[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CfP ICRA 2019 Workshop on Sound Source Localization and Its Applications for Robots

Sung-eui Yoon sungeui at kaist.edu
Thu Feb 14 19:53:12 PST 2019

ICRA 2019 Workshop on Sound Source Localization and Its Applications for Robots

May 23 or May 24, 2019
Montreal, Canada

Submission deadline:  April 1, 2019


Acoustic signals are ubiquitous, and both humans and animals utilize
them for understanding surrounding environments and for performing
various interactions. However, there is relatively little work in
robotics on the use of acoustic signals for scene understanding or
analysis. There has been some work over the last two decades on robot
audition and machine hearing, the goal of which is to improve
human-robot interactions and scene navigation. Thanks to recent
advances in deep learning and acoustic sensing, robots and computers
have been improved considerably in terms of human speech understanding
and interpreting other acoustic signals. However, these developments
are mainly limited to direct sound signals in simple settings (e.g., a
living room) or near-field speech recognition.

In this context, we will cover the following topics:

- Interactive sound propagation technologies Localization applications
for drone and underwater robots
- Deep learning techniques for multi-party interactions and simultaneous talkers
- Real-time localization techniques considering non line of sight wave
effects (diffraction)
- Joint optimizations between SLAM and acoustic approaches.
- Audio-motor localization, etc.

Abstract submission

We invite participants to submit extended abstracts (max 2 pages)
related to the workshop's topics of interest. Accepted submissions are
expected to be presented in a brief spotlight talk (2-3 min) and a
subsequent poster session (about 20-30 min). The accepted
contributions will be posted on the workshop website but they will not
appear in the official IEEE proceedings. Contributors may also request
that their manuscripts not appear on the website. The reviewing will
be made by the organizers and invited speakers of the workshop. The
manuscripts should use the IEEE ICRA two-column format, and a PDF copy
of the manuscript should be submitted to:

Please submit your papers vie email to sungeui at kaist.edu

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: April 1, 2019
Author notification: April 15, 2019
Camera-ready submission: May 6, 2019
Workshop date: May 23 or 24, 2019

Invited speakers
- Dinesh Manocha, IEEE/ACM/AAAI Fellow, Professor at Univ. Maryland, USA
- Prof. Hiroshi G. Okuno, IEEE Fellow, Waseda Univ., Japan
- Frank Dellaert, Professor, Georgia Tech (formerly at Facebook), USA
- Sung-eui Yoon, IEEE/ACM Senior member, KAIST, Korea
- Mandar Chitre, National University of Singapore, Editor-in-Chief for
the IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, Singapore
- Patrick Danes, Professor at Université de Toulouse and LAAS-CNRS, France
- Jean-Marc Odobez, Professor at Maine University and Idiap Research
Institute/EPFL, France
- Kazuhiro Nakadai, IEEE Senior member, Principal research at Honda
Research Institute, and Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology,

Workshop organizers

Main organizer
Sung-eui Yoon
Associate Professor, School of Computing (E3-1), KAIST

Dinesh Manocha, Paul Chrisman Iribe Professor of Computer Science and
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Univ. of Maryland,
College Park

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