[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CFP ICRA 2019 Workshop “The Future of Aerial Robotics: Challenges and Opportunities”

Giuseppe Loianno gl79 at nyu.edu
Wed Mar 20 15:03:11 PDT 2019

Dear Colleagues,

we are pleased to announce the ICRA 2019 Workshop on “The Future of Aerial
Robotics: Challenges and Opportunities” on May 23 room 517a.

Due to multiple requests the new submission deadline for contributed papers
is April 10.

This full-day workshop with take place on May 23 or 24, 2019 with the final
date to be finalized soon by the conference organization.

An incredible set of outstanding speakers in the field will provide their
experiences within the  framework of invited talks.


We also strongly encourage the submission of abstracts, short papers,
posters, and demo abstracts at the following link and as indicated below in
the call for papers


------------------ Motivation and Objectives--------------

This Workshop aims to address and analyze the evolution of aerial robotics
technologies and applications to date in order to identify the most
relevant challenges and opportunities in the field for the upcoming decade
– and beyond – both for the Academia and the Industry, including developers
and end users.

Thus, as a first topic, methods and technologies to increase the duration
and the range of flight of current aerial robotics platforms will be
addressed, alongside the technologies to increase the safety of such
systems. Different approaches including morphology shaping, bio-inspiration
and soft-robotics will be discussed with respect to their potential to
address these challenges. The Workshop will also analyze the latest results
and current limitations in the autonomy of aerial robots, including
discussions on perception, planning and reactive capabilities, as well as
dexterity and accuracy in aerial manipulation. Finally, the workshop will
focus particular attention to the resilience of aerial robots, including
navigation and control looking out for very innovative applications for
indoor and outdoor scenarios alike. Conclusions will be distilled in a
report released to the community.


------------Topics of interest (not limited to)--------------------


   Novel robotic design solutions for specialized applications

   Morphology shaping, bio-inspired unmanned aerial vehicle designs

   Robust flight control systems

   Aerial manipulation control

   Reinforcement learning-based control systems


   Dense mapping for inspection operations

   Mapping in sensing-degraded environments

   Mapping for aerial manipulation

   Collaborative perception


   Planning for autonomous exploration

   Planning for optimized coverage

   Field Robotics & Industry Experience


------------------ Call for Papers--------------

The paper version should an extended abstracts, demo abstracts or full
papers in pdf standard ICRA 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.


------------------IMPORTANT DATES--------------

- Submission deadline of papers ICRA style: April 10, 2019

- Notification of acceptance: April 15, 2019

- Submission of final version: April 20, 2019

- Workshop: May 23, 2019, Palais des congrès de Montréal, Canada



-Anibal Ollero, University of Seville, ES

-Gianluca Antonelli, Università di Cassino, IT

-Giuseppe Loianno, NYU, Tandon School of Engineering, New York, USA

-Kostas Alexis, Autonomous Robots Lab, University of Nevada, Reno, USA

-Margarita Chli, Vision for Robotics Lab, ETH Zurich, Switzerland



This workshop is supported by

-the European H2020 projects AEROARMS, AEROBI and HYFLIERS, and the ERC
Advanced Grant GRIFFIN.

-Swiss National Science Foundation’s NCCR Robotics and NCCR Digital

-DARPA Subterranean Challenge Project “CERBERUS”, the “NRI: Collaborative
Research: Multi-Modal Characterization of DOE-EM Facilities”, the “KF:Mine
Inspection Robotics”, and TEPCO projects.


Furthermore, this workshop brings the endorsement letter from IEEE RAS TC1
on Aerial Robotics and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.

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
Main organizer of the Vision-based Drones: What's Next? workshop at IROS
2018 in Madrid
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