IROS 2012 Workshop on "Robot Motion Planning: Online, Reactive, and in Real-time"

A full day workshop titled "Robot Motion Planning: Online, Reactive and in Real-time" will take place in conjunction with the IEEE/RSJ IROS 2012 conference in Vila Moura, Algarve, Portugal on October 7 or 12, 2012.

This workshop is supported by the TC on Algorithms for Planning and Control of Robot Motion and covers the following topics:

IROS 2011 Papers by Committee Members

The following is a partial list of papers that will be presented during IROS 2011 related to planning and control of robot motion and are written by members of the Technical Committee:

Monday, September 26

Afternoon Session, 14:00-15:30

  • 15:00-15:15, Paper MoAT8.7:
    "Adapting Control Policies for Expensive Systems to Changing Environments" by Tesch, M., Schneider, J., Choset, H. - CMU

Late afternoon Session, 16:00-17:30

IROS'11 Events Related to Planning and Control

Events related to planning and control that are taking place in conjunction with IROS 2011:

Symposium: Foundations and Future Prospects of Sampling-Based Motion Planning (Wednesday, Sept. 28 - 10:00am)

Symposium: Robot Motion Planning: Achievements and Emerging Approaches (Wednesday, Sept. 28 - 8:00am)

Workshop: Progress and Open Problems in Motion Planning (Friday, Sept. 30 - Full day)

IROS 2011 Workshop on Progress and Open Problems in Motion Planning

A workshop on "Progress and Open Problems in Motion Planning" will take place on Friday, September 30th in San Francisco, CA, in conjunction with the 2011 IEEE/RSJ Int. Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS).

You can find more information regarding the workshop under the following URL:

Progress and Open Problems in Motion Planning

Planning and Control of Robot Motion at IROS 2009

[Summary by Kostas Bekris]

A large body of work at IROS related strongly to planning and control algorithms for robot motion. Thus, the following overview cannot be exhaustive but it attempts to highlight some of the challenges that the community, and especially the members of our committee, are trying to address with planning and control solutions.

IROS 2009 Tutorial on Filtering and Planning in Information Spaces

Presenter: Steve LaValle

[Summary by: Kostas Bekris]

The tutorial took place on October 11, one day before the start of the main IROS conference. Approximately 60 people attended it, overflowing the available space. The entire presentation, close to 6 hours, was offered by Steve LaValle, while the audience had plenty of questions and comments about the material.

Slides from the presentation, as well as a tutorial article on the material can be found on Steve LaValle's webpage.

Informal Meet-And-Greet at IROS'09

We are planning an informal meet-and-greet during IROS in St. Louis next week over a leisurely dinner and/or drinks. Three out of the four co-chairs will be attending, which makes this an excellent opportunity to get to know one another and discuss future activities for the TC and exciting research directions.

We will meet on Sunday, Oct. 11 at 7:30pm in the Hyatt bar.

Please email Kris Hauser ( if you would like to attend.

We hope to see many of you at IROS!

Greetings from New Co-Chairs

Dear Committee Members,

We would like to officially introduce ourselves to you as the new co-chairs of the TC-APC. We also thank the outgoing co-chairs, Oliver Brock, Steven LaValle, Nic Simeon, and Tsutomu Hasegawa for their outstanding service to this committee. We look forward to serving you in the upcoming years, and hope that we can meet the high standards set by the previous chairs.

Ron Alterovitz
Kostas Bekris
Juan Cortes
Kris Hauser


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