IROS and the Modular Robotics Workshop

It is time for IROS and the Modular Robotics Workshop again, and from the program it looks really interesting. I will naturally attend the workshop on Sunday and then I will attend some standards meetings on Monday (thanks Craig and Raj for letting me lurk and learn). I think that getting good, open international standards in place early is essential for SRCMR.

I will also do a number of podcast episodes (check out the ones I have already done here: http://bit.ly/eZwV8e)

For the rest of IROS you find my program in the postpage (it is quite long) and I am still looking for more things that are interesting from a SRCMR perspective, so if you have any tips I would much appreciate them.

 

*Final version not received   Compiled on September 21, 2011

Day Time Paper Title or Activity Authors Session Room  
Monday, September 26, 2011 15:15-15:30 Virtual Chassis for Snake Robots MoAT5.8 David Rollinson, Howie Choset Symposium: Bio-Inspired Robotics I − MoAT5 Continental Ballroom 5
15:15-15:30 Stretchable Circuits and Sensors for Robotic Origami MoAT9.8 Jamie Paik, Rebecca Kramer, Robert Wood Novel Actuators I − MoAT9 Continental Parlor 9
16:00-17:30 A Rapidly Reconfigurable Robot for Assistance in Urban Search and Rescue* MoBPT10.15 Alexander J Hunt, Richard J. Bachmann, Roger, D. Quinn Interactive I − MoBPT10 Golden Gate Room
16:00-17:30 An Ultra-High Precision, High Bandwidth Torque Sensor for Microrobotics Applications*MoBPT10.3 Benjamin Finio, Kevin Galloway, Robert Wood Interactive I − MoBPT10 Golden Gate Room
16:00-16:15 Semi-Plenary Invited Talk: Robotics at Boston Dynamics* MoBT5.1 Gabriel Nelson Symposium: Bio-Inspired Robotics II − MoBT5 Continental Ballroom 5
16:15-16:30 Semi-Plenary Invited Talk: Progress on 100 Milligram Robotic Insects* MoBT5.2 Robert Wood Symposium: Bio-Inspired Robotics II − MoBT5 Continental Ballroom 5
16:30-16:45 Design of a Miniature Integrated Multi-Modal Jumping and Gliding Robot MoBT5.3 Matthew Woodward, Metin Sitti Symposium: Bio-Inspired Robotics II − MoBT5 Continental Ballroom 5
16:45-16:50 Learning to Control Planar Hitting Motions in a Minigolf-Like Task MoBT8.4 Klas Kronander, Seyed Mohammad Khansari-Zadeh, Aude Billard Learning for Control − MoBT8 Continental Parlor 8
17:00-17:15 Variable Impedance Due to Electromechanical Coupling in Electroactive Polymer ActuatorsMoBT9.7 Sanjay Dastoor, Mark Cutkosky Novel Actuators II − MoBT9 Continental Parlor 9
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 08:00-08:15 Semi-Plenary Invited Talk: History of Microrobotics and Vision for the Future: Microassembly and Beyond* TuAT3.1 Toshio Fukuda Symposium: Microrobotics I − TuAT3 Continental Parlor 3
08:00-08:15 Using Response Surfaces and Expected Improvement to Optimize Snake Robot Gait Parameters TuAT8.1 Matthew Tesch, Jeff Schneider, Howie Choset Bio-Inspired & Biomimetic Robots − TuAT8 Continental Parlor 8
09:15-09:30 Caliper: A Universal Robot Simulation Framework for Tendon-Driven Robots TuAT7.8 Steffen Wittmeier, Michael Jäntsch, Konstantinos Dalamagkidis, Markus Rickert, Hugo Marques, Alois Knoll Software Architectures & Frameworks − TuAT7 Continental Parlor 7
10:00-10:15 Combining Imitation and Reinforcement Learning to Fold Deformable Planar ObjectsTuBT7.1 Benjamin Balaguer, Stefano Carpin Contact and Deformation − TuBT7 Continental Parlor 7
