This workshop focuses on technologies that allow robots to be designed by software. We aim to generate discussion into the design of bespoke specialized robotic systems that are poised to provide superior performance compared to currently-available options. In such an approach, robots may optimize their hardware (morphologies, sensor/actuator configurations, and the materials they are made from), and software (controllers). In each case the onus is on techniques that automatically design and create robots, or robot components, with no (or minimal) human intervention. Such an approach is becoming increasingly feasible, due to the rapidly-advancing push in manufacturing technologies, including 3D printing & high-throughput materials characterization.
Submission deadline: 20th Mar 2018
Notification of acceptance: 20th April 2018
Camera ready deadline: 5th May 2018
Final Schedule: 15th May 2018
ICRA: 21st May 2018