[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] SIMPAR 2018 Workshop on: Combining Task and Motion Planning in the Frame of Cloud Robotics

jan.rosell jan.rosell at upc.edu
Sat Mar 10 12:03:04 PST 2018

*SIMPAR-2018 Workshop on:
Combining Task and Motion Planning in the Frame of Cloud Robotics
May 16, 2018 – Brisbane, Australia*

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Jan Rosell – Institute of Industrial and Control Engineering, Universitat
Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Elisa Tosello - IAS-Lab, University of Padova, Italy
Enrico Pagello - IAS-Lab, University of Padova and IT+Robotics srl, Italy*

*Aim of the Workshop*
The goal of this workshop is to highlight recent advances in task and motion
planning, as well as in ontology frameworks and cloud engines for robotic
applications, and to explore new methods for leveraging knowledge for an
efficient combination of the planning levels. We expect participating
researchers to identify and address important challenges, techniques, and
benchmarks necessary for combining task and motion planning in the frame of
cloud robotics. A lively discussion will be organized at the end of sessions
to foster interaction among participants in order to outline a set of main
targets for future international cooperation on the workshop topics.

*Invited Speakers (Confirmed)*
*Neil T. Dantam* – Dept. of Computer Science, Colorado School of Mines
*Howard Li *– Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of
New Brunswick, Canada
/More people will join soon/

*Call for Papers*
Challenging robotic problems, like complex manipulation task in cluttered
environments or navigation among movable obstacles, require a smart
combination of task and motion planning (TAMP) capabilities. Different
approaches work in this direction, usually focused on specific problems and
scenarios, although efforts are being done to achieve more general, scalable
and complete solutions. On the other hand, the use of knowledge in terms of
ontologies, as well as the use of cloud computing, provides autonomy and can
greatly enhance these planning capabilities. Since great efforts are being
done to propose frameworks and standards to represent and use knowledge in
both of them, the combination of task and motion planning in the frame of
cloud robotics is a good direction towards making robots smarter and more

Workshop’s topics can include, but are not limited to, the following:

•       Generality, Scalability and Completeness of TAMP
•       TAMP Challenges
•       TAMP Benchmarking
•       Interaction between Task and Motion Layers
•       Software Services for TAMP
•       Advanced Software Tools for TAMP and Cloud Robotics
•       Knowledge-based Planning for Autonomous Robots
•       Web Services for Autonomous Robots
•       Architectures of Cloud Robotics Systems
•       Cloud Engines for Robotics
•       Human-Robot Interfaces for Cloud Robotics Systems
•       Ontology Standards for Robotics
•       Ontology Frameworks for Robotic Tasks
•       Cloud Computing Techniques for Autonomous Robots

*Papers are solicited *in all areas of the topics described above.
Submission that include experimental results in simulation and/or with real
robots are particularly welcome. Papers with descriptions of work in
progress or preliminary results are also welcome to be submitted as shorter
papers to be presented as posters.

Papers will be reviewed by at least two reviewers. Papers must be submitted
to the submission site that will be prepared at EasyChair. Papers must be
formatted using the standard IEEE style files provided for the IEEE RAS
Conferences described in

The page limit is 6 pages plus one page for references for full papers, and
up to 4 pages for posters.  All accepted papers and posters will be included
in a DVD with an ISBN number, distributed to the workshop attendees.

Important Dates*
Paper submission: April 5, 2018
Author notification: April 20, 2018
Camera-ready: May 1, 2018
Workshop date: May 16, 2018

Department of Information Engineering (DEI) of the University of Padua,
Italian Association of Robotics and Automation (SIRI)


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