[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for Contributions: ICRA'18 Full-Day Workshop on "Aerial Robotic Inspection and Maintenance: Research Challenges, Field Experience and Industry Needs"

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[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for Contributions: ICRA'18 Full-Day Workshop on "Aerial Robotic Inspection and Maintenance: Research Challenges, Field Experience and Industry Needs"

Kostas Alexis
ICRA 2018 Full-Day Workshop:

“Workshop on Aerial Robotic Inspection and Maintenance: Research Challenges,
Field Experience and Industry Needs"

Brisbane, Australia – May 25th: Workshop (full-day)

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Dear all,

We invite you to participate in the ICRA 2018 Workshop on Aerial Robotic
Inspection and Maintenance: Research Challenges,
Field Experience and Industry Needs.

This full-day workshop with take place on Friday May 25 as per the ICRA 2018
Schedule: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__icra2018.org_accepted-2Dworkshops-2Dtutorials_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=39tjkebOuIJwIo4to952tJ9cSnaUkOWD8z8AiM-799E&s=s7ezAeO_w8Tn_ZEAsCkSW2QduGCOUXrHAJKbnypNjaE&e=

An excellent set of speakers will provide their experiences within the
framework of invited talks but also as presentations and posters of accepted
papers. Please check the details of the Workshop program at:

Aerial robotics have demonstrated their capacity to contribute into
structural monitoring and maintenance operations. A large set of projects
worldwide contribute into the relevant challenges of control, mapping,
planning and task allocation among multi-robot teams, and significant field
demonstration activities are on the way. Among others, research groups have
evaluated the ability of aerial robotics to perform high-resolution mapping
and execute useful work-tasks via means of aerial manipulation.

This workshop addresses aerial robotic technologies for autonomous
inspection, monitoring and manipulation for maintenance work-task execution,
a growing necessity that demands groundbreaking progress in multiple fields
including those of robot localization and mapping, semantics classification,
path planning for exploration and inspection, aerial manipulation design and
control, as well as multi-robot systems. This workshop consists of a mixture
of presentations from invited speakers, lighting talks, overview of a
relevant simulation system and live examples, a poster session and round
table discussions. Furthermore, adequate time for questions is allocated to
enable an interactive experience.

**Topics of interest (indicative but not exclusive)**

* Aerial manipulation control
* Disturbance attenuation and robust control
* Whole-body control
* Multiple-arms aerial manipulation
* Collaborative aerial manipulation
* Reinforcement learning for aerial manipulation

* Dense mapping for inspection operations
* Mapping in degraded visual environments
* Mapping for aerial manipulation
* Localization and mapping in visually-degraded environments
* Semantic scene understanding
* Collaborative perception

* Planning for autonomous exploration
* Planning for optimized coverage
* Planning under uncertainty for exploration and mapping
* Learning inspection behaviors
* Collaborative exploration and inspection planning

Field Robotics & Industry Experience
* Experiences from real-life experience in infrastructure inspection
* Experiences from real-life use of aerial manipulation
* Large-scale field robotics experiments

* Kostas Alexis, Autonomous Robots Lab, University of Nevada, Reno, USA
* Gianluca Antonelli, Università di Cassino, IT
* Mauricio Calva, Chevron, UK
* Margarita Chli, Vision for Robotics Lab, ETH Zurich, CH
* Matteo Fumagalli, Aalborg University of Copenhagen, DK
* Anibal Ollero, University of Seville, ES


This proposed workshop is supported by:
1) IEEE RAS TC 1 Aerial Robotics and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
3) The “NRI: Collaborative Research: Multi-Modal Characterization of DOE-EM
Facilities”, and the “NRI: Large: Collaborative Research: Fast and Accurate
Infrastructure Modeling and Inspection with Low-Flying Robots”, as well as
the “KF: Mine Inspection Robotics” project

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