
Common-sense reasoning 
Robust field robotics 
Neuro-inspired architectures for control 
Semantic perception 
Online modeling for perception 
Mobility over rough terrain 
Cognitive architectures for control 
Activity and gesture recognition 
Inverse reinforcement learning 
Inferring human intent 
Learning from demonstration 
Human-agent teaming 
Research partnering and technology transition 
Multi-robot systems experimentation
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Submission deadline: 31 August 2018
Publication: Spring 2019

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Henrik Christensen, Ph.D., Dr. Techn. h.c.,
Qualcomm Chancellor’s Chair in Robot Systems, AAAS & IEEE Fellow
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