The arrival of Microsoft Kinect, with $150 a unit and 8 million sales in two
months, is leading a revolution across robotics research landscapes. Affordable
RGB-D cameras, with real-time synchronized color and dense depth, are to
dramatically improve and fundamentally change robots' capabilities to perceive
and interact with people and environments. We have been witnessing a fast
growth of RGB-D based research and applications from object recognition, 3D
modeling to manipulation and human-robot interaction.
Last year's RGB-D workshop at RSS successfully brought together experts from
multiple research fields with converging interests and discussed major RGB-D
opportunities and challenges in robotics. This year, the main purpose of this
workshop is to understand the scope and impact of the rapidly growing
RGB-D based research activities, to solicit and showcase in-progress
RGB-D based systems and applications, to clarify a research agenda for depth
camera perception, and to coordinate efforts across communities to lead the
emerging RGB-D revolution.
--Call for Contributions--
We encourage and welcome contributions over a wide range of topics and in a
variety of forms, on the use of RGB-D cameras in robotics and its connections
to related fields such as computer vision, graphics, and machine learning.
Subjects of interest include, but not limited to:
* 3D shape analysis and matching
* 3D reconstruction and modeling
* Object and articulated tracking
* Object recognition and pose estimation
* Mobile manipulation
* Navigation, mapping and localization
* Scene understanding and segmentation
* People and activity recognition
* Human-robot / human-computer interaction
* Sensor integration and fusion
* Empirical studies and benchmarks
* DEMO (see below)
Electronic submissions can be in the form of both extended abstracts (1-2
pages) and full papers (up to 6 pages). They can be either a presentation of
work in progress or a summary of recent research advances. Video supplemental
materials are encouraged. Selected contributions will be presented at the
workshop as talks, spotlights and/or posters.
We encourage the submissions of live demos and working systems. A demo
submission should be in the format of an extended abstract with recorded
videos, under the DEMO category, separate from the main paper if any.
Given sufficient interests, a special demo session will be organized.
Submission site Open: April 5, 2011
Submissions Due: May 9, 2011
Decisions and Final Program: May 30, 2011
Camera-Ready: June 13, 2011
Martial Hebert, Carnegie Mellon University
Johny Lee, Google
Dieter Fox, University of Washington
Kurt Konolige, Willow Garage
Jana Kosecka, George Mason University
Xiaofeng Ren, Intel Labs Seattle
For submission-related questions, please contact the workshop organizers through CMT.