10:15-10:30 Bimanual Robotic Cloth Manipulation for Laundry Folding TuBT7.2 Christian Bersch, Benjamin Pitzer, Sören Kammel Contact and Deformation − TuBT7 Continental Parlor 7
10:30-10:45 Toward Simpler Models of Bending Sheet Joints TuBT7.3 Lael Odhner, Aaron Dollar Contact and Deformation − TuBT7 Continental Parlor 7
10:45-10:50 Bi-Manual Robotic Paper Manipulation Based on Real-Time Marker Tracking and Physical Modelling TuBT7.4 Christof Elbrechter, Robert Haschke, Helge Joachim Ritter Contact and Deformation − TuBT7 Continental Parlor 7
10:50-10:55 Understanding the Difference between Prox and Complementarity Formulations for Simulation of Systems with Contact TuBT7.5 Thorsten Schindler, Binh Nguyen, Jeff Trinkle Contact and Deformation − TuBT7 Continental Parlor 7
10:55-11:00 Curved Surface Contact Patches with Quantified Uncertainty TuBT7.6 Marsette Vona, Dimitrios Kanoulas Contact and Deformation − TuBT7 Continental Parlor 7
11:00-11:15 Estimation of Unknown Curvature using a Coarse-Resolution Sensor and Contact Kinematics TuBT7.7 Tri Cong Phung, Hansang Chae, Min Jeong Kim, Dongmin Choi, Seung Hoon Shin, Hyungpil Moon, Ja Choon Koo, Hyouk Ryeol Choi Contact and Deformation − TuBT7 Continental Parlor 7
11:15-11:30 Singular Surfaces and Cusps in Symmetric Planar 3-RPR Manipulators TuBT7.8 Michel Coste, Philippe Wenger, Damien Chablat Contact and Deformation − TuBT7 Continental Parlor 7
14:55-15:00 Development of a Fabric Sensor Using Tension-Sensitive Electro-Conductive Yarns in Recognition of Slippage TuCT9.6 Van Ho, Daisuke Kondo, Shima Okada, Takahiro Araki, Emi Fujita, Masaaki Makikawa, Shinichi Hirai Novel Sensors − TuCT9 Continental Parlor 9
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 08:00-09:30 Real-Time Swept Volume and Distance Computation for Self Collision Detection*WeAPT10.1 Holger Täubig, Berthold Bäuml, Udo Frese Interactive V − WeAPT10 Golden Gate Room
08:00-09:30 Development of a Fabric Sensor Using Tension-Sensitive Electro-Conductive Yarns in Recognition of Slippage* WeAPT10.24 Van Ho, Daisuke Kondo, Shima Okada, Takahiro Araki, Emi Fujita, Masaaki Makikawa, Shinichi Hirai Interactive V − WeAPT10 Golden Gate Room
08:30-08:45 Optimal Maintenance Strategy in Fault-Tolerant Multi-Robot Systems WeAT8.3 Satoshi Hoshino, Hiroya Seki, Jun Ota Networked Robots − WeAT8 Continental Parlor 8
16:00-16:15 Modeling Mutual Capabilities in Heterogeneous Teams for Role AssignmentWeDT8.1 Somchaya Liemhetcharat, Manuela Veloso Multirobot Coordination & Modular Robots − WeDT8 Continental Parlor 8
16:15-16:30 Collision Avoidance for Persistent Monitoring in Multi-Robot Systems with Intersecting Trajectories WeDT8.2 Daniel E. Soltero, Stephen L. Smith, Daniela Rus Multirobot Coordination & Modular Robots − WeDT8 Continental Parlor 8
16:30-16:45 Evaluation of a Power Management System for Heterogeneous Modules in Self-Reconfigurable Multi-Module Systems WeDT8.3 Zhuowei Wang, Florian Cordes, Alexander Dettmann, Roman Szczuka Multirobot Coordination & Modular Robots − WeDT8 Continental Parlor 8
16:45-16:50 Generalized Programming of Modular Robots through Kinematic Configurations WeDT8.4 Mirko Bordignon, Kasper Stoy, Ulrik Pagh Schultz Multirobot Coordination & Modular Robots − WeDT8 Continental Parlor 8
