[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call For Participation: WAFR 2018, Mérida, Yucatán, México. Dec. 9-11 2018

MARCO ANTONIO MORALES AGUIRRE marco.morales at itam.mx
Thu Nov 22 10:21:35 PST 2018


Call for Participation
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The 13th International Workshop on Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics (WAFR)

Location: Universidad Politécnica de Yucatán (UPY), Mérida, Yucatán, México

Important Dates:
November 26     Deadline for Early Registration
December 8      Robot Guru Workshop
December 9-11   WAFR 2018

Website: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__algorithmic-2Drobotics.org_&d=DwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=5h_rJ6bqNfZYki202zwysbd97MsMC_GCwzZWS3ylsFA&s=kIpFnb7Fnaq6wGzjsJNuC3xjD7nG_ItTfODR0-lApXI&e=
Contact: 2018wafr at gmail.com


The 13th International Workshop on Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics (WAFR) will be held 9-11 December, 2018 at the Universidad Politécnica de Yucatán (UPY) in the City of Mérida, the capital city of the State of Yucatán in the southeast of México. Mérida, the safest city in Mexico (similar to European cities), was founded in 1542 on the site of the Mayan city of T'hó which was itself founded around 550 AD. Visitors can enjoy the rich culture, history, gastronomy, and modernity of Yucatan in the city of Mérida and nearby colonial towns, beaches, natural reserves, and archeological sites.

The Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics (WAFR) is a biannual multi-disciplinary single-track meeting of international researchers presenting the latest advances on algorithmic problems in robotics. WAFR was created in 1994 as a small-size workshop. It has been held since 1994 and while it spans a relatively small community, it has an established reputation as one, if not the most, important venue for presenting algorithmic work related to robotics. One of the hallmarks of WAFR is the unusually high percentage of senior people which enables students to interact with senior researchers in the field.

Highlights:
- Invited Talks: Steve LaValle, Enrique Sucar, Vikas Sindhwani, Leslie Kaelbling, Elon Rimon
- 54 papers
- Social activities: Banquet, Dinner, Tours to Mayan archaeological sites
- Robot Guru workshop: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.cs.unm.edu_tapialab_Workshops_robotGuru18_index.php&d=DwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=5h_rJ6bqNfZYki202zwysbd97MsMC_GCwzZWS3ylsFA&s=E4dW7-eBnIncRSVuc_Zc6GG8vW-fj2aOlC-yzEIUBuQ&e=

Topics:
General Tools for Motion Planning
Data Structures for Motion Planning
Planning under uncertainty
Imitation Learning
Learning in Planning
Sensor-Based Planning, Navigation, and Control
Dynamics of Contact in Manipulation and Locomotion
Optimal Motion Generation
Tools for Perception, Kinematics and Dynamics
Multi-Robot and Multi-Body Systems
Optimality, Completeness, and Complexity in Planning
Autonomy and Human-Robot Interaction


Social Events
- Banquet at Hacienda Chenkú, Dinner at Teatro José Peón Contreras, Vaquería Regional
- Tour to Chichén Itzá, optional tour to Uxmal and Merida
- Activities for Companions

Details are on the website: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__algorithmic-2Drobotics.org_&d=DwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=5h_rJ6bqNfZYki202zwysbd97MsMC_GCwzZWS3ylsFA&s=kIpFnb7Fnaq6wGzjsJNuC3xjD7nG_ItTfODR0-lApXI&e=


Co-Chairs:
Marco Morales, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México
Gildardo Sánchez-Ante, Universidad Politécnica de Yucatán
Lydia Tapia, University of New Mexico
Seth Hutchinson, Georgia Tech

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