[meetings] IROS 2017 Workshop on Vision-based Agile Autonomous Navigation of UAVs

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[meetings] IROS 2017 Workshop on Vision-based Agile Autonomous Navigation of UAVs

loiannog
Dear Colleagues,

we are very pleased to announce the full day Workshop "Vision-based
Agile Autonomous Navigation of UAVs" to be held at IROS 2017 in
Vancouver, Canada on Thursday, September 28, 2017

Website: http://www.seas.upenn.edu/~loiannog/workshopIROS2017uav/

A call for paper is available at
Submission site:
http://www.seas.upenn.edu/~loiannog/workshopIROS2017uav/submission.html

IROS 2017 Workshop: September 28, 2017 in Vancouver (Canada), during the
IROS 2017 conference

The workshop will feature impressive invited and contributed talks and
live demo from academia and industry! Additionally, it will feature an
industrial session with the participation of 5 companies, such as
Qualcomm, DJI, Microsoft, Terabee and SSCI!

------------------ Motivation & Goal ------------------
Autonomous micro helicopters are starting to play a major role in tasks
like search and rescue, environment monitoring, security surveillance,
transportation and inspection. However, for such operations, two main
challenges arise. The use GPS based navigation is not sufficient. Fully
autonomous operation in cities or other dense indoor and outdoor
environments requires micro helicopters to fly at low altitudes, where
GPS signals are often shadowed or absent. In addition, during the
previous mentioned tasks, agile motions are still not possible,
compromising the execution of critical missions. These should be
typically accomplished in a fast and agile manner and within a limited
amount of time. Thus, several perception and control challenges have
still to be addressed and solved. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) should
be able to fly autonomously with agility in extreme navigation
conditions guaranteeing robust high rate state estimation for closed
loop control. The operating conditions of agile navigation require that
the aerial vehicles should exhibit during flight, despite their
underactuation, smooth motions at high speeds concurrently tolerating
large and sudden changes in accelerations and angular rotations (>800
deg/s), while avoiding collisions with obstacles. Perception, mechanics,
state estimation, environment reconstruction, obstacle avoidance,
planning algorithms and computation are required to support during
navigation these operating conditions over long ranges and short times
and scales. This workshop will focus not only on the scientific
foundations, but also the algorithmic and software design challenges,
which arise in the settings of small-scale, agile navigation in
three-dimensional environments.
The workshop will feature, in addition to contributed and invited talks,
real-time demos provided both from academia and industry actively
working in this field.
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------------------ Call for Papers--------------
The paper version should be a 4-page extended abstract in pdf standard
IROS format. Accepted abstracts 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 presented at the workshop.
http://www.seas.upenn.edu/~loiannog/workshopIROS2017uav/submission.html
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------------------IMPORTANT DATES--------------
- Submission deadline of extended abstracts 4 pages IROS style: July 14,
2017
- Notification of acceptance: August 5, 2017
- Submission of final version: August 15, 2017
- Workshop: September 28, 2017 Vancouver Convention Center
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Topics covered will be:
-Agile autonomous navigation of 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. We are currently exploring the possibility
of a journal special issue for the best papers presented at the
workshop.

ORGANIZERS
Dr. Giuseppe Loianno, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Davide Scaramuzza, University of Zurich
Dr. Vijay Kumar, University of Pennsylvania

On behalf of the organizing committee,
Giuseppe Loianno
Research Scientist
University of Pennsylvania

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Dr. Giuseppe Loianno
Research Scientist and Team leader
GRASP Lab
University of Pennsylvania
www.seas.upenn.edu/~loiannog/
Main organizer of the UAVs Agile-Navigation workshop IROS 2017 in Canada
www.seas.upenn.edu/~loiannog/workshopIROS2017uav/
Media: http://wpage.unina.it/giuseppe.loianno/publications.html
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