16:50-16:55 Energy-Aware Coverage Control with Docking for Robot Teams WeDT8.5 Jason Derenick, Nathan Michael, Vijay Kumar Multirobot Coordination & Modular Robots − WeDT8 Continental Parlor 8
16:55-17:00 Optimization of Personal Distribution for Evacuation Guidance Based on Vector FieldWeDT8.6 Masafumi Okada, Teruhisa Ando Multirobot Coordination & Modular Robots − WeDT8 Continental Parlor 8
17:00-17:15 Intent Inference and Strategic Escape in Multi-Robot Games with Physical Limitations and Uncertainty WeDT8.7 Aris Valtazanos, Subramanian Ramamoorthy Multirobot Coordination & Modular Robots − WeDT8 Continental Parlor 8
17:15-17:30 Optimisation Model and Exact Algorithm for Autonomous Straddle Carrier Scheduling at Automated Container Terminals WeDT8.8 Binghuang Cai, Shoudong Huang, Dikai Liu, Shuai Yuan, Gamini Dissanayake, Haye Lau, Daniel Pagac Multirobot Coordination & Modular Robots − WeDT8 Continental Parlor 8
Thursday, September 29, 2011 08:55-09:00 Optimization of Stochastic Strategies for Spatially Inhomogeneous Robot Swarms: A Case Study in Commercial Pollination ThAT4.6 Spring Berman, Radhika Nagpal, Adam Halasz Symposium: Stochasticity in Robotics and Biological Systems I − ThAT4 Continental Ballroom 4
10:50-10:55 Programmable 3D Stochastic Fluidic Assembly of Cm-Scale Modules ThBT4.5 Michael Thomas Tolley, Hod Lipson Symposium: Stochasticity in Robotics and Biological Systems II − ThBT4 Continental Ballroom 4
10:55-11:00 Hierarchical Congestion Control for Robotic Swarms ThBT4.6 Vinicius Graciano Santos, Luiz Chaimowicz Symposium: Stochasticity in Robotics and Biological Systems II − ThBT4 Continental Ballroom 4
14:45-15:00 (Self-)assembly from the nano to the macro scale* ThCT4.1 Nikolaus Correll, M. Ani Hsieh, Mark Yim Symposium: (Self-)assembly from the Nano to the Macro Scale: State of the Art and Future Directions − ThCT4 Continental Ballroom 4
14:45-15:00 Communication Assisted Navigation in Robotic Swarms: Self-Organization and CooperationThCT9.1 Frederick Ducatelle, Gianni A. Di Caro, Carlo Pinciroli, Francesco Mondada, Luca Gambardella Swarms and Flocks − ThCT9 Continental Parlor 9
15:00-15:15 Enhanced Directional Self-Assembly Based on Active Recruitment and Guidance ThCT4.2 Nithin Mathews, Anders Lyhne Christensen, Rehan O’Grady, Philippe Rétornaz, Michael Bonani, Francesco Mondada, Marco Dorigo Symposium: (Self-)assembly from the Nano to the Macro Scale: State of the Art and Future Directions − ThCT4 Continental Ballroom 4
15:00-15:15 Effect of Sensor and Actuator Quality on Robot Swarm Algorithm Performance ThCT9.2 Nicholas Hoff, Robert Wood, Radhika Nagpal Swarms and Flocks − ThCT9 Continental Parlor 9
15:15-15:30 Self-Assembly for Maximum Yields under Constraints ThCT4.3 Michael Fox, Jeff Shamma Symposium: (Self-)assembly from the Nano to the Macro Scale: State of the Art and Future Directions − ThCT4 Continental Ballroom 4
15:15-15:30 The Distributed Co-Evolution of an Embodied Simulator and Controller for Swarm Robot Behaviours ThCT9.3 Paul Jason O’Dowd, Alan Winfield, Matthew Studley Swarms and Flocks − ThCT9 Continental Parlor 9
15:30-15:35 Flocking: Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Robot Recognition ThCT9.4 Benjamin Fine, Dylan Shell Swarms and Flocks − ThCT9 Continental Parlor 9
15:30-15:35 Towards Language-Based Verification of Robot Behaviors ThCT4.4 Anthony Cowley, Camillo Jose Taylor Symposium: (Self-)assembly from the Nano to the Macro Scale: State of the Art and Future Directions − ThCT4 Continental Ballroom 4
15:35-15:40 Self-Assembly of Modular Robots from Finite Number of Modules Using Graph GrammarsThCT4.5 Vijeth Rai, Anne van Rossum, Nikolaus Correll Symposium: (Self-)assembly from the Nano to the Macro Scale: State of the Art and Future Directions − ThCT4 Continental Ballroom 4
15:35-15:40 Gas Source Localization in Indoor Environments Using Multiple Inexpensive Robots and Stigmergy ThCT9.5 Maurizio Di Rocco, Alessandro Saffiotti, Matteo Reggente Swarms and Flocks − ThCT9 Continental Parlor 9
15:40-15:45 Reynolds Flocking in Reality with Fixed-Wing Robots: Communication Range vs. Maximum Turning Rate ThCT9.6 Sabine Hauert, Severin Leven, Maja Varga, Fabio Ruini, Angelo Cangelosi, Jean-Christophe Zufferey, Dario Floreano Swarms and Flocks − ThCT9 Continental Parlor 9
15:40-15:45 Constrained Task Partitioning for Distributed Assembly ThCT4.6 James Worcester, Joshua Rogoff, M. Ani Hsieh Symposium: (Self-)assembly from the Nano to the Macro Scale: State of the Art and Future Directions − ThCT4 Continental Ballroom 4
15:45-16:00 Human Swarm Modeling in Exhibition Space and Space Design ThCT9.7 Masafumi Okada, Yuichi Motegi, Ko Yamamoto Swarms and Flocks − ThCT9 Continental Parlor 9
15:45-16:00 Structure Synthesis On-The-Fly in a Modular Robot ThCT4.7 Shai Revzen, Mohit Bhoite, Juan Antonio Miguel Lim Macasieb, Mark Yim Symposium: (Self-)assembly from the Nano to the Macro Scale: State of the Art and Future Directions − ThCT4 Continental Ballroom 4
16:00-16:15 Constraint-Aware Coordinated Construction of Generic Structures ThCT4.8 David Stein, Timothy Ryan Schoen, Daniela Rus Symposium: (Self-)assembly from the Nano to the Macro Scale: State of the Art and Future Directions − ThCT4 Continental Ballroom 4
16:00-16:15 ARGoS: A Modular, Multi-Engine Simulator for Heterogeneous Swarm Robotics ThCT9.8 Carlo Pinciroli, Vito Trianni, Rehan O’Grady, Giovanni Pini, Arne Brutschy, Manuele Brambilla, Nithin Mathews, Eliseo Ferrante, Gianni A. Di Caro, Frederick Ducatelle, Timothy Stirling, Alvaro Gutierrez, Luca Gambardella, Marco Dorigo Swarms and Flocks − ThCT9 Continental Parlor 9
16:45-17:00 Quadrocopter Ball Juggling ThDT9.1 Mark Wilfried Müller, Sergei Lupashin, Raffaello D’Andrea Novel System Designs: Sensing and Manipulation − ThDT9 Continental Parlor 9
17:00-17:15 2-DOF Contactless Distributed Manipulation Using Superposition of Induced Air FlowsThDT9.2 Anne Delettre, Guillaume J. Laurent, Nadine Le Fort-Piat Novel System Designs: Sensing and Manipulation − ThDT9 Continental Parlor 9
17:15-17:30 Compact Design of a Torque Sensor Using Optical Technique and Its Fabrication for Wearable and Quadrupt Robots ThDT9.3 Sarmad Shams, Dongik Shin, Jungsoo Han, Ji Yeong Lee Lee, Kyoosik Shin, Chang-Soo Han Novel System Designs: Sensing and Manipulation − ThDT9 Continental Parlor 9
17:30-17:45 Development of a High Efficiency and High Reliable Glass Cleaning Robot with a Dirt Detect Sensor ThDT9.4 Yoshio Katsuki, Takeshi Ikeda, Motoji Yamamoto Novel System Designs: Sensing and Manipulation − ThDT9 Continental Parlor 9

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