[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] ICRA 2019 Workshop RT-DUNE: Robot Teammates Operating in Dynamic, Unstructured Environments - Extended Deadline!

Carlos Nieto-Granda cnietogr at eng.ucsd.edu
Mon Mar 18 03:25:50 PDT 2019

ICRA 2019 Workshop
RT-DUNE: Robot Teammates Operating in Dynamic, Unstructured Environments
May 23rd (full day) - Montreal, Canada
Website: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__manihsieh.com_icra-2D2019-2Dworkshop&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=c6bJEwKMh8GW6w_bWkeqJftCQkOwLM8mXhwe11QQu7U&s=4BQqG-H88vF1UsmbmU7gHHBN2QZDPXdv9kKZ9g5YhP4&e=
Contact: RT.DUNE at gmail.com

*** Important Dates ***

Extended abstract submission deadline: 29 March (AoE)
Notification of acceptance: 5 April
Workshop day: 23 May

*** Overview ***

Robotic systems capable of conquering well and partially-structured
environments are emerging. As we look to the future, robots capable of
operating in genuinely unstructured and dynamic environments remain a
significant challenge. This challenge is particularly apparent when
robots are required to work alongside humans as teammates, and
perform at - and beyond - human operational speeds. Inspired by the
formed  at the 1st RT-DUNE ICRA 2018 workshop  over the importance of this
challenge, this year's RT-DUNE workshop will focus on the problem of
human-robot teaming at and beyond human operational speeds in dynamic,
unstructured environments. Fundamentally, this workshop will seek to
1) understand what advances are required for robots to operate
as teammates to humans and at and beyond human speeds in dynamic,
environments and 2) share and discuss novel research that will enable
solutions to this problem. This workshop will bring together researchers in
areas of perception,
cognition, planning, control, estimation, machine learning, multi-robot
systems, and
human-robot interaction. It will feature a combination of invited talks,
oral and poster presentations, and a panel discussion. The organizers
expect increased industry and government research participation to help
the challenges, balance the various perspectives, and further the

*** Speakers ***

Oussama Khatib, Stanford University / Ocean One
Aude Billard, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Michael Beetz, Universität Bremen
Maya Cakmak, Washington University (tentative)
Kris Hauser, Duke University
Timothy Chung, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

*** Submissions ***

We invite interested researchers to submit a 1-2 pages extended abstract of
relevant work. The accepted abstracts will be posted on the workshop
website and
will not appear in theofficial IEEE proceedings. The reviewing is single
blind and will be
carried out by the workshop organizers. The accepted papers will have the
opportunity to
present their work/ideas in a poster session, selected papers will be
invited to give a
15 minute oral presentation, and best poster will be awarded.

Please submit your abstract to the workshop official email address
RT.DUNE at gmail.com before 15 March.

*** Topics ***

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Perception at rapid operational tempo
Inferring human intent
Human-agent teaming
Learning from demonstration
Cognitive architectures for control
Hybrid metric-symbolic planning
Natural language understanding
Common-sense reasoning
Activity and gesture recognition
Neuro-inspired architectures for control
Inverse reinforcement learning
Semantic perception
Robust field robotics
Online modeling for perception
Collaborative mobile manipulation
Resilient adaptation to change

*** Format ***

The workshop format will include morning and afternoon talks by researchers
covering topics that are essential for addressing the workshop central
topic. Selected submissions that are highly relevant to the workshop
central theme
will be invited to give short (15 minute) oral presentations. During the
morning and afternoon sessions, a long (45-60 minute) poster session will
be conducted
for authors of selected submissions. At the end of each session will be a
panel. The morning panel will consist of members of organizations
(government and
industry) that sponsor research for attendees to learn from international
experts in
defining the real-world problems that motivate this work. The afternoon
panel will
bring together experts in both the problem and solution areas for an open
discussion with the attendees to further understanding and discuss future

*** Organizing Committee ***

Henrik Christensen, University of California, San Diego
Nicholas Roy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sonia Chernova, Georgia Institute of Technology
M. Ani Hsieh, University of Pennsylvania
Stuart Young, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
David Baran, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Ethan Stump, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Carlos Nieto-Granda, University of California, San Diego
Christopher Reardon, U.S. Army Research Laboratory

*** More information ***

Check the workshop website, https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__manihsieh.com_icra-2D2019-2Dworkshop&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=c6bJEwKMh8GW6w_bWkeqJftCQkOwLM8mXhwe11QQu7U&s=4BQqG-H88vF1UsmbmU7gHHBN2QZDPXdv9kKZ9g5YhP4&e= ,
for updates, or contact the organizers at RT.DUNE at gmail.com with any

Carlos Nieto Granda
Contextual Robotics Institute
University of California San Diego
Qualcomm Institute
Atkinson Hall 6th floor, 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093
cnietogr at ucsd.edu

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