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[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] IROS 19 Aerial Swarms Workshop

Fabrizio Schiano
*Dear colleagues,*


the IEEE/RSJ IROS 2019 conference is less than a week away and we would
like to remind you to join us at the Full-Day Workshop on Aerial
Swarmswhich will take place on Monday, November 4th, 2019(Room LG-R14,

In addition to peer reviewed papers, an incredible set of outstanding
speakers in the field will provide their experiences within the
framework of invited talks.

The full program is available here:

Best regards,

Fabrizio Schiano, Dario Floreano and Paolo Robuffo Giordano.

==== IN SHORT ====

Workshop on Aerial Swarms (Full-day)

Co-located with the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent
Robots and Systems (IROS 2019)

WHEN: November 4th, 2019, 9am-18pm

WHERE: The Venetian Macao, Macau, China, Room LG-R14

Website:https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__go.epfl.ch_iros2019swarms&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rStC00sfV_qVWqlcnmGhKrRoTMim5rLso-FTzVW2NfNyo&m=JkaazpvXR_ut9utWbWkQ-gZwJFRmho8Y80lKPHKA3v8&s=sQEyfBZ_XJxHEECt6Sa2pycBlWypi4veJjkgNPscEdo&e=  <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__go.epfl.ch_iros2019swarms&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rStC00sfV_qVWqlcnmGhKrRoTMim5rLso-FTzVW2NfNyo&m=JkaazpvXR_ut9utWbWkQ-gZwJFRmho8Y80lKPHKA3v8&s=sQEyfBZ_XJxHEECt6Sa2pycBlWypi4veJjkgNPscEdo&e= >

Contact: Fabrizio Schiano ([hidden email])

==== ORGANIZERS ====

Fabrizio Schiano - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL)

Dario Floreano - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL)

Paolo Robuffo Giordano – French National Center for Scientific Research



Recent advances in sensor technologies have greatly enhanced the
capabilities of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). One consequence of this
has been the growing interest in multi-aerial robotic systems often
simply called "aerial swarms". The interest in single aerial robotic
systems is still bustling and attracting many researchers worldwide.
However, in the last decades, aerial swarm robotics consolidated itself
as one of the most challenging, exciting and multidisciplinary fields of
robotics. These systems have many advantages with respect to
single-robot systems. In particular, aerial swarms have the possibility
of fulfilling more complex tasks faster, and they are expected to be
more robust to failures. Another advantage is that it is possible to
share capabilities over the group (e.g., one part of the group is the
eyes of the group, one part is the hands of the group). Real-world
applications that could benefit from the use of aerial swarms include
patrolling, exploration, search and rescue in large areas, as well as
cooperative transportation and construction.

Workshop Goals

This workshop will bring together subsets of the two communities of
multi-robot and bio-inspired swarms dealing specifically with systems of
multiple aerial robots. The workshop aims to trigger a scientific
discussion on the most recent advances and challenges of the science and
technology of aerial swarms. We believe that the two aforementioned
communities tackle remarkably similar problems but in different manners.
The common problems they try to focus on and solve are the ones of
perception, estimation, control, and navigation of groups of UAVs in
different environments. The multi-robot community often wants to ensure
a particular configuration and performance tackling, for example, the
swarming problem with tools from algebraic graph theory. Some of the
works assume that the robots know their absolute positions and many
assume that a robot can communicate with other members of the group. The
bio-inspired community tries to tackle the same problem taking
inspiration purely from biological systems. Therefore, they usually
assume neither communication nor knowledge of the absolute positions of
the agents. However, this community seldom implements the devised
algorithms on real robotics systems to verify their applicability in the
real world.

In general, we believe that there is not a gap between the two
communities, but this workshop will try to highlight the differences in
their approaches. The goal will be to share knowledge and to understand
the main directions towards which the two communities are heading.


- Gábor Vásárhelyi

- Giuseppe Loianno

- Martin Saska

- Yongnan Jia

- Shaojie Shen

- Guido de Croon

- Wolfgang Honig

==== TOPICS ====

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

- multi-robot systems

- aerial swarms

- unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)

- bio-inspired algorithms

- collective behavior

- distributed systems


This workshop is supported by


    IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Aerial Robotics and Unmanned Aerial
    Vehicles [1]


    IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Multi-Robot Systems [2]


    RoboCom++ [3]

All the information of the workshop will be available in the webpage:


For further information, please contact:

Fabrizio Schiano [hidden email]

==== LINKS ====





*Dr. Fabrizio Schiano*

Scientific Collaborator and Postdoctoral Researcher

EPFL - École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

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