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[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CfP : RSS Workshop on Challenges and Opportunities for Resilient Collective Intelligence in Subterranean Environments

Wennie Tabib
Call for Contributions:


RSS Workshop on Challenges and Opportunities for Resilient Collective
Intelligence in Subterranean Environments

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, 30 June 2018

Important Dates:


- Submission deadline (extended): June 9, 2018 (AoE)

- Acceptance notification: June 12, 2018

- Camera-ready submission: June 23, 2018

- Workshop: June 30, 2018

Resilient intelligent systems adapt, introspect, and evolve to changing
robot and environment models and application objectives. Collective
resilient intelligence exploits learned models from multiple systems (robot
or human) to yield more efficient strategies than single systems.
Subterranean environments present unique challenges and considerations to
developing robust, real-time navigation, control and autonomy for robotic
systems due to the complexity of some domains (e.g., caves) and the
repetitive nature of others (e.g., mines).

The goal of this workshop is to discuss the challenges and opportunities of
operating in subterranean environments such as mines and caves to achieve
safe and stable autonomy of single- and multi-robot systems by exploiting
online learning and adaptation within the feedback loop. The workshop
brings together experts to present recent advancements in the areas of
perception, planning, control, and learning and provide rich discussion for
the implications of these methods for safe, autonomous operations in
challenging subterranean environments. Academic and industry researchers
studying the topical areas of active perception, human-robot interaction,
and multi-robot coordination will discuss the fundamental challenges and
opportunities that arise in the pursuit of resilient collective
intelligence in these domains.

The workshop will consist of topical presentations and a panel discussion
by a cross-disciplinary group of experts with the goal of highlighting the
challenges that arise when applying techniques from online learning and
adaptation (at the levels of planning, perception, and control) in highly
variable and unstructured subterranean environments such as mines and
caves. Discussions will explore the performance implications of operating
in these domains and identify areas for future work to enable more
effective and resilient collective operations. A poster session will
highlight recent research advancements.

Submission Guidelines:


Extended abstracts are solicited from workshop participants for review and
presentation as posters at the workshop as well as compiled into a workshop
proceedings. Extended abstract content is expected to align with the
workshop theme (minimum two pages, maximum four pages, excluding references)
and should adhere to the RSS paper format (using templates available in
LaTeX or Word, submitted as a PDF).

Extended abstracts can be submitted by logging into the conference

management website located at:


Further details may be found at:

Confirmed Speakers:


Kostas Alexis, University of Nevada, Reno

Jose Alonso-Mora, Delft University of Technology

Michal Čáp, Delft University of Technology

Luca Carlone, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Debadeepta Dey, Microsoft Research

Anca Dragan, University of California Berkeley

Robert Fitch, University of Technology Sydney

Oliver Kroemer,  Carnegie Mellon University

Srinivasa Narasimhan, Carnegie Mellon University

Sebastian Scherer, Carnegie Mellon University

Sanjiv Singh, Carnegie Mellon University

Wennie Tabib, Carnegie Mellon University

Red Whittaker, Carnegie Mellon University



Wennie Tabib, Carnegie Mellon University

Nathan Michael, Carnegie Mellon University
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