[robotics-worldwide] [Meetings] Program and Call for Participation to ERF 2018 Workshop on Research Reproducibility in Robotics in Tampere, Finland on March 13th 2018

Fabio Bonsignorio fabio.bonsignorio at gmail.com
Mon Mar 12 04:22:22 PDT 2018

apologies for multiple postings

Dear all,

you are invited to participate in the ERF 2018 Workshop on Research
Reproducibility in Robotics (part of the  Competitions and Benchmarking

Sonaatti 2 8:30 -10:00 TOMORROW March 13th 2018
(check the latest program for possible room changes)

In recent years, significant progress has been made in the reproducibility
of results in robotics research and their objective evaluation and
In particular, an IEEE RAM special issue composed of replicable experiments
and guest edited by some of the proposers has been published in September
2015, and the 2015 IEEE Summer School dedicated to the same topics has been


Starting from September 2017 for the first time ever for a top-tier
publishing venue in Robotics, the IEEE R&A Magazine solicits and accepts
Reproducible Experiment Articles, see my article here:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ieeexplore.ieee.org_stamp_stamp.jsp-3Farnumber-3D8036322&d=DwIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=ggJAGJV29V0CwL1Zfx_gQhg093VGAWzs8zirnhiwBwc&s=0O1GZz2cfce5SUXCp6KAOM0DqDM_oAHR7rBu6xr2xk0&e= and
RAM authors guidelines here (section 9.):

__Please notice  that R(eproducibile)-articles are solicited!!!___


We aim at an highly interactive bottom-up work session.
However, we have decided a list of short talks followed by a plenary
Fabio Bonsignorio, Scuola Studi Superiori S. Anna, Pisa, Itlay

Topic: The IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine R-article lifecycle.

Matteo Matteucci, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy

Topic: Benchmarking & Reproducible Research

Diego Torricelli, CSIC, Madrid, Spain

Topic: Benchmarking Locomotion and the EUROBENCH project

Amit Kumar-Pandey, SoftBank Robotics, Paris, France

Topic: Benchmarking HRI

Francesco Ferro, Pal Robotics, Barcelona

Topic: Benchmarking Humanoids

Shadow Robotics representative, London UK

Topic: Benchmarking manipulation and grasping from a commercial pespective

Plenary discussion

This will be just the first of a series of ERF workshops dedicated to
benchmarking and competitions.

Sonaatti 2 14:00 -15:30 TOMORROW March 13th 2018
(check the latest program for possible room changes)
The Future of European Robotics Competitions
Pedro Lima, Daniela Passariello, Bruno Siciliano et al.

Sonaatti 1 10:45 -12:15  March 15th 2018
(check the latest program for possible room changes)
A unified scientific framework for robotics benchmarking: not a dream
Diego Torricelli et al.

Sonaatti 1 14:00 -15:30  March 15th 2018
Robot Platforms for Researchers and Entrepreneurs
Gerhard Kraetzschmar et al.

Several successful benchmarking oriented competitions, such as  in the
European Robotics League have been organized. This workshop aims to update
on the recent developments and to discuss how to cope with the still open
issues in performing a reproducible robotics research.

We look forward your participation!
All the best
Fabio, Matteo, John and Angel


Fabio P. Bonsignorio

IEEE Senior Member

Associate Editor IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine

IROS 2018 Chair for Enterpreneurship

Visiting Professor
Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy
The BioRobotics Institute
viale Rinaldo Piaggio 34, 56025 Pontedera (Pisa)

Heron Robots s.r.l.
Via Malta, 3/7
I-16121 Genova

Research Board of Directors Member
euRobotics aisbl

Founding Past Director
euRobotics aisbl

Banco de Santander-Universidad Carlos III de Madrid  Chair of Excellence in

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