[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] 4th CfP [Deadline extended]: ICRA 2018 Workshop on Multilegged Robots: Towards Robust Real-World Deployments

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[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] 4th CfP [Deadline extended]: ICRA 2018 Workshop on Multilegged Robots: Towards Robust Real-World Deployments

4th CfP: ICRA 2018 Workshop on Multilegged Robots: Towards Robust Real-World Deployments

Multilegged robots have unique potential advantages over wheeled and tracked systems in regard to traversal of rough and unstructured terrain, and this has led to a growing interest and body of research in legged systems. However, there are very few actual real-world deployments of multilegged robots, and so far there has been no significant uptake of legged robots in domains such as agriculture, mining, manufacturing, environmental monitoring and others. This workshop will explore the “missing ingredients” that are holding back widespread real-world deployment of multilegged robots, and will feature both distinguished invited speakers and solicited papers.


We invite submissions related to multilegged robots to overview the current state of the art, and to propose new directions. Submissions will be judged on novelty, scientific contribution, clarity, and relevance. We welcome submissions of 2-4 page short papers in the double-column IEEE ICRA format in the following areas:

  *   Multilegged robot designs for complex industrial environments or challenging outdoor terrain
  *   Motion planning for high DOF robots in complex, 3D environments
  *   Energy aware motion planning for multilegged robots
  *   State estimation for multilegged robots
  *   Control architectures for multilegged robots

Authors of accepted papers are expected to give a 3 minute oral presentation, and to present a poster at the workshop. All submissions must be original and not previously or simultaneously submitted to another venue.
All accepted presentations will be made available on the workshop website and Arxiv. After the workshop, selected authors will be invited to extend their work for submission to a special issue of a robotics journal (TBC).

If you have a robot related to your submission, we strongly encourage you to bring the robot to the workshop with you to be demonstrated. You will get an opportunity to demonstrate your robots during the conference/exhibition days as well. Please contact the organizers to discuss and arrange logistics.



  *   Submission deadline - Friday 6 April 2018 (Extended)
  *   Notification of acceptance - Friday 13 April 2018
  *   Final submission - Tuesday 1 May 2018
  *   Workshop day - Friday 25 May 2018
All dates and times are Anywhere on Earth (AoE)

This workshop is supported by the IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Mechanisms and Design.

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