November 2, 2007, San Diego, CA, USA
15-October-2007: The workshop program is available from today!
15-October-2007: Registered participants will receive a hard copy of the workshop proceedings (Supported by NXP Research).
16-August-2007: Depending on the amount of high quality papers, selected workshop papers might be considered for a Robotics & Autonomous Systems journal special issue.
8-August-2007: Due to problems with IROS support the paper submission deadline is extended till 24th of August and the workshop date is changed to 2-November!
Call for papers:(click here for PDF version)
Laurent Itti, University of Southern California,USA
Dieter Fox, University of Washington, USA
Antonio Torralba, MIT CSAIL, Cambridge, USA.
One of the basic robot skills is goal-directed navigation, including localization, path planning and path following. Traditionally mapping and localization has focused on metric environment representations. The environment models were typically described in terms of simple geometric features, such as points, lines and planes. However, it is hard to communicate with a robot in terms of these types of geometric primitives. For natural communication the robot should have an appropriate space representation enabling communication in terms of semantic concepts such as objects, rooms etc.
The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers that work on space representations appropriate for humans-robot interaction and on development of algorithms for learning various semantic concepts/categories from the robot sensor data.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to the following areas: