[meetings] International Symposium on Aerial Robotics

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[meetings] International Symposium on Aerial Robotics

Dear Colleagues,
we are pleased to announce the 1st International Symposium on Aerial
Robotics to be held at the University of Pennsylvania on 19-21 June
website: http://aerialrobotics.seas.upenn.edu/
The symposium will highlight advances in aerial robotics and provide
opportunities to network with robotics and drone experts in academia,
government, and industry.  Also included will be a day of hands-on
tutorials for robotics students. We strongly encourage the community to
submit a 2 page abstract as specified below.

In this spite, June 21 will be dedicated for presentations and hands-on
tutorials from our 2 sponsors Qualcomm and DJI.
A tentative program will be available shortly.
We have planned an impressive list of speakers and events both from
academia and industry.

The registration fee is $100 for anyone. Participants should register at
the link below.

Any student, at any level, can waive the registration fee. The student
needs to fill the form below and has to provide a letter of
participation from his advisor in pdf format. The letter has to confirm
the student status and explain why the participation is important for
his career. A confirmation of acceptance will be send shortly after the
More details are available at the link below

------------------ Motivation---------------
Autonomous micro Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are beginning to play
an important role in tasks like search and rescue, environment
monitoring, security surveillance, transportation and inspection. Small
scale size vehicles have to quickly and autonomously navigate in narrow
outdoor and indoor environments, in cities or other dense environments.
They must be able to actively explore unknown areas while avoiding
collisions by creating maps using on board sensors. This symposium will
address design and navigation solutions for UAVs. We expect to bring
together researchers from academia and industry in the area of control,
design, closed-loop control and navigation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.

------------------ Call for Papers----------
The paper version should be a 2-page extended abstract in pdf standard
IEEE format. Accepted abstracts will be made available on the
website, and authors will be invited to give a presentation and present
their work.
We are currently exploring the possibility of a journal special issue
for the best contributions at the symposium.

------------------IMPORTANT DATES-----------
- Submission deadline of extended abstracts 2 pages IEEE style: April
28, 2017
- Notification of acceptance: May 12, 2017
- Submission of final version: May 19, 2017
- Symposium: June 19-21, 2017 University of Pennsylvania

Topics covered will be, but are not limited to:
-Aerial Robotics
-Aerial Manipulation
-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
-Dynamic visual servo control of aerial vehicles
-Cooperative estimation and control with multiple aerial vehicles
-Resource constrained navigation
-Field robotics
-Search and rescue robotics

Dr. Giuseppe Loianno, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Shaojie Shen, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Dr. Vijay Kumar, University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Giuseppe Loianno
Research Scientist and Team leader
University of Pennsylvania
Main organizer of the workshop IROS 2016 in Korea
Media: http://wpage.unina.it/giuseppe.loianno/publications.html