[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for Abstracts/Posters - IROS18 Workshop on "Robotics for logistics in warehouses and environments shared with humans"

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[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for Abstracts/Posters - IROS18 Workshop on "Robotics for logistics in warehouses and environments shared with humans"

Luigi Villani
Call for extended abstracts/posters
IROS2018 Workshop on “Robotics for logistics in warehouses and environments shared with humans”

Full day Workshop

Friday October 5th, 2018
Madrid Municipal Conference Centre, Madrid, Spain

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Workshop focus
The world of logistics and distribution is a strongly growing sector for suppliers of robot technologies and a field full of interesting challenges for robotics research. Robots today are able to perceive, recognize, pick and manipulate a wide variety of objects. They are able to navigate and move things in less and less structured environments. They can collaborate with human operators in shared workspaces, interacting safely with employees and customers. These advances in robotic technologies, together with their relatively low costs, make robotic solutions appealing not only for all the components of the logistics supply chain, including warehouses, distribution centers, sorting centers, last-mile delivery, but also for intra-logistic operations in retail stores, care facilities, and hospitals.

The European Union’s H2020 research and innovation program funded a number of projects related to robotics for logistics in warehouses and environments shared with humans. Four of them (ILIAD, REFILLS, RoPod, SafeLog), involving research institutions, logistic companies, robot manufacturers, end-users from different European countries, are committed to the workshop organization.

Starting from the research and technological issues of the above projects, that will be reported by the protagonists, this workshop intends to share knowledge about technological opportunities and challenges regarding robotics for logistics. The aim is to bring together and confront the experience of researchers, end users, logistics and robotics companies working on novel approaches, through a mixture of talks from invited speakers, an interactive poster session and a round-table discussion.

Topics of interest
The topics of interest, related to robotics for logistics, will include but are not limited to the following:
* Intelligent transportation systems
* Robotic systems in logistics
* Inventory management
* Planning, scheduling, and coordination of heterogeneous human-robot fleets
* Path planning for multiple mobile robots or agents
* Software, middleware and programming environments
* Perception for grasping and manipulation
* Reactive and sensor-based planning
* Sensor-based control
* Gripper and other end-effectors
* Computer vision for transportation
* Semantic scene understanding
* Object detection, segmentation, and categorization
* Human factors and human-in-the-loop
* Human detection and tracking and intention recognition
* Robot safety
* Safe human-robot interaction/collaboration in robot warehouses
* Human-centered robotics in warehouses
* Human-centered automation
* Model learning for control
* Virtual reality and augmented reality
* Robot design for logistics
* Ethics of human-robot collaboration in logistic warehouses

Submission instructions
We invite extended abstracts of 2 pages (pdf, in the standard format for IEEE IROS conference). Submissions should describe one or more of the above topics of interest. All the submissions will be evaluated by the workshop organizers based on relevance to the workshop topics, technical quality, and novelty. Authors of accepted abstracts are expected to attend the workshop with a spot-light talk (~5 mins) and to present their work as posters during the interactive session with posters prepared in advance. The accepted abstracts will be posted on the workshop website and will not appear in the official IEEE proceedings.

The extended abstracts in pdf format must be sent to: [hidden email]

Important dates
Submission deadline: July 31
Notification of acceptance: August 21
Final submission: September 4
Registration: see the IROS2018 web site at: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.iros2018.org&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=5pHHeT8caGlZHYckKZAZJ5d6tKZqhuMHJLNSbuhvsY8&s=sqEjxKTT6uC5ElB6KT_7vnXc-s0xFKtNOtFIEjUHX0o&e=

Luigi Villani, Università di Napoli Federico II
Jesús Julián Alfonso De la Riva, ITAINNOVA/Instituto Tecnológico de Aragón, Spain
Martin Magnusson, Örebro University, Sweden
Erwin Prassler, Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, Germany
David Puljiz, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, IAR-IPR, Germany

Prof. Luigi Villani
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica e
Tecnologie dell'Informazione
Università di Napoli Federico II
Via Claudio 21, 80125 Napoli, ITALY
Tel: +39 0817683861
Personal fax: +39 062 33230196
Department fax: +39 081 7683816
Skype: luigi_villani
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