[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CfP: ICRA 2018 Workshop on Cognitive Whole-Body Control for Compliant Robot Manipulation (COWB-COMP)
*** Initial call for contributions***
Workshop on Cognitive Whole-Body Control for Compliant Robot
ICRA 2018, 21-25 May, Brisbane, Australia
Dear robotics community,
it is our pleasure to announce the ICRA 2018 Workshop on Cognitive
Whole-Body Control for Compliant Robot Manipulation (COWB-COMP). We
encourage you to contribute to our workshop to be held during ICRA 2018
in Brisbane, Australia. Please find the general workshop information and
the call for contributions below.
On behalf of the organizers,
Daniel Leidner, German Aerospace Center (DLR)
## WORKSHOP SCOPE ##
The aim of this workshop is to boost research related to every facet of
compliant, whole-body manipulation of robotic systems - both from a
robotics/control perspective and from the cognitive point of view. We
believe this will foster the development of universal service robots
that are capable of compliant manipulation skills such as collecting
shards with a broom, prepare pizza dough, or use a power tool to drill
holes into a wall. These tasks demand the combination of human-like
cognitive capabilities and compliant manipulation skills. That is, a
robot has to reason about the controller parameterization according to
the nature of the contact and interpret the effect of the physical
interaction in order to provide semantic feedback regarding the quality
of the task execution. To achieve this, the control level has to
interact closely with the reasoning framework and vice versa.
## CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS ##
We welcome submissions (4-6 pages) to be presented in a brief spotlight
talk (2-3 min) and a subsequent poster session (about 20-30 min). The
manuscripts should use the IEEE ICRA two-column format. All submissions
will be peer-reviewed and selected based on their originality, technical
quality and clarity, and their relevance to the field. We especially
encourage women and young researchers to submit papers, in order to
support gender balance in robotics and the promotion of early-career
researchers to establish themselves within the community. All accepted
papers will be made available on the workshop website.
Submission deadline: March 15, 2018
Acceptance notification: April 15, 2018
Camera-ready manuscript: May 1, 2018
Workshop date: May 21, 2018 or Friday, May 25, 2018
Topics may include but are not restricted to the following fields:
* Representations for compliant manipulation.
* Symbol grounding of in-contact actions and effects.
* Semantic planning for compliant manipulation tasks.
* Whole-body compliant control of humanoid robots.
* Cognitive control strategies for physical contacts.
* Automatic parameterization strategies for multi-task controllers.
* Concepts and implementations for semantic control frameworks.
* Learning of forward and inverse models of compliant interaction.
* High-level semantic analysis of low-level controller signals.
## CONFIRMED SPEAKERS ##
Prof. Alin Albu-Schäffer, German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Prof. Michael Beetz, University of Bremen
Dr. Sylvain Calinon, Idiap Research Institute
Prof. Kei Okada, University of Tokyo
Dr. Pierre-Brice Wieber, INRIA Grenoble
## ORGANIZERS ##
Dr. Daniel Leidner (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
Dr. Alexander Dietrich (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
Prof. Michael Beetz (University of Bremen, Germany)
## ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ##
This workshop is supported by the IEEE-RAS Technical Committee on
Cognitive Robotics and the IEEE-RAS Technical Committee on Whole-Body
Dr.-Ing. Daniel Leidner
Head of Semantic Planning Group
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics
Muenchener Str. 20, D-82234 Wessling