[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CFP IROS 2019 Workshop "Challenges in Vision-based Drones Navigation"

Giuseppe Loianno gl79 at nyu.edu
Mon Jul 15 11:39:15 PDT 2019

Dear Colleagues,
due to multiple requests we postpone the submission deadline to August 5
for contributed papers to the full day Workshop "Challenges in Vision-based
Drones Navigation" to be held at IROS 2019 in Macau, China, on November 8,
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The workshop will feature invited and contributed talks and live demo!
Additionally, it will feature the participation of top level companies,
such as DJI, Qualcomm, NVIDIA, Microsoft, and Terabee. This year we also
coordinated with the Autonomous Drone Racing Competition organizers to let
the best teams taking part to the challenge to present their approach to
solve the navigation task.
This workshop is endorsed by the IEEE RAS TC on Aerial Robotics and
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and is supported by the DCIST project Distributed
and Collaborative Intelligent Systems and Technology Collaborative Research
Alliance (CRA).

----------------Motivation & Goal-----------------------
This workshop will focus on the next research challenges in the area of
vision-based navigation for single and multiple collaborative vision-based
drones. In these areas, there are still several open research and
scientific challenges related to the best and efficient environment
representations for navigation and toward unified solutions for
manipulation, transportation, locomotion, human-robot interaction, and
heterogeneity in unstructured environments. How can drones autonomy change
the human mobility? How can these machines interact with humans during a
task predicting his future behavior and provide situational awareness
relaxing communication constraints? How do we co-design perception and
action loops for fast navigation of small-scale aerial platforms to obtain
racing and super vehicles machines? What role should machine learning play
for autonomy? What are and how do we solve the perception challenges in
aerial swarms?

------------------ Call for Papers--------------
The paper version should an extended abstract or full paper in pdf standard
IROS format. Accepted papers will be made available on the workshop
website, and authors will be invited to give a presentation and present
their work during the poster session. We are currently exploring the
possibility of a journal special issue for the best contributions at the

------------------IMPORTANT DATES--------------
- Submission deadline of papers IROS style: August 5, 2019
- Notification of acceptance: August 31, 2019
- Submission of final version: September 10, 2019
- Workshop: November 8, 2019, The Venetian, Macau

Topics of interest include, but are not necessarily limited to:
-Visionary ideas for autonomy of vision-based UAVs
-Agile autonomous navigation, transportation and manipulation with UAVs
-High-speed visual control and state estimation of aerial vehicles
-Long term and range perception for UAVs without GPS
-Sensor fusion for autonomous navigation in unstructured environment
-System software and hardware architectures
-Mapping and Obstacle avoidance
-Perception in challenging and dynamic environments
-Modeling and benchmarking of performances for three-dimensional navigation
-Dynamic visual servo control of aerial vehicles
-Cooperative estimation and control with multiple aerial vehicles
-Resource constrained navigation
-Field robotics
-Search and rescue robotics

Every paper will be reviewed by at least two peers. The selection of
accepted papers will be done by the organizing committee, based on the
reviews. Accepted abstracts will be made available on the workshop website,
and authors will be invited to present their works during the interactive
poster session.

Giuseppe Loianno, New York University
Davide Scaramuzza, University of Zurich

On behalf of the organizers
Giuseppe Loianno

Dr. Giuseppe Loianno
Assistant Professor
Director of the Agile Robotics and Perception Lab
NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Affiliated RiskEcon Lab, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences,
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