The technical committees have been asked by the RAS Technical Activities Board to review the list of keywords that are used for RAS conferences (ICRA, IROS, etc.) This is an important task that influences how reviewers and editors are assigned to papers, and this opportunity does not arise very often. So, we would like to open this discussion to TC members.
To kick off the discussion, Kris Hauser has made some preliminary suggestions on the TC message board for RAS keywords.
A full day workshop titled "Robot Motion Planning: Online, Reactive and in Real-time" will take place in conjunction with the IEEE/RSJ IROS 2012 conference in Vila Moura, Algarve, Portugal on October 7 or 12, 2012.
This workshop is supported by the TC on Algorithms for Planning and Control of Robot Motion and covers the following topics:
Call for Papers
The following is a partial list of papers that will be presented during IROS 2011 related to planning and control of robot motion and are written by members of the Technical Committee:
Monday, September 26
Afternoon Session, 14:00-15:30
- 15:00-15:15, Paper MoAT8.7:
"Adapting Control Policies for Expensive Systems to Changing Environments" by Tesch, M., Schneider, J., Choset, H. - CMU
Late afternoon Session, 16:00-17:30
Events related to planning and control that are taking place in conjunction with IROS 2011:
Symposium: Foundations and Future Prospects of Sampling-Based Motion Planning (Wednesday, Sept. 28 - 10:00am)
Symposium: Robot Motion Planning: Achievements and Emerging Approaches (Wednesday, Sept. 28 - 8:00am)
Workshop: Progress and Open Problems in Motion Planning (Friday, Sept. 30 - Full day)
A workshop on "Progress and Open Problems in Motion Planning" will take place on Friday, September 30th in San Francisco, CA, in conjunction with the 2011 IEEE/RSJ Int. Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS).
You can find more information regarding the workshop under the following URL:
The technical committee is organizing a workshop that will take place in conjunction with the Robotics: Science and Systems 2010 conference.
You can find more information under the workshop's webpage:
[Summary by Kostas Bekris]
A large body of work at IROS related strongly to planning and control algorithms for robot motion. Thus, the following overview cannot be exhaustive but it attempts to highlight some of the challenges that the community, and especially the members of our committee, are trying to address with planning and control solutions.
Presenter: Steve LaValle
[Summary by: Kostas Bekris]
The tutorial took place on October 11, one day before the start of the main IROS conference. Approximately 60 people attended it, overflowing the available space. The entire presentation, close to 6 hours, was offered by Steve LaValle, while the audience had plenty of questions and comments about the material.
Slides from the presentation, as well as a tutorial article on the material can be found on Steve LaValle's webpage.