> CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
> Robotics: Science and Systems 2011 Workshop: Toward High-Performance
> Computing Support for the Simulation and Planning of Robot Contact Tasks.
> June 27 (all day), 28 (morning) 2011
> University of Southern California
> On behalf of the co-organizers of this NSF-supported workshop, it is my
> pleasure to invite you to attend our workshop on simulation of systems
> with intermittent contact for vehicle design, manufacturing, logistics,
> autonomous robotics, game physics, or other application areas.
> The goals of this 1.5-day workshop are to evaluate the state of the art in
> simulation methods for contact problems in robotics and other application
> domains (on day one) and to chart a path toward meeting the future contact
> simulation needs of the robotics community (on day two, morning only).
> The NSF funds will be used to help defray the cost of participation in
> this workshop if you are a US citizen. For approximate amounts, look here:
> http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~trink/RSS-2011/travel.html >
> Confirmed speakers:
> Erwin Coumins (Bullet Physics)
> Dan Negrut (U of Wisconsin)
> Sidd Srinivasa (Intel Pittsburgh)
> Chris Carothers (RPI)
> Danny Kaufman (RPI)
> Todd Murphey (Northwestern)
> Kevin Lynch (Northwestern)
> Dinesh Manocha (UNC)
> Dinesh Pai (UBC)
> Motivational videos and more details are here:
> http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~trink/RSS-2011/rss2011wrkshp.html >
> There is still time to submit a poster. Please contact Jeff Trinkle if you
> are interested.
> Topics of Interest:
> The organizers are particularly interested in receiving submissions
> on analysis, simulation, design, and planning of all types
> of contact tasks that are difficult to simulate accurately or carry
> out automatically with a real system: assembly, locomotion, grasping,
> repair, cleaning, and loading. We also encourage submissions on
> general methods that use simulation models such as particle filtering
> and model predictive control. Application areas outside the
> mainstream of robotics are desired as they will broaden the range of
> discussions. Generally, submissions should focus on the state of the
> art in your research area and the shortcomings of current simulation
> tools in meeting your research goals.
> Important Dates:
> Early Registration ends June 1.
> Dan Negrut ([hidden email])
> Chris Carothers ([hidden email])
> Jeff Trinkle ([hidden